Dallas's favorite certified 5K kicks off at 9:00 am on Thanksgiving Day! Whether you're a seasoned runner, a first-timer, or just looking for a fun family walk to start the day, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot 5K is perfect for you. 

The Roost (VIP Area) will be open early for breakfast, semi-private restrooms, and more, so you can fuel up before you head out. After the run/walk, spend time together by visiting sponsor/vendors booths and letting the kids play in the Family Area. There will be crafts, bounce houses, balloon artists, face-painting and it's all FREE. 

Gather the family, find some friends, make some new friends, and enjoy the Trot.



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.

2019 5K/8-mile Registration  Timed   Untimed
June 1 - July 31 $36 $31
August 1 - August 31 $39 $34
September 1 - November 3 $44 $39
November 4 - November 22 $46 $41
November 23 - November 27 $48 $43
Race Day $49 $44


1K  Junior Trot
presented by TruMoo REGISTER

The Junior Trot is a 1K fun run for kids that starts at 8:45 a.m. (Before The Trot) Junior Trotters will line up at City Hall Plaza (at the "8-mile finish line"), run west onto Marilla street, take a left on Young Street to the Griffin Street intersection, u-turn, and race back to the Finish Line at City Hall Plaza! Each registered Junior Trotter can have one registered adult or companion Turkey Trotter run with him/her for no additional charge.

The Junior Trot and Turkey Trot Combo includes both the 1K Junior Trot and the 5K or 8-Mile Turkey Trot. Participants in this category will be eligible for age group awards in the 5K or 8 Mile (timed bib included).

The Junior Trot registration includes the 1K Junior Trot fun run only.

All registered Junior Trotters will receive:

  • 2019 Participant t-shirt
  • Junior Trot bib
  • Finisher medal
  • Kid-friendly goody bag
2019 Junior Trot Registration   Turkey Trot/ 
  Junior Trot  
  Junior Trot
June 1 - July 31 $41 $25
August 1 - August 31 $44 $25
September 1 - November 3 $49 $25
November 4 - November 22 $51 $25
November 23 - November 27 $53 $25
Race Day $54 $25


Q: What time/where does the Junior Trot start?
A: The Junior Trot will start at 8:45 am, directly in front of City Hall at the “8-Mile Finish Line”

Q: My kid(s) want to do the Junior Trot AND the 5K.
A: There is a combination registration for the Junior Trot and Turkey Trot. This will allow kids to run the Junior Trot at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K/8-Mile with the rest of the family at 9:00 a.m. Once they have completed the Junior Trot, the whole family can head directly over to the “starting line” on Young Street to begin the Turkey Trot courses. Look at it as an alternative to standing in the line to begin The Trot.