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The 127th YMCA Turkey Trot

Race Details

The 8k in-person footrace caps at 14,000.

Entry Fees

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 15.

The non-refundable registration fee includes all online processing fees and a commemorative t-shirt.

Race Route

The in-person route (4.97 miles) begins at Delaware & Tacoma Avenues in North Buffalo and finishes near the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Click here to view a map of the full course.

Virtual participants have the option to run, jog, or walk an 8k (4.97 miles) route of their choosing anytime between Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 through Sunday, November 27.

Packet Pick-Up

     10:00 am to 7:00 pm 
Days:       Monday, November 21, Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23
Location: Independent Health Family YMCA, 150 Tech Drive, Amherst 14221 (off Main Street and Wehrle Drive near the ECC North Campus)

Time:        7:00-8:30 am 
Day:          Thursday, November 24
Location:  Delaware Family YMCA, 2564 Delaware Avenue, North Buffalo, 14216

Virtual participants living outside of Erie and Niagara counties can select to have their packet shipped to them for an additional fee.

Additional Race Details

In-Person FAQs              

The Turkey Trot phone line is 716-565-6000. Follow this page for updates, or you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.