YMCA Buffalo Niagara announced registration for the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will open at 11 a.m. this morning. Runners may register at www.YMCATurkeyTrot.org until race capacity is reached.
Organizers said, “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. 14. 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 (Thursday, Nov. 23) and Sunday, Nov. 26.
For more information on this year’s race, visit www.YMCATurkeyTrot.org or call the Turkey Trot call line at 716-565-6000.
A press release noted, “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. The YMCA's focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is reflected in the variety of programs that are offered to all ages and abilities. A not-for-profit organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves over 100,000 people annually through six membership branches, four camps, and delivers programs to 75 total locations in Western New York.” For more information, visit www.YMCABN.org.