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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!

Arnold

We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning for the Annual Turkey Trot Charity 5k in Arnold! Thank you for joining us in this healthy Thanksgiving morning tradition!

What: 5K Run/Walk

When: Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 8:30am

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



Packet Pick-up Times:
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 friends and family, just have their first and last names.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Below are the answers to some other frequently asked questions for the Arnold Y Turkey Trot Charity 5k. If you do not see your questions answered below, please leave a comment for us and we will be sure to post an answer.

What am I supporting when I run? A portion of your registration fee and all donations benefit The Y in Central Maryland, a charitable organization, which supports children in need across the region. Please read more about our cause HERE.

Are donations tax deductible? The Y in Central Maryland is designated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. For a copy of our current financial statement, please contact us at 303 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21204 or 443-322-9622.

Can I walk (instead of run)? Of course. You are welcome to run, walk, trot, skip, just keep moving forward!

Do I have to be a Y member? No, all are welcome!

Are children welcome? Absolutely! Children six and under register for just $5! Children ages seven through 17 register for $20!


Are dogs allowed? Yes! Dogs who are registered for the event will receive a 2017 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K bandanna. Dogs do not have to register, but only those who register will receive a bandanna. We also ask that dogs who attend: are well socialized, well behaved, on leash at all times, and line up at the back of the pack.

Are strollers allowed? Yes! Strollers are permitted on the course; however, we ask that for safety reasons you line up at the back of the pack.

Is there a family/group discount? Since this is a fundraiser for those in need, we do not discount registrations, BUT you can register as a team!

What if I can’t make it after I have registered and paid for the race? Your registration fee will not be refunded if you do not attend. Your fee will go to helping families in Central Maryland that are in critical need of assistance.

Do I need to come to packet pick up or can I get my shirt and number the morning of the event? If it is necessary for you to pick up your packet the morning of the 5K, you can do so. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet in advance to avoid standing in line the morning of the event.

Can I send someone to pick up my packet for me? Yes, that person will have to initial that they picked up your packet in case there is any question.

What if it rains? Y Turkey Trots are held rain or shine!

Where is the start/finish line? At the West Campus Drive entrance to Anne Arundel Community College.


What time should I arrive? If you are already registered, please plan to arrive at the event at least 30 minutes before start time (by 8:00 am). If you are registering on event day, please plan to arrive at least one hour before the 5K begins.

Where do I park? Complimentary at the Y in Arnold (Greater Annapolis) and within the Anne Arundel County Community College campus, but NOT on the race course.

Are there prizes? Yes – Medals will be awarded to the top three runners in each age group! Fundraising prizes will be awarded in the weeks following the event.

Is the run timed? Yes! All runners, except Children and dogs, are timed.

Where can I find the race results? Race results can be found on the Charm City Run website.

How do I get my t-shirt? You can pick up your t-shirt when you pick up your packet either at the packet pick up times or the day of the event. Remember that if you register race morning, you are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

What t-shirt size should I get? T-shirts are Adult Unisex and Tek fabric. The sizing is as follows: Small - 28 length, 18 width; Medium - 29 length, 20 width; Large - 30 length, 22 width, XLarge - 31 length, 24 width, 2XL - 32 length, 26 wide.

How can I volunteer the day of the event in Arnold? Please sign up here!

Race Bib Numbers must be placed on front of shirt for finish line postings.

Smoking is NOT permitted on The Y in Central Maryland property or the 5k course.


If you have any other questions, please call the The Y in Arnold (Greater Annapolis) or leave a comment and we will get you an answer. Keep checking back for updated information!

24 comments:

  1. what does the t shirt look like, does it have the turkey in running shoes image on it?

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  2. Hi Peter - We hope we see you out on the course this Thanksgiving. Yes, the turkey with the running shoes will be on the t-shirt. Here is a preview: http://www.ymdturkeytrot.org/2014/09/2014-y-turkey-trot-charity-5k-shirts.html

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  3. Are you accepting any health/nutrition vendors before and after the race?

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    1. Hi Angela! If you would like to become a sponsor please email debraeinstein@ymaryland.org. She would be happy to help you out!

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  4. Who do I contact if I have a problem with my registration?

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    1. Hi - Please email turkeytrot@ymaryland.org. Thank you!

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  5. Is there childcare available like the race in Towson?

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    1. Hi JoAnna - Yes, Stay & Play will be open. You must have a photo ID with you and the same person must check the child(ren) in and out. For more information on the Towson event please visit http://www.ymdturkeytrot.org/p/towson.html. We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning!

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    1. Hi Ariana - Yes, but not a professional photography service. You can check the photos from last year out on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/YTurkeyTrot/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums

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  7. Are we obligated to the $250 fundraising goal?

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    1. Hi Megan - there is not obligation, we just ask every runner to try :) Thank your for registering!

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  8. Is there a shorter distance of the course that folks walking with children/stollers can do?

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    1. Hi! You are welcome to cut through any of the sidewalks that are on the campus, but there is not an official shorter route. See you Thanksgiving morning!

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  9. Do you have to donate online or can they directly give you the donation?

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    1. Hi! You are welcome to collect check donations and then mail them to: Turkey Trot, Y in Central Maryland, 303 W. Chesapeake Ave, Baltimore, MD 21204, with your name on a note so we can credit your online fundraising page. THANK YOU!

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  10. Is Community Service time available to students that are running and raising money?

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    1. Yes! The Y Turkey Trot is a great way for children to earn their community service time, either by fundraising + running or volunteering! Please email turkeytrot@ymaryland.org for more information!

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  11. I'm volunteering for the set up and clean up. Anything in particular we'll need to bring or wear?

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    1. Thank you for volunteering and choosing to spend Thanksgiving morning with your community at this healthy family-tradition! Volunteers will receive a bright yellow beanie. We recommend dressing warmly and wearing comfortable shoes. Extra cheers for those who dress up! You should receive an email with more details in the next few days. Thank you and see you there!

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  12. Am I allowed to run the race and then join back up with my family that will be pushing strollers in the back?

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    1. Sure! Please just stay to the side as you track back against the flow of runners. See you in a few days!

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  13. I made an error and registered my niece in Baltimore City can that be transfered

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