Registration for the 127th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is open. Runners may register at www.YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached.
A press release noted, “The YMCA Turkey Trot is a time-honored Thanksgiving Day tradition. The oldest consecutively run footrace in the world, the YMCA Turkey Trot is an 8k race that attracts 14,000 runners and walkers annually. Proceeds raised help fund vital YMCA programs and services that empower youth, improve community health, and provide support to our community’s most vulnerable.”
The early bird entry fee for both the in-person and virtual YMCA Turkey Trot is $37 per person. The race fee increases to $42 per person on Saturday, Oct. 15. All race participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt from the YMCA.
A virtual option is also available to participants who cannot attend the in-person event. Those who register for the virtual race have the option to run, jog or walk an 8k (4.97 miles) anytime between Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 24) through Sunday, Nov. 27.
For more information on this year’s race, visit www.YMCABN.org or call the Turkey Trot call line at 716-565-6000.
Locally founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through six membership branches and four camps throughout Western New York, as well as at over 50 community-based program sites. For more information, visit YMCABN.org.