Welcome to the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot! For over 55 years, the YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition for families, friends, and athletes of all levels. Join us this year for our annual 5K, 8-mile race, or fun run, and experience the joy of giving back to your community while enjoying a fun-filled day of racing and celebration.

Our event is more than just a race; it's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those around us. All proceeds from the Turkey Trot go directly to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, supporting programs and initiatives that help build strong, healthy, and connected communities.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, there's a race for everyone at the Turkey Trot. The 5K is perfect for beginners and families, while the 8-mile race offers a challenge for more experienced runners. And for those who want to join in on the fun, our Turkey Trot is a great way to get moving and enjoy the holiday spirit.

But the Turkey Trot is more than just a race. It's a celebration of community, with live music, food, and fun activities for the whole family. Bring your friends and family, dress up in your favorite Thanksgiving-themed costume, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

So join us this Thanksgiving and make a difference in your community while having a blast at the YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot. Register now!

*The first 750 dogs to cross the 5k finish line will win a medal!


Find out more about our live and virtual races.

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Learn about The Roost hospitality tent


Learn how your business can become a featured sponsor at the Trot!

Frequently Asked Questions

All your frequently asked questions in one place

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Programs Supported by The Trot

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