Q: Why is there a virtual option?
A: We understand that some of our long-time participants may not yet feel comfortable attending an event this year, so we have added a Virtual Trot option to the 2020 Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot registration. For anyone that is unable to attend in person, the registration for the Virtual Trot will make it possible to continue your tradition from a distance; including the addition of a 2020 Trot shirt to your collection.
Q: Who should register for the Virtual Trot?
A: The Virtual Trot is recommended for anyone that cannot or should not attend the in-person event, including, but not limited to:
- Individuals of any age that have underlying health issues, physical, or medical limitations that prevent them from following new event protocols, such as wearing a face covering or mask
- Individuals of any age that are at higher risk for severe respiratory illness
- Individuals aged 65 or older, with or without underlying health issues READ: State of Texas Guidance for Texans over 65
- Individuals who do not live in or will not travel to Dallas but want to be a part of what is, historically, the largest Turkey Trot in the world
Q: What is the "Virtual Trot"?
A: The "virtual" part means that you will not be in downtown Dallas to run/walk your Trot. You can run or walk a 5K or 8-mile distance on any day, any time, and in any city and enter your results online to be a part of the virtual leader board. Your virtual packet will include the same 100% cotton, long-sleeved Trot shirt as the in-person participants, along with additional swag that is to be determined.
Q: I already registered for virtual, but can I transfer to in-person?
A: You can. Simply CLICK HERE to manage your race category. Please keep in mind that you will be charged the price difference between what you paid for your original registration and the current price of your new category, however there are no additional fees associated with changing category.
Q: I registered for the in-person event, but I won't be able to go now.
A: To ensure your shirt and participant swag are mailed to you, we highly recommend that you transfer to the virtual category instead of being a "no show" for the in-person event. CLICK HERE to transfer your registration to the virtual option. If your original registration price was lower than the current virtual option price, you will only pay the price difference. If the virtual option price is lower than your original registration price, no credit or refund will be given.