Liam Hilbert 11.25.2021

November 25, 2021


YMCA Celebrates Successful 126th Annual Turkey Trot 

(Buffalo, NY) – Today 12,000 runners and walkers trotted down Delaware Avenue and participated virtually in celebration of the 126h Annual YMCA Turkey Trot. This time-honored tradition is the longest consecutively run footrace in North America. 

Liam Hilbert from Kenmore was the overall winner and fastest male, finishing the race at 24:43. The fastest female winner, Danielle Orie, crossed the finish line at 27:57. Following the race, participants and volunteers celebrated at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center with a post-race party and award ceremony. Statler City also hosted a family-friendly, alcohol-free party. 

Proceeds from the race are used to provide financial assistance to children and families in Western New York who otherwise are unable to participate in YMCA programs and services. This year more than $300,000 was raised by the YMCA Turkey Trot towards this goal. YMCA Buffalo Niagara thanks the community for its continued support. For a complete list of race results visit