COUNTDOWN TO THE TROT
The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access based on their ability to pay. Proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot benefit diverse programs of the Y that are strengthening our community including preschool and afterschool care, water safety and swim lessons, day and overnight camp, youth sports, health programs and more.
help orchestrate this annual event, more than 200 of whom give 1,000 hours on Thanksgiving morning!
Participants from more than
& 485 u.s. cities
TROT WITH US EVERY YEAR!
GALLONS OF WATER
are needed to help hydrate race participants – don’t forget to drink up, everyone!
Teams & Awards
10K (at 8:15AM) or 5K (at 8:30am)
• Family/Team (5 or more mailed together received by Nov. 4)
5K & 10K Award Age Groups:
• Awards to the overall male/female and top masters male/female in the 5K and 10K
• Awards to the top 3 male/female 5K finishers in the following age groups: 0-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 5 year age groups to 80+
• Awards to the top 3 male/female 10K finishers in the following age groups: 0-13, 14-19, 20-24, 5 year age groups to 80+
Gobbler Trot (1K):
• All ages are invited. Ribbons to all runners.
10K Entry Fee
• $32 Untimed; $37 Timed (through 10/31)
• $34 Untimed; $39 Timed (11/1 through 11/27)
• $40 Untimed; $45 Timed (Race Day)
5K Entry Fee
• $27 Untimed; $32 Timed (through 10/31)
• $29 Untimed; $34 Timed (11/1 through 11/27)
• $35 Untimed; $40 Timed (Race Day)
1K Gobbler Trot Entry Fee
This event is not timed. Adults running in the 5K/10K may accompany their child(ren) in the Gobbler Trot for free.
• $22 (through 11/26)
• $40 (race day)
Virtual Race (10K/5K) Entry Fee
Traveling for the holiday but still want to be a part of the tradition? Sign up for our virtual run and join us from wherever you may be! Registration deadline for virtual race is November 1.
• $50 registration (includes t-shirt and medal shipped via USPS)
For those who have already registered and wish to run with their well-trained dog:
• $10 registration (includes bandana–while supplies last) through 11/28 at 8:45 AM.
Brand new this year – medals for all chip-timed participants!
A Thanksgiving Tradition
The Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot started on Thanksgiving morning in 1981 with just a 5K race.
Over the past 37 years, the Turkey Trot has grown from 200 runners to over 10,000 in our 5K, 10K and Gobbler Trot races. It has become a Fort Worth tradition for generations of families and our community.
WANT TO HELP?
There are more than 300 valuable volunteers that help orchestrate this annual event, more than 200 of whom give 1,000 hours on Thanksgiving morning!
We need you! Email us to ask us about volunteer opportunities!