Updated 10/13: Link added to manage your registrations

Thank you for supporting the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. The Trot has, historically, been the largest single-day fundraising event for our YMCA and we were very hopeful that we could have a live event to continue the tradition of bringing our community together on Thanksgiving Day. We planned a number of changes to protect the health and safety of our participants and were working with city and county officials, but without State and local restrictions on outdoor events being loosened or lifted, it was determined that the 53rd Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot would not be granted a permit to hold a live event downtown this year.

​Because the event will not receive a permit to take place, all registrations will be transferred to a virtual Turkey Trot and a portion of your registration fee will become a donation to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Second, because you registered before October 7, you will receive the full packet of “swag” that was planned for the event. You will receive your shirt, race bib, and a finisher medal at no additional charge. There is a limited supply of medals available for new registrants to purchase, but it is included with your registration. Packet pickup will be held in-person November 11th through November 14th at Luke’s Locker, T. Boone Pickens YMCA, Plano YMCA, and Coppell YMCA. You will be able to change your packet pickup location or choose to have it mailed. Instructions on making that change will be sent via email shortly – look for a new registration confirmation in your inbox.*

Finally, we are working on making the Dallas YMCA Virtual Turkey Trot a fun and engaging experience for everyone. You will be able to time yourself on a 5K or 8-Mile course of your choosing and enter your results online from November 20th through November 29th. We will award random finisher prizes daily that will be mailed to the winners. Even if you are not a runner, we encourage you to take your walk and enter your time results to have a chance to win – even a leisurely stroll will be acceptable. In the instructional email that is to follow, you will simply need to select your preferred distance, 5K or 8 miles, to participate.*

The YMCA Turkey Trot team is very thankful for your support. The YMCA is a non-profit organization and much more than a just a gym. When gyms were ordered to close, we kept serving our community in unique ways; distributing food and household goods to families, providing emergency child care for first responders at no charge, and much more. With your support, we will continue to adapt and create the best Dallas YMCA Virtual Turkey Trot experience we can.


Courtney Rayburn
Race Director
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

 *Please do not make any changes to your registration before receiving instructions. Cancelling your registration will not result in a refund or credit and you will not be able to get the merchandise or participant gifts that you ordered.

Click here to Manage your Registration - Select your distance, change your packet pick up option, or correct your mailing and contact information.