The 2018 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K was our most successful ever – thanks to you! Thank you for making it happen and for being such an important part of this special community event. And don’t forget that registration for the 2019 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K opens Sunday, September 1st! Mark your calendars now and get in on the family fun, feel-good event of the year!
Photos will be posted on our Facebook page starting Thanksgiving Day. Some photos can take up to a week, so be sure to follow along to not miss out.
Don’t forget – if you are not currently a Y Member, your registration for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K kicks-off your complimentary Y membership – good for up to 30 days until December 31, 2018! Just register for Turkey Trot, then stop by any Y Center with a copy of your receipt (email or printed) and a photo ID to activate your free Y membership today!
We would like to thank all the generous sponsors of the 2018 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K and wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!
Online registration for the 2018 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K closed at 8pm, Monday, November 19th, but you may still register at each location’s packet pick-up. Please see here for dates and locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Please note, although we try our very best, we can’t guarantee shirt sizes for people who register during Race Week.
Race Week Rates: (beginning at 11:59pm Saturday, November 17th)
Are you thinking about signing your family up for the Turkey Trot Charity 5K? We’re here to tell you that there are so many benefits to participating as a family, especially if you have little ones!
It encourages the value of physical activity from a young age
As parents know, children are always watching and learning. Running or walking together provides an excellent opportunity to get everyone moving and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle. And it’s not just for your two-legged family members either—you can bring your pups along, too! And to make things even better, if you register your dog they will receive a fashionable doggy bandana to wear!
You can relive your youth!
Do you remember what running was like as a kid? You laced up your shoes (maybe, if you wore them!) and took off as fast as your legs could carry you, arms swinging wild and free. Participating in the Turkey Trot with your family allows you to relive the joys of your youth!
You can help others, together
If you don’t want to run or walk, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Spend the morning supporting others by helping with packet pickup, holding mile markers, or assisting with setup and cleanup. It’s a great opportunity to talk to your family about giving back and volunteerism. Plus, you’ll probably make some new friends! To search all volunteer opportunities, simply follow this link.
And lastly, the Turkey Trot Charity 5K is also a great way to spend time together with your family, friends, neighbors, and community—and isn’t that the perfect way to start a day of giving thanks?
Online registration for the 2017 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K closed at 8pm, Monday, November 20th, but you may still register at each location’s packet pick-up. Please see below for dates and locations. We look forward to seeing you soon!
My name’s Robyn, and I work at the Y in Central Maryland. I recently moved here from Australia: you know, the land of terrifying spiders and Hugh Jackman. Now, between the blue claw crabs, the Chincoteague oysters, and ‘dem O’s… (see dorky picture) I’ve fallen in love with all things Charm City, including the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K! And—like this year’s summer—the trot’s coming in hot (in the land down under that means really big), and we want you to join in on the fun!
Registration for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K opens on September 1. With seven locations in Central Maryland, our 5K is perfect for anyone looking for:
an active morning of fun the whole family can enjoy;
the opportunity to slip in a cheeky 5K run before the weather turns frosty;
a way to (semi) guilt-proof your Thanksgiving meal;
a non-ironical way to wear that turkey hat hiding in the back of your closet (you know the hat we’re talking about);
a tangible way to raise funds for children and families in Central Maryland who live in poverty.
While you’re waiting, why not let your friends and family (and your old college roommate) know on Facebook that you’re going? It’ll just take a click!