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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs, that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Don't Forget!

Not a Y Member, yet? Good news! Your registration for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K automatically kicks-off your complimentary Y membership - good for up to 30 days until December 31, 2015! Stop by any Y Center to activate your 30-day free Y membership today and start training for the race.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Online Registration CLOSED - Register in Person

Online registration for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K has closed BUT you can still register in person!

In-person registration is available at packet pick up only:

Baltimore City:
Bel Air:
Ellicott City:
Day-of registration is available from 7 - 8am at all six event locations.
See you soon!

Online Registration Closes TONIGHT - MONDAY 8PM

Friday, November 20, 2015

Recipe: Mashed Potatoes with Something Extra!

This is our last recipe of the year - we cannot wait to see you Thursday! Today we ask, why not add a nutritious twist (pumpkin) to your classic mashed potatoes?

  1. 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  2. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  3. 2 tsp fresh thyme
  4. 8 Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  5. 3/4 cup milk
  6. 4 Tbsp butter
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  9. 1/4 tsp pepper
  1. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, garlic and thyme.
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and reserve 1 cup of cooking water. Return potatoes to the pot.
  3. Mash the potatoes until smooth and then stir the butter in. Add the milk and continue mashing, then add 1/2 cup of cooking water at a time until smooth. Season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  4. Place the potatoes in a serving dish, and add the pumpkin mixture and fold in, creating swirls.
  5. Garnish with extra thyme.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Race Day Parking

Arnold: Complimentary at the Greater Annapolis Family Center Y and within the Anne Arundel Community College campus, but NOT on the race course.

Baltimore: In and around Druid Hill Park. Additional parking available in the Wyman Preschool Lot (200 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21211)

Bel Air: Courtland Street Garage, Harford Mutual and anywhere else in town that is NOT on the race course.

Ellicott City: Long Gate Shopping Center and the Dancel Family Center Y lot

Towson:  Baltimore County Parking Garage, 110 West Susquehanna Avenue, Towson, Maryland, 21204.

WestminsterCarroll County Community College, 1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD 21157.

Please drive safely! We look forward to seeing you soon!