Fort Worth native, Mayor Betsy Price has been attending the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot since its inception in 1981. Price believes in a community that naturally promotes physical activity throughout the day and the YMCA mission aligns in providing healthy living for all. From turkey and dressing to sweet potatoes and pecan pie, wouldn’t it be nice to work that Thanksgiving dinner off before you take your first bite?
“Fort Worth’s YMCA Turkey Trot is one of my favorite traditions to kick-off the holiday season. In 37 years, I’ve only missed one,” Mayor Price said.
The Y’s 37th annual Turkey Trot features a 10K run, a 5K run/walk and a 1K Gobbler Trot for kids and families. Sponsors of the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot include Moritz, Regent Services and Sprouts among many other partners. Proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot benefit the scholarship/youth program of the Fort Worth YMCA. Persons who wish to utilize the services of the Y but cannot afford them are given assistance based on their needs, allowing those who otherwise would not be able to participate.
All races start in front of Frost Bank at 6115 Camp Bowie at Westridge, with the Gobbler Trot kicking things off at 8 a.m. The 10 K follows at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K begins shortly afterwards at 8:30 a.m. All races end at Sunset and Westridge. Course maps for .
Registration for all events is now open. For convenience, participants can register online at www.fwtrot.org now through November 21. Prices begin at $26 per person and increase as the race gets closer. In person registration also available at Luke’s Locker the Shops at Clearfork (5255 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76109) or Brazos Running Company Colleyville (5505 Colleyville Blvd., #120, Colleyville, TX 76034) until November 21.
5K (8:30 a.m.) & 10K (8:15 a.m.) Race Fee
Group Rate: $21/person (for a group of 8 or more) until Nov. 6th
$26.00 until Nov. 6th
$29.00 Nov. 7th – 20th
$31.00 Nov. 21st
$36.00 Nov. 22nd Race Day
1k Gobbler Trot (8 a.m. — non-timed)
Adults running in the 5k/10k may accompany their child(ren) in the Gobbler Trot for free.
$21.00 Until Nov. 21st
$36.00 Nov. 22nd Race Day
For those who have already registered and wish to run with their well-trained dog.
$10.00 Registrant (includes bandana) through 11/22 at 8:45 a.m.
All fees are non-refundable. Chip timing is $3 and is REQUIRED to be eligible to win your age division.
Turkey Trot Fun Facts
There are more than 350 valuable volunteers that help orchestrate this annual event, more than 200 of whom give 1,000 hours on Thanksgiving morning!
More than 1,250 gallons of water are needed to help hydrate race participants