FAQ

All courses close at 10:30 am.

If course/time accommodations are needed, please contact Chris Butler at [email protected] by November 4.

What are the start times?

1K Gobbler Trot: 8:00 A.M.
10K: 8:15 A.M.
5K: 8:30 A.M.

How much is registration?
Entry Fee (Per Person)

10K (at 8:15AM)
$21 super early (through 12/31)
$26 early (1/01 through 7/17)
$32 Untimed; $37 Timed (7/18 through 10/31)
$34 Untimed; $39 Timed (Late registration 11/1 through 11/27)
$40 Untimed; $45 Timed (Race Day)
* Timed race includes finisher medal

5K (at 8:30am)
$21 super early (through 12/31)
$26 early (1/01 through 7/17)
$27 Untimed; $32 Timed (7/18 through 10/31)
$29 Untimed; $34 Timed (Late registration 11/1 through 11/27)
$35 Untimed; $40 Timed (Race Day)
* Timed race includes finisher medal

1K Gobbler Trot (8:00am)

This event is not timed
Adults running in the 5K/10K may accompany their child(ren) in the Gobbler Trot for free
$21 early (through 12/31)
$22 registration (1/01 through 11/26)
$40 (race day)

* Timed race includes finisher medal

Online Registration Fees: Your registration does not guarantee you a dog bandanna, shirt or a size. The best way to ensure that you get a proper fitting shirt is to take advantage of the multiple days and locations of packet pick up.

How do I register for the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot?

There are a few different ways to register:

Online –To register online click here.

Race Day –You can register race day in the early morning. Registration begins at 6:00 am. Please plan on additional time if you choose race day registration. Early arrival ensures you won’t miss the race start. If you register on race day, there is no guarantee of shirt, size, bib, or chip. Timed registration will end at 7:45 am.

Team/Family Registration –Team/Family can be done for groups of 5 or more runners who register and pay together on or before November 4th. Teams do not need to all participate in the same event. Team packet pick up will be on Friday, November 22nd and all teams must be picked up, in their entirety, no later than Wednesday November 27th. Please make sure whoever picks up the team packet knows the name of the team and the number of participants. 

When & where can I pick up my packet?

Luke’s Locker

The Shops at Clearfork
5255 Monahans Ave  Fort Worth, TX 76109
817-877-1448

  • Saturday, November 23: 8:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, November 24: 11:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Monday, November 25: 9:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, November 26: 9:30 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, November 27: 9:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Bear Creek Running Company

101 Town Center Ln Suite 115  Keller, TX 76248
817-337-0950

  • Sunday, November 24: 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Monday, November 25: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday, November 26: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes. The person picking up the packet(s) will need the participant’s name. When picking up the packet there will be a list of names with bib numbers displayed. That is all that is needed.

Is the “Gobbler Trot” a separate event or distance?

Yes, the Gobbler Trot is a 1K fun run. The cost of the Gobbler Trot is $22.00 per participant regardless of age. Parents who register for the 5K or the 10K may accompany their child(ren) in the Gobbler Trot for free. This run is not a timed event.

Can I walk?

Yes, we have lots of walkers. All walkers MUST start at the back of the pack to allow the competitive runners to start the race.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, there is a $10.00 registration fee and all well trained, friendly dogs on leashes (max. 3 ft.) are welcome and MUSTline up at the back of the starting corrals. No dogs allowed in the competitive chip timed corral. Owners maintain responsibility for their pets. There is a separate registration form for dogs and a fee of $10.00. Dogs must be registered for the event and will receive a Turkey Trot dog bandanna (while supplies last).

*Dog/Stroller/Walker Policy:

All dogs, strollers and Walkers MUST line up at the back of the starting corrals. Please keep all dogs to a maximum 3 foot leash. Runners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. All dogs must be registered! No dogs allowed in the competitive chip timed corral. No strollers allowed in the competitive chip timed corral!

Is skating or cycling allowed?

No, because they travel at a higher speed, for the safety of others, rollerblades, Heelys, roller skates, scooters and bicycles are not allowed in the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot.

Do I have to be chip timed?

No, chip timing is not required to participate in either the 5k or 10k run. Those that want to be chip timed must fill out that portion of the registration form and pay an additional $5.00 for the chip. If you are a competitive runner who hopes to place in your age division, you must be chip timed.

Is there assistance available if I can’t do the whole course?

Yes, we have paramedics, radio operators and police officers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer or an officer for help. We also have water stops and restrooms located on the course.

Are baby strollers allowed?

Absolutely, strollers are welcome and MUST line up at the back of the starting corrals. No strollers allowed in the competitive chip timed corral!  Don’t forget to register your child so they can have an official race shirt and number. A Great family photo opportunity! Children in Strollers must be registered and will be charged the Gobbler Trot rate of $22 per child.

*Dog/Stroller/Walker Policy:

All dogs, strollers and Walkers MUST line up at the back of the starting corrals. Please keep all dogs to a maximum 3 foot leash. Runners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. All dogs must be registered! No dogs allowed in the competitive chip timed corral. No strollers allowed in the competitive chip timed corral!

Are there concessions available at the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot?

The Turkey Trot will provide water and fruit for our participants at no charge. Other vendors and sponsors often provide additional complimentary refreshments such as yogurt.

What if it rains or snows? Will you still have the Turkey Trot?

In general, no matter what the weather, the Turkey Trot will go on! Only severe lightning will delay the event. Our paramount concern is the safety of our participants.

What happens to the proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey 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.

Where do I park when I get to the Turkey Trot?

There is parking available in several parking lots along Camp Bowie as well as limited parking around the race area. On street parking should be limited to the south side of Camp Bowie to avoid conflict with the 5k and 10k. We encourage participants to arrive early and car pool, if possible.