Proceeds benefit local innovative teachers & education projects

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education will host its 14th annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot in-person and virtually on Saturday, November 20, at 9 a.m., in downtown Statesboro to raise funds for its sponsored programs and innovation grants for classroom teachers.

The Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot takes place the Saturday before  Thanksgiving each year and includes the 5K run, a fun run for children 12-years-old and younger, and a race between local business mascots.

Event Details
More than 300 runners and walkers of all ages participate in the Turkey Trot each year, some accompanied by children in wagons and strollers and even family-friendly canines on leashes. Walk as an individual or form a team. Teams of five or more receive a $5 discount per runner on registration. All registered participants will receive a gift bag. Participants are encouraged to be creative and wear team-themed t-shirts and Thanksgiving costumes are welcome.

Event Registration:
Register online

  • Register by November 4 to guarantee a T-shirt, and lower registration costs.
  • $30 for individual in-person or virtual 5K participants. Price increases after Nov. 4
  • $25 per individual for teams of five or more
  • $15 per child 12 and younger for 1K fun run.
  • No cost for business mascots. Arrive and check in at the event table by 8:45 a.m. on  race day.
  • In-person participants may also register the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m., at the event table on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square.
  • Early race packet pick up is on Friday, November 19, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Bulloch County Board of Education, located at 150 Williams Road, in Statesboro.
  • Packets may also be picked up the day of the race beginning at 8 a.m., at the event table on the Courthouse Square.

The Foundation’s Work in the Community
The Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education is a community-based, not-for-profit, 501 (c)3 corporation whose mission is to encourage and support education excellence in Bulloch County. Its work is managed by a local board of trustees.

The Foundation funds the STAR Student/STAR Teacher program for Bulloch County’s public and private high schools, the REACH Georgia Scholars program, the Bulloch County Schools Teacher of the Year program, and it bestows 20 innovation grants per year to classroom teachers. 

Proceeds from the Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot, tax-deductible individual and corporate donations, and payroll deduction donations from the school district’s employees make it possible for these programs to exist and thrive. The Foundation has made college possible for 45 local scholars and funded 220 teacher projects that benefit students. Visit the Foundation’s website or follow its Facebook page or the Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot Facebook page to learn more.

Sponsorship Opportunity
For businesses interested in sponsoring the event, there are four levels of sponsorship which include a variety of benefits. Contact Susan Cassedy at 912.212.8530 or by email at