2023 YMCA Turkey Trot

August 1, 2023 





(Buffalo, NY) – YMCA Buffalo Niagara is excited to announce that registration for the 128th annual YMCA Turkey Trot will open Tuesday, August 8 at 11:00 am. Runners may register at YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached.

The YMCA Turkey Trot is a time-honored Thanksgiving Day tradition. The oldest consecutively run footrace in the world, the YMCA Turkey Trot is an 8k race that attracts 14,000 runners and walkers annually. Proceeds raised help fund vital YMCA programs and services that empower youth, improve community health, and provide support to our community’s most vulnerable. The Early Bird entry fee for both the in-person and virtual YMCA Turkey Trot is $37 per person. The race fee increases to $42 per person on Saturday, October 14. All race participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt from the YMCA.

A virtual option is also available to participants who cannot attend the in-person event. Those who register for the virtual race have the option to run, jog, or walk an 8k (4.97 miles) anytime between Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26.

For more information on this year’s race, please visit YMCABN.org or contact the Turkey Trot call line at (716) 565-6000.