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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!

Baltimore City

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



What: 5K Run/Walk

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30am


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




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.
Below are the answers to some other frequently asked questions for the Baltimore City 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 FREE! Children ages seven through 17 register for half price!

Are dogs allowed? Yes! Dogs who are registered for the event will receive a 2016 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!

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.

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 race participants are timed.

Where can I find the race results? Race results can be found on the Bullseye Running 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 Baltimore? 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 Weinberg Family Center Y or leave a comment and we will get you an answer. Keep checking back for updated information!

30 comments:

  1. When can we expect the map for the Baltimore City location?

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    1. Hi CT,
      Thank you for registering to take part in the first Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Baltimore City! Unfortunately we do not have a course map, but we did update the course information. We hope to have a course map next year.

      Where is the start/finish line? The course starts and finishes in Druid Hill Park, near East Dr and Wyman Park Dr. The Stieff Silver building is a close landmark.

      What is the course? The course weaves throughout Druid Hill Park and does not leave the park. Here is a map of the park: http://bit.ly/1do9gHI

      Thank you and see you next week!

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  2. What are the advantages of creating and signing up as a team (vs. as an individual)?

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    1. Creating a team allows you to see your team roster and see in real time how much your team has raised. It also gives the team captain the ability to broadcast messages to everyone on the team through the platform, instead of always having to fumble for email addresses. We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving day!

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  3. Will any roads be closed in Ellicott City at any time?

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  4. Will the Baltimore City course be at Druid Hill Park this year? When I click on the Baltimore City link, I get the Arnold course info. Thanks - I'm looking forward to this race!

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    1. Hi Kathy - We just realized this ourselves, the Baltimore City page vanished overnight! We are working on restoring it. Please check back around lunchtime today. Thank you!

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  5. I just registered and realize I indicated the wrong size shirt for my daughter. Is it possible to change shirt sizes?

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  6. I just registered myself and one child but am being charged for 3 children.

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    1. Hi LaShawn - Thank you for registering for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K! Children register for free, so there was not an additional charge. We will remove the entries without a name so we do not miscount registrations. Thank you for letting us know. We will see you Thanksgiving morning!

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  7. I registered my teenage daughter, but confirmation was addressed to me... did i accidentally register myself as a teenager? How do I find out and correct?
    I'm also not having any luck setting up the fundraising page for her.

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    1. Hi Rose - We have her in our system. See you Thanksgiving morning!

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  8. Hello, excited about the race and hoping the weather improves. I registered and was given a code for participating as a PNC employee, however my code did not work. Also if someone has written a check made payable the Y of central Maryland to donate, do I bring this the day of?

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    1. Hi - Online registration has closed. When you go to packet pick up please let them know you are part of a sponsor team and did not register online. They will help you out. Thank you for collecting donations! Here is information about submitting checks: http://www.ymdturkeytrot.org/2014/11/fundraising-collecting-check-donations.html

      We will see you soon!

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    2. Where is the online registration for the 2015 race?

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    3. Hi Mary - If you scroll up, on the right-hand side you will see a red button that says "Register Today". Thank you!

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  9. Hi, Please share a pic of the official 2015 race shirt. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Penny - We will post a pic on the main page today. They are navy blue this year!

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  10. Hi! You get a free membership to the Y for one month, right? Is it a membership to any Y, or one to the location you run the race at? Also, do you offer Stay and Play services for race runners that day even if we are not members?

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    1. Hi Willa - If you are not a current Y Member, yes! You get a month free. You can use that month as soon as you register, just visit any of our locations and show them proof of your online registration. Sorry, Stay & Plat services are only offered at select locations for Y Members. Thank you for registering. See you soon!

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    2. Thanks for the quick reply! I know Towson does offer Stay and Play on their location for runners who are not members. Waverly does not do that, right? Also, when I have the free membership for December, could I utilize Stay and Play at any location?

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    3. Hi Willa - When you activate your 30-day free trial you are welcome to use all 12 locations and Stay & Play at those locations. For the Turkey Trot itself, Towson will offer Stay & Play to members. The Weinberg Y on 33rd will not be offering Stay & Play for runners, since the Turkey Trot is in Druid Hill park. Thank you!

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  11. Teda Lightfoot-DotsonNovember 12, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    I am interested in getting info as a volunteer for the Turkey Trot for Baltimore City.

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    1. Wonderful Teda! Please email alexisperkins@ymaryland.org. Thank you!

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  12. What is the address of the starting point? (Baltimore City course) Thanks.

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    1. Hi Alden - The starting point is in Druid Hill Park across from the Stieff Silver Building. The address for Stieff Silver is 800 Wyman Park Dr, Baltimore, MD 21211. See you Thanksgiving morning!

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  13. Hi there! I see there's a chip timer on the back of my race bib, but I'm having trouble finding race results online. Is there a link?

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    1. Hi Jaclyn - they should be up later today. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/YTurkeyTrot for updates. Thank you for celebrating with us this year!

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