124th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot | Kids Out and About Buffalo

124th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot

Since 1896 runners have competed in the cross country race that has become today’s Turkey Trot. The race attracts serious runners, amateurs, and team competitors alike. The Turkey Trot is an 8k footrace which begins on Delaware Avenue, and continues into downtown Buffalo. Please join us in this amazing tradition, and see the links below for more information on the run and its impact. An annual Thanksgiving tradition, the YMCA Turkey Trot helps support kids and families across Western New York. Proceeds from the Turkey Trot help make YMCA programs and services accessible to people in our community who would otherwise not be able to afford the full costs.

 

Registration and Runner Information

Registration for the 124th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot on November 28, 2019 is now open. 

Start

9:00 am on Delaware Avenue, Thanksgiving Day November 28

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the YMCA Turkey Trot is $41. This includes the online processing fee and commemorative t-shirt. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Race Course

The YMCA Turkey Trot is an 8k footrace that begins on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo. The race course follows Delaware Avenue into downtown Buffalo. The route proceeds around Niagara Square to Church Street and then onto Franklin Street where runners will cross the finish line.

Packet Pick-up sponsored by Tim Hortons

Runners are strongly encouraged to pick up race packets between Monday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 27 between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst, NY.

Expo

Look for special Turkey Trot discounts. Runner’s Roost is sponsoring this year’s running expo at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA from Monday, November 25 – Wednesday, November 27.

Awards

Distinctive trophies will be awarded to:

  • 1st place male and female
  • 1st place male and female masters
  • 1st through 3rd place male and female in the following age categories:
    • 9 & under
    • 10-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-74
    • 75-79
    • 80 & over
  • 1st through 3rd place team in the following categories:
    • family team category
    • corporate all comers

Awards are determined by gun time for overall and masters winners. Age group winners are determined by chip time. Team awards are determined by the average combined chip time of the top four team members.

Awards Ceremony and Post Race Party

The YMCA Turkey Trot awards ceremony and post race party take place immediately following the race on the upper level of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Family Friendly Post Race Area

A family friendly (alcohol free) post race area is available at Statler City (across from the main entrance of the Convention Center) immediately following the race, which includes refreshments and music.


Additional Race Day Details

Before the start, shuttle buses run from the Convention Center to the North Buffalo Target Plaza parking lot (2626 Delaware Ave.) from 7:00–7:45 am. THE LAST BUS LEAVES THE CONVENTION CENTER AT 7:45 am. After the race, shuttle buses run from the PEARL STREET SIDE of the Convention Center to the Target parking lot on Delaware from 10:00–11:45 am.

Port-o-potties are available outside the Delaware YMCA, located on the north side of the building.

Runners should begin lining up at 8:30 am. Please line up according to your ability using the pace flags as a guide.

Awards are determined by gun time for overall and masters winners. Age group winners are determined by chip time.

Roller blades, strollers and dogs are not allowed on the race course.

Paper registration is accepted through October 11.

The Turkey Trot phone line is 716-565-6000.

Organization:

YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Location:

301 Cayuga Rd. Suite 100
Buffalo, NY, 14225
United States

Phone:

(716) 565-6000
Contact name: 
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Dates: 
11/28/2019
Time: 
9 am start time