Turkey Can Run


Register for the 16th Annual Turkey Can Run

16th Annual Turkey Can Run 5K

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2024

About the Turkey Can Run

Our Annual Turkey Can Run, now in its 16th year, is a 5K race hosted every Thanksgiving Day to benefit our very own FBC Jefferson Food Bank. The food bank assists hundreds of Jackson County families every year, and the annual 5K race is an opportunity to ensure that the mission of the Food Bank continues to provide food to those in need throughout the community. Our Turkey Can Run is the only Peachtree Qualifier in Jackson County, and it is the largest 5K in the county. In 2023, we had 932 registered runners, and this year we look to increase that number.

Pre-Race Information

Anyone can enter this race, and it is a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. Entry fees are $15, PLUS 15 canned food items. For runners who register and pay by November 24th, race number and t-shirt pickup is available in advance from Monday, November 25th to Wednesday, November 27th from 5-7pm in the church fellowship hall. Canned goods can also be dropped off at this time.

Race Day Information

Parking is not available at FBC Jefferson lots, these lots will be used to provide distancing before the race. Participants may park down the street at the front parking lot of Jefferson High School (575 Washington St), which is walking distance to the church. There will be no shuttle service. Please dress appropriately for the morning temperatures.

There will be receptacles at the JHS parking lot for the canned food donations brought by runners the day of the race.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION will start at 7:00 am at the church Student Center.

There will be an awards ceremony following the race, but for those unable to attend, awards can be picked up at the church office (76 Institute St) Monday, December 2nd – Thursday, 5th from 8:30am- 5:00pm.

Bottled water will be available before and after race.

Thank you for being safe, and for contributing to those in need throughout Jackson County.

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