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Four Turkey Trot participants dressed as pumpkin pie


LINCOLN, Neb. – The YMCA of Lincoln Turkey Trot is returning for its 13th year as one of the highly favored traditions on Thanksgiving morning.  

Held on November 25 at Lincoln Memorial Park (6800 S. 14th Street), this year’s family-friendly race will feature the option to participate in person or virtually (Trot at Home) in either a 5K Race or 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Advanced registration is available online at through November 21, however turkey trotters can register as late as Thanksgiving morning on-site.

“We’re thrilled to once again host what has become a Thanksgiving family tradition through the years,” shared Karla Hudson, Turkey Trot Coordinator and Wellness Director for the Cooper YMCA. “This race is about so much more than burning calories before a big meal—it’s an opportunity to bring the community together, to give thanks, and to help raise funds for those in need.”

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will go towards the YMCA’s Annual Fundraising Campaign-Strong Kids which offers financial assistance for YMCA memberships, programs, sports and camp fees to families who otherwise would not be able to participate due to financial limitations.

The registration fee for this year’s race is $15/person for the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, $28/person for the 5K or $65 for a family (up to five members) to participate in the Fun Run/Walk either in person or virtually. Participants who register prior to November 21 will also receive a 2021 YMCA Turkey Trot t-shirt.
The Lincoln YMCA will be following all Directed Health Measures as it relates to this year’s Turkey Trot. For event details including registration information, visit



Locations: Cooper YMCA
Category: Community