We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning for the 5th annual Turkey Trot Charity 5k in Baltimore City! Thank you for joining us in this healthy Thanksgiving morning tradition!
Course: A walk or run starting at the entrance of Druid Hill Park in front of the Stieff Silver Building, running through the park and finishing at the Stieff Silver Building.
Parking: There are four parking options for our Thanksgiving morning walkers, runners, volunteers, moral supporters, etc:
- Stieff Silver Lot- Parking lot adjacent to 701 Wyman Park Drive
- Boy Scouts of America Lots – 701 Wyman Park Drive
- Wyman General Lot – Intersection of Wyman Park Drive and Carnegie Way
- Street parking around Druid Hill Park
Packet Pick-up Times:
We strongly encourage you to pick up your packets in advance, as lines on Thanksgiving morning can be long. You may pick up packets for friends and family, just have their first and last names.
What am I supporting when I run?
A portion of your registration fee and all donations benefit The Y in Central Maryland, a charitable organization, which supports children in need across the region. Please read more about our cause HERE.
Are donations tax deductible?
The Y in Central Maryland is designated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. For a copy of our current financial statement, please contact us at 303 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21204 or 443-322-9622.
Can I walk (instead of run)?
Of course. You are welcome to run, walk, trot, skip, just keep moving forward!
Do I have to be a Y member?
No, all are welcome!
Are children welcome?
Absolutely! Children six and under register for just $5. Children ages seven through 17 register for the reduced rate of $20.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes! Dogs who are registered for the event will receive a 2017 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K bandanna. Dogs do not have to register, but only those who register will receive a bandanna. We also ask that dogs who attend: are well socialized, well behaved, on leash at all times, and line up at the back of the pack.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes! Strollers are permitted on the course; however, we ask that for safety reasons you line up at the back of the pack.
Is there a family/group discount?
Since this is a fundraiser for those in need, we do not discount registrations, BUT you can register as a team!
What if I can’t make it after I have registered and paid for the race?
Your registration fee will not be refunded if you do not attend. Your fee will go to helping families in Central Maryland that are in critical need of assistance.
Do I need to come to packet pick up or can I get my shirt and number the morning of the event?
If it is necessary for you to pick up your packet the morning of the 5K, you can do so. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet in advance to avoid standing in line the morning of the event.
Can I send someone to pick up my packet for me?
Yes, that person will have to initial that they picked up your packet in case there is any question.
What if it rains?
Y Turkey Trots are held rain or shine!
What time should I arrive?
If you are already registered, please plan to arrive at the event at least 30 minutes before start time (by 8:00 am). If you are registering on event day, please plan to arrive at least one hour before the 5K begins.
Are there prizes?
Yes – Medals will be awarded to the top three runners in each age group! Fundraising prizes will be awarded in the weeks following the event.
Is the run timed?
Yes! All runners, except Children and dogs, are timed.
Where can I find the race results?
Race results can be found on our Facebook page!
How do I get my t-shirt?
You can pick up your t-shirt when you pick up your packet either at the packet pick up times or the day of the event. Remember that if you register race morning, you are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
What t-shirt size should I get?
T-shirts are Adult Unisex and Tek fabric. The sizing is as follows: Small – 28 length, 18 width; Medium – 29 length, 20 width; Large – 30 length, 22 width, XLarge – 31 length, 24 width, 2XL – 32 length, 26 wide.
How can I volunteer the day of the event in Baltimore?
Please sign up here!
Race Bib Numbers
Must be placed on front of shirt for finish line postings.
Smoking is NOT permitted on The Y in Central Maryland property or the 5k course.