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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!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

2016 Race Results

Thank YOU!

THANK YOU For being part of something so good!

Thank you for being part of our Thanksgiving tradition. Your support for the 2016 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K means kids in our community get to participate in healthy, fun Y programs that build skills, character and confidence for life.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor LifeBridge Health and all sponsors, runners, ambassadors, fundraisers, volunteers, community members and Y Associates.

We’re all winners -- THANKS TO YOU!

Your registration and donations to the 2016
Turkey Trot Charity 5K will go the distance to help the Y reach many more beautiful children, full of promise, who depend on us all to be there for them. But even in this moment of celebration, we know the need will continue to grow. If you would like to make an additional gift to support children and families in need, please make your tax-deductible gift online.

Race pictures will be posted to the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K Facebook page in the coming weeks. Be sure to share yours with #yturkeytrot.

Your Virtual Race Bag is also ready. Explore and enjoy these generous offers from our sponsors.

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating health and happiness!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Registration CLOSED

Online registration for the 2016 Y Turkey Trot is closed as of 8pm, Monday, November 21. Please visit us at packet pick-up to register in-person. Thank you! Gobble. Gobble.


Baltimore City

Bel Air

Ellicott City

Perry Hall



Friday, November 18, 2016

Dog Registrations Have SOLD OUT

Thank you for choosing to spend Thanksgiving morning with the Y and your community in this healthy tradition!

We are sold out of dog registrations for this year! You are still welcome to bring your well-behaved, leashed pup with you to participate (free of charge), but they will not receive a bandanna this year.

We wish you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you next week!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Race Day Etiquette

How to Line up Thanksgiving Morning:

Please arrive with time to spare! If you have picked up your packet, please come wearing your race bib and prepare to line up around 8am. The events begin promptly at 8:30am. If you have not yet picked up your packet, please leave time to visit the packet pick-up station and pin your bib on. We recommend you arrive around 7:30 to ensure you are not rushed or stressed!

  • Runners should line up based on average mile time. Please let those who are speedy start in the front!
  • Walkers should be toward the back.
  • Strollers must start at the very back of the pack.
  • Dogs must be on a leash, well-trained, social and start at the back of the pack. Please be sure to pick-up after your pet.
  • Please look for the large signs with mile times at the starting line to help you line up. This will help everyone have a great race morning experience.
Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving morning being part of something good!

Race Day Parking

We look forward to seeing you Thursday morning! Here are the details for race-day parking. Drive safely.

Arnold: Complimentary at the The Y in Arnold (Greater Annapolis) and within the Anne Arundel Community College campus, but NOT on the race course

Baltimore City:  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 The Dancel Y in Ellicott City lot

Perry Hall: Parking is available at the Y in Perry Hall and the adjacent shopping center

Towson: Free for Turkey Trot participants until 11:30am at the Baltimore County Parking Garage (Baltimore Ave)

Westminster: Carroll Community College

Friday, November 11, 2016

How to Share Your Fundraising Page

Getting the word out to your friends and family is easy! You will be on your way to reaching your fundraising goal in no time with these quick sharing tips. Through our personal fundraising page you can share your page to your Facebook or Twitter feed, even send E-mails.

  When logged into your fundraising page locate the Share section:

 a. You can "Like" or Share your page to Facebook

b. You can Tweet your page!

c. You can send an email right from your page
Some fundraisers find it easier to simply copy the link to their personal fundraising page and paste it into their preferred email vendor, such as Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail.
a. You can copy the link directly from the URL bar:

 b. You can take advantage of the Custom Page URL under the Edit my Page Tab:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WIN a Pandora Bracelet

Want to do more to help children and families in Maryland AND win something sparkly for yourself? You can! Secure a donation of $25 (or more) this week(11/08-11/15) and you'll automatically be entered to win one of five Pandora bracelets!

You already have a fundraising page - all you need to do is ask one person to donate and you'll be in the running. (Sneaky tip - you can even donate to yourself!)

$25 may not seem like much, but every dollar counts when raising funds to help children and families living in poverty.

So what are you waiting for? Sign into your page and start fundraising today to help more kids!

Thank you to our friends at Smyth Jewelers for their generous donation of these gifts!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Try the Y for Free!

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, 2016! Stop by any Y Center to activate your 30-day free Y membership today.

Come into one of our locations today to get started. Please bring a copy of your Turkey Trot receipt (on your phone is fine!). Valid until December 31, 2016.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fundraising Page Tips!

We have had a lot of great questions about putting more "thanks" and "giving" into Thanksgiving my fundraising for the Y Turkey Trot! Here are some quick links on the most commonly asked questions.

Why am I fundraising?

How to edit your page (name, story, goal, etc.).

How to join or create a team

How to thank donors

How to share your page

Are there fundraising prizes?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Packet Pick-Up 2016

We strongly encourage you to pick up your packets in advance, as lines on Thanksgiving morning can be long.

You may pick up packets for family members and friends.


Baltimore City

Bel Air

Ellicott City

Perry Hall