A Thanksgiving Tradition since 1967


For more than 5 decades friends and families have made the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot their Thanksgiving tradition.  On Thursday, November 28th, nearly 23,000 participants are expected to turn out to Dallas City Hall Plaza for the 8-mile race and 5K fun run and the Junior Trot presented by TruMoo for 6 to11-year old. The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot benefits YMCA programs that help the YMCA to strengthen the foundation of community. All the favorite traditions are there and some great new additions!


A must to check out this year is THE ROOST, sponsored by Nebraska Furniture Mart. Formerly known as the “VIP Area” The Roost is a gathering place for families, runners, and walkers to fuel up before The Trot. The Roost is expanding this year with more covered and uncovered seating.  Breakfast, coffee and hot chocolate will be served along with Michelob ULTRA, wine and mimosas available for purchase.  New this year is a premium pass for those 21 and over for $35 which includes two premium beverages or the standard pass for any age of $25, kids 6 and under are free.


Another addition is the ULTRA Club Beer Garden, featuring Michelob ULTRA the official beer of the Turkey Trot. The ULTRA Club is the place to enjoy a cold Michelob ULTRA at The Trot. There will be a pop-up bar located in the grassy area along Young Street between Akard and Marilla, near the food trucks.  A variety of Food Trucks will be on hand to fill any appetite before and after you run or walk. Look for them on Young Street between Marilla and Akard, behind the Dallas Police Memorial.

Registration for the Trot is open.  There is a price increase on November 3rd. so the earlier you register the more you save!  Register now at  All registered participants will receive a commemorative medal and t-shirt.


This year’s lead sponsors include:  Gold Sponsor Purepoint Financial and Silver Sponsor Luke’s Locker, celebrating 50 years with the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.


For more information on the 52nd Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot or to volunteer call (214) 954-0500 or to register log on to


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The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.  Anchored in 22 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.