YMCA Turkey Trot

Come Trot with Us

Start your Thanksgiving Day off right and experience the fun, family-friendly atmosphere of the YMCA Turkey Trot. With a 5K, 8K or 1K Gobbler Trot, you can choose to be chip-timed or simply run or walk for fun. Strollers and dogs are welcome!

More than a Race

When you register for the YMCA Turkey Trot, you’re signing up for more than just a race. You’re helping your neighbors in need during their most difficult times. 100% of all proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot go towards scholarships for families in our community. When you trot with us, you’re helping the Y continue to provide opportunities and access for all.

A Thanksgiving Tradition

Each year, our generous sponsors make this event possible so that the Y can continue to offer diverse programs to the communities we serve. This year’s 42nd Annual Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot is presented by Texas Health.

Let’s Gobble

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2023
The Shops at Clearfork
8 A.M. – 1K Hapi Water Gobbler Trot
8:15 A.M. – 8K
8:30 A.M. – 5K

5K Race

The first 2,500 chip-timed 5K runners will receive a commemorative medal upon completion.

8K Race

The first 1,500 chip-timed 8K runners will receive a commemorative medal upon completion.

1K Gobbler Trot

Presented by Hapi Water, the first 500 children participating in the Gobbler Trot will receive a finisher award.

Want to help?

More than 300 valuable volunteers help orchestrate this annual event – join us on Thanksgiving morning.

Sponsor Opportunities

Learn how your business can become a featured sponsor for the Trot.

Turkey Trot Extras

Looking for race results and more? Find all things related to this year’s Turkey Trot.

Frequently Asked Questions

T-Shirts and bibs will be available during the scheduled Packet Pick-Up days at Luke’s Locker and the Northpark YMCA. To ensure you will receive a t-shirt and bib, we encourage early registration and attending packet pick-up prior to race day. Once you’ve registered, keep an eye on your email for days/times of packet pick-up. If you are picking up someone else’s packet, please have the participant’s name or QR code ready. 

Parking information will be added soon!

In general, no matter what the weather, the Turkey Trot will go on! Only severe lightning will delay the event. Our paramount concern is the safety of our participants.