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YMCA Turkey Trot photograph courtesy of T Wellott Drone Photography.
YMCA Turkey Trot photograph courtesy of T Wellott Drone Photography.

YMCA Turkey Trot packet pick-up begins Monday for 128th annual event


Fri, Nov 17th 2023 03:00 pm

Trotters participating in the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot can begin to pick up their prerace packets Monday, Nov. 20, at the Independent Health Family YMCA, located at 150 Tech Drive, Amherst.

Participants in the annual trot are encouraged to pick up their packets Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Race day packet pickup is also available from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Delaware Family YMCA located at 2564 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Race participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their packets prior to the race date. Trotters are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to support the YMCA’s annual food drive with FeedMore WNY.

Buffalo’s time-honored Thanksgiving Day tradition, the YMCA Turkey Trot kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 23, at the corner of Delaware and Tacoma avenues in north Buffalo.

The race course attracts over 14,000 participants and spectators along Delaware Avenue and the streets surrounding the course. The Turkey Trot is YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds raised support YMCA programs that empower youth, improve community health, and ensure access for all.

There are approximately 500 spots remaining for the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot. For more information, visit www.YMCATurkeyTrot.org.

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 branches and two resident camps located throughout Western New York, as well as at over 40 community-based program sites.

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