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.

The 8-Mile starts at 9:00 a.m. and registration includes:

  • Race Bib (timing chip included on "Timed" registrations only)
  • 100% Cotton, long sleeved t-shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Free digital downloads of your race photos

Check out The Roost VIP area serving food, coffee, hot chocolate, mimosas, and snacks all morning. Roost Passes include semi-private restrooms, seating space, beverages, and food.

Bringing a four-legged running buddy? The Dog Trotter add-on includes a K9 bib and doggie bandanna! Stop by the Dog Park sponsored by Downtown Dallas, Inc on race day for some extra treats.

After the run/walk, spend time together by visiting sponsor/vendors booths and letting the kids play in the free Family Area, sponsored by MedExpress Urgent Care. There will be crafts, bounce houses, balloon artists, face-painting and a puppet show. 

Guidelines for Timed Runners Turkey Trot Course Map