2020 Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot


Click here to read about the health and safety protocols in place for the 2020 Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

53rd Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is one of the largest multi-event races in the country.
The excitement that surrounds Dallas City Hall Plaza grows each year as new generations of families turn out
to experience the fun, family-friendly atmosphere that is the backdrop for the race and walk.
This year will feature both our traditional Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot AND a virtual Trot at Home option than can take place wherever you are!

Proceeds support the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas including its COVID-19 relief support for children and families, preschool program at Park South Family YMCA & Safety Around Water programs.


2020 Registration Categories and Fees

Participants may change their category through November 15.
There are no fees, refunds, or credits with category changes.





August 1 - September 30 




October 1 - October 31




November 1 - November 15




November 16 - November 25




Tots, Toddlers, and Strollers (under 6 years old) are only $15 for in-person and virtual 
Dogs are also $15 for in person and $10 for virtual



If the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in-person event is not allowed to take place, all Timed, Untimed, and Tot registrations will be
transferred to the virtual Trot at Home option. Your participant gifts will be mailed to you and no refunds or credits will be issued. A portion of your registration fee will be a charitable donation.
Learn more here.

The health and safety of all participants and our community is our top priority. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made a number of changes to Trot 2020 based on guidance and best practices provided by the CDC, State of Texas, Dallas County, and the City of Dallas for outdoor run/walk events. As guidance is updated or changed we will communicate changes to race protocols.

  • Overall capacity of the in person Turkey Trot will be limited to 10,000 registered participants.
  • No registrations will be allowed on race day.
  • In person participants will have three start time options to choose from.
  • The corrals and staging areas will be marked for participants to physically distance at least 6' from participants not in the same household.
  • Participants over the age of 2 years old will be required to wear face coverings or masks when 6’ of physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • All volunteers, staff and sponsor representatives will be required to wear a face covering or mask.
  • Volunteers, staff, sponsor representatives, and participants will physically distance themselves from others not in the same household.
  • Participants will be asked to self screen for health and close contact prior to the event day.
  • Staff and volunteers will be temperature checked and health screened prior to beginning their work on race day

Additional details can be found here

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