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girlsJoin the Y for the oldest consecutively run
footrace in North America! Grab your friends, family, coworkers and run, walk, or jog the 8k route between the Delaware Family Y and the Buffalo Convention Center on Thanksgiving morning. Registration is limited to 14,000 participants, so be sure to register early!

The post race party will be held at the
Convention Center with a family friendly area held at Statler City. 

Immediately followed by a post-race celebration
and awards ceremony that plays host to more than 14,000 runners, spectators and volunteers, this is surely an event not to be missed! 

Download a paper registration form.

TRAIN FOR THE TROT
runsmartGet ready for the YMCA Turkey Trot with RunSmart. Steve Gonser, Physical Therapist and avid runner will provide beginner, intermediate and advanced plans for those preparing for the YMCA Turkey Trot on November 27. Training plans for all levels will be available at all YMCA branches. To complement your specialized training plan, three informational lectures will be held over the span of eight weeks.

LECTURES
Finding Your Fit: What Shoe Should I Wear?

Delaware YMCA - Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Independent Health Family Branch YMCA - Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Ken-Ton YMCA - Monday, September 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Niagara Falls YMCA - Thursday, October 9, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Southtowns YMCA - Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
William-Emslie YMCA - Monday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Healthy Running: A Guide to Running Without Injury
Delaware YMCA - Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Independent Health Family Branch YMCA - Monday, September 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Ken-Ton YMCA - Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Niagara Falls YMCA - Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Southtowns YMCA - Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
William-Emslie YMCA - Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Navigating the Turkey Trot: This workshop will cover important information on packet pickup and logistics on race day.
Delaware YMCA - Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Independent Health Family Branch YMCA - Tuesday, October 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Ken-Ton YMCA - Monday, November 3, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Niagara Falls YMCA - Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Southtowns YMCA - Monday, October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
William-Emslie YMCA - Friday, November 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Training Plan Registration Cost: $20
Training Plan plus 6-weeks RunSmart Yoga (Available at Independent Health Family Branch YMCA only): $99

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HELPING OUR FELLOW NEIGHBOR
Once again the YMCA is teaming up with the Food Bank of WNY and Channel 2 to help collect non-perishable items for our fellow neighbors in need. Donations will be accepted at all YMCA Buffalo Niagara branches beginning November 1. There will also be bins available on race day. Help us exceed last year's amount of over 4,600 pounds of food!
3RD ANNUAL TURKEY TROT COSTUME CONTEST
Dressing up in costume for the YMCA Turkey Trot has become
a tradition for many participants, so we want to recognize your creativity! Join us before the start of the race for our costume contest!
- 8:30 am in front of the Delaware Family YMCA (you will see a small stage set up).
- Get your 15 seconds of fame and walk the runway in front of our judges!
- Prizes will be awarded for the most creative individual and group costumes.

 

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