8-Mile Run 

From its humble beginnings at White Rock Lake, to the certified course in Downtown Dallas, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot has always featured an 8-mile race. The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot’s 8-Mile course starts at City Hall, runs past Reunion Park, across the Trinity River along the Houston Street Viaduct to Oak Cliff and back downtown along the Jefferson Street Viaduct. Make sure you check out all the historical sites along the way and the amazing view from the Jefferson Street Viaduct near mile seven.

At registration, you can choose to start at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. for the 8-mile course. There is a capacity limit of 3000 people for each start time, so register early to grab your spot at The Trot!

The 8-Mile registration includes:

  • Race Bib (timing chip included on "Timed" registrations only)
  • 100% Cotton, long sleeved t-shirt
  • Finisher medal

Bringing a four-legged running buddy? The Dog Trotter add-on includes a K9 bib and doggie bandanna!


2020 Registration Timed Untimed Virtual
August 1 - September 30 $40 $35 $30
October 1 - October 31 $43 $38 $33
November 1 - November 15 $45 $40 $35
November 16 - November 25 $47 $42 $37

Tots, Toddlers, and Strollers (under 6 years old) are only $15 and receive a shirt and race bib to match the rest of the family.