YMCA Turkey Trot

YMCA Turkey Trot

Run. Eat. Be Thankful.

A fun, healthy, family-focused way to start your Thanksgiving Day. Join us for the YMCA Turkey Trot! The race will kick off Thanksgiving Morning at 8am at the Cooper YMCA. Choose from a 5K Run or a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. 

All proceeds benefit our YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids.

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Registration
Registration

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Registrations received after the Advanced Registration deadline of Friday, November 22, 2019, at 10am are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt. Late registrations will receive a Turkey Trot commemorative item instead of a t-shirt. If extra t-shirts remain following the conclusion of the race, they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Cooper YMCA where you may bring the unused commemorative item to trade-in for a t-shirt.  

Advanced Registration:

1-Mile Fun Run/Walk: $15/person

5K: $28/person

Family Registration (1-Mile only): $65/family*

*A family of 5. No more than 2 adults (ages 22+) and 3 children (21 and younger) all living at the same address full-time. Add extra children at that address for $10 more per child. 

Late/Race-Day Registration:

Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 6:30-7:30am inside the Cooper YMCA. 

Late registrants will pay an extra $5/person. 

*NEW THIS YEAR*

This year we have the option to support the Turkey Trot and the YMCA Annual Campaign-Strong Kids by purchasing a t-shirt and/or long-sleeve shirt alone or in addition to your race registration! If you can't make the event, simply look for the "store" on our registration site. If you need an extra shirt or two (or more!) and plan on attending the race, you'll be prompted to add on additional shirts during your checkout process. Both adult and youth sizes are available!

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Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup: Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation with you. 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, from 5:00-8:00pm inside the gym at the Cooper YMCA.

Late Packet Pickup: Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation with you. 
Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 6:30-7:30am inside the gym at the Cooper YMCA.

Race Day Details
Race Day Details

Timeline

• 6:30-7:30am Late registration/Race Day packet pickup inside the Cooper YMCA
• 8:00am 1-Mile Run/Walk begins
• 8:30am 5K Run

Refreshments & Prizes

Join us inside the Cooper YMCA gymnasium following the run to pick up your awards and prizes. Enjoy a warm beverage and a snack while the kids jump in the bounce house and play games. Awards begin at approximately 9:15am.

Race Day Weather Policy

All races will go as scheduled; rain, snow, or extreme cold. Please dress appropriately!

  • No refunds on entry fees.
  • Open to the public.
  • Participants must have their bib number pinned to the front of their clothing and visible.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the course during any of the races.
  • Strollers are welcome in the 1-Mile and 5K events. However, we ask that you line up for the start of the race at the back of the group.
The Course
The Course

All races will take place on the beautiful grounds of Lincoln Memorial Park, across the street from the Cooper YMCA. This course offers paved roads with a few moderate hills. Traffic within the park is minimal, although the course is not closed. 

Awards
Awards

5K

The first male runner and first female runner to cross the finish line of the 5K will each receive a special Thanksgiving Day treat. All 5k finishers will receive a commemorative item to celebrate their success!

Age Group Winners

Overall 5K male and female age group winners will receive an award at the awards table in the Cooper YMCA gym after the race.

Age groups are as follows:
12 and under   40-49 years
13-19 years     50-59 years
20-29 years     60+ years
30-39 years

Child/Youth Prizes

Each registered child who participates in any of the races will receive a finisher’s ribbon!

Costume Contest

All registered participants who dress in holiday-themed costumes will be entered in the “best dressed” contest for prizes! Stay tuned for categories and join us in the Cooper Y gym after the race to see if you won!

Refreshments & Prizes

Join us inside the Cooper YMCA gymnasium after the run to pick up your awards and prizes. Enjoy a warm beverage and a snack while the kids jump in the bounce house and play games. Awards begin at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Results
Results