COUNTDOWN TO THE TROT
Since 1981, new generations of families turn out to experience the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot. Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot will be a virtual event. When you register for the YMCA Turkey Trot, you’re signing up for more than just a race. You’re helping your neighbors in need during their most difficult times. 100% of the proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot go towards scholarships for families in our community. And this year, you can trot wherever you are!
PROCEEDS FROM THE YMCA TURKEY TROT
Proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot support the Y’s COVID-19 relief efforts and other YMCA programming including childcare, water safety lessons, summer camp, youth sports, health programs, senior engagement, food insecurity and more. When state and local restrictions forced us to temporarily suspend Y operations earlier this year, we pivoted our branches and staff to focus on helping during the crisis. No matter where you Trot with us, you’re helping the Y continue to provide opportunities and access for all.
NEW This Year
Although not required, we encourage you to use the free RaceJoy mobile app to track your race and report your result for an optimal race experience. Once registered, use your Transaction Number (located in your confirmation email) as the bib number in RaceJoy.
RaceJoy Mobile App
What is the Race Route?
As a virtual participant, you get to choose the location and time of day that works best for you! We will also release a few suggested courses closer to race day.
Virtual Race (10K/5K) Entry Fee
Sign up for our virtual run and join us from home or wherever you may be!
• $35 (through 11/25)
The first 1,000 registrations will receive a commemorative face covering.
Virtual Race – Fort Worth & Dallas Combo
Sign up for Fort Worth and Dallas virtual Turkey Trots and SAVE! Swag from each event will be mailed directly to you.
• $60 (available 11/1 – 11/14)
For those who have already registered and wish to run with their well-trained dog:
• $10 registration (virtual)
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?
While this year will look different, we may still need volunteers to help make the YMCA Turkey Trot a success!
Click the link below to ask us about volunteer opportunities!