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Statesboro Turkey Trot set for Saturday
Turkey Trot 2013 mascots
Various mascots from area businesses line up before the start of the Mascot Race during last year's Turkey Trot 5K in downtown Statesboro. - photo by Special

The Seventh Annual Turkey Trot 5K will take over the streets of downtown Statesboro Saturday morning.

"We're beyond excited to be a part of the Seventh Annual Turkey Trot," said Chad Wiggins, a board member for the Foundation for Public Education in Bulloch County. "The foundation looks forward to what we believe will be a great morning for the Statesboro community."

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. The 5K race is scheduled to kickoff at 9:30 a.m., and the children's fun run will begin at 9 a.m. The cost to run in the 5K is $25, while the cost to participate in the children's fun run is $10. All proceeds go to the Foundation for Public Education in Bulloch County and the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

In addition to the 5K and children's fun run, there will be a mascot race and the opportunity to visit and purchase locally grown food at the last Saturday morning Farmers Market of the year in Charlie Olliff Square, by the downtown Sea Island Bank branch.

Also happening Saturday is Big Maker Day. Sponsored by Georgia Southern University's City Campus, Big Maker Day will see Maven Makers of Savannah leading a workshop to help participants build a cornhole catapult. Teams of two to four people can participate for $75 per team. Projects created by Maven Makers will also be on display for members of the community.

"We look forward to seeing the Makers' projects on display and cherish the opportunity to share with, and get people in the community excited about, fresh and innovative ideas," said Suzanne Hallman, business adviser for City Campus.

Turkey Trot sponsors are the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority, the Foundation for Public Education in Bulloch County and the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.


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