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15th Annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot November 19 to Benefit Teachers & Students

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education will host its 15th Annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 19, in downtown Statesboro, to provide grants for classroom teachers’ innovative projects and college scholarships for the school district’s REACH Georgia scholars.

Participants can pre-register online at or on the Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot website. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square.

The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 100-yard dash with local business mascots. Next, children 12 years of age and younger can register for the fun run, and the main 5K event for all ages begins at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall. An awards ceremony for top finishers from each of the age divisions is at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse Square.

  • 8:30 a.m. Mascot Run – Free
  • 8:45 a.m. 12 & Under Fun Run – $15
  • 9:00 a.m. 5K Turkey Trot – $30 or $25 per person for teams of five or more
  • 11:00 a.m. Awards presentations

All registered participants receive a gift bag. The first 300 registered participants receive a t-shirt. Pre-register by Nov. 4 to guarantee your preferred size. Participants are encouraged to wear team-themed t-shirts and Thanksgiving costumes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact 912.212.8530

Set in the heart of downtown Statesboro’s historic retail and residential neighborhoods, it’s fun for the whole family. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Wagons, strollers and even family-friendly canines on leashes are welcome. Walk as an individual or form a team.

Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education, which is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, hosts the event each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Foundation is managed by a 12-member board of trustees who meets monthly.

Since 2006, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education has funded more than 290 innovative classroom teacher grants totaling nearly $320,000 to provide learning experiences
for Bulloch County children.

The Foundation gives individuals, businesses, industries and civic organizations a way to invest in local education programs that benefit public, charter, private and home-schooled students. The Foundation’s two major fundraising campaigns are the Statesboro
5K Turkey Trot, donations, and Bulloch County Schools’ Payroll deduction option for employees.

The Foundation funds Bulloch County School’s annual participation in the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program with a $7,500 annual contribution. As a result, five graduating REACH scholars each receive a $20K – $30K scholarship for college in addition to the HOPE scholarship.

The Foundation is the local underwriting sponsor for the Professional Association of GA Educator’s STAR Student/Teacher program. The Foundation’s financial support makes this program possible locally for Bulloch County’s public, private and
charter schools.

The Foundation is also one of the main corporate sponsors for Bulloch County Schools’ Teacher of the Year program. The
Foundation annually provides a $1,000 grant to the district’s teacher of the year.

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