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Race in the 2023 Troy Turkey Trot: A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

The Troy Turkey Trot started in 1916 with just six runners entered. Now, it's one of the largest and oldest turkey trots in the country. For 2023, the event will be in person and feature a 5K run, 10K run, one-mile Turkey Walk, and the Grade School Mile. Join the thousands of Capital Region participants in this proud tradition on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023.

large crowd running at the troy turkey trot

Photo credit: Pat Hendrick Photography

2023 Race Details

All of the 2023 races on November 23 will start at Fourth and Fulton St. in Troy and end on River St. at Monument Square. Your registration will include:

  • Entry into one of the oldest and largest Turkey Trots in the United States
  • Custom shirt for all events
  • A commemorative participation item for all finishers
  • Eligibility for overall and age-group awards
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A wonderful way to start off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations

Race Day Start Times:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10K Start
  • 9:30 a.m. - Grade School Mile Start
  • 9:35 a.m. - Turkey Trot 1 Mile Walk Start
  • 10:00 a.m. - 5K Start
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10K Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. - 5K Awards Ceremony

2023 Virtual Event Info

The virtual events are self-timed events that you track during our virtual running window of 8a on Thursday, Nov 23 through 8p on Sunday, Nov 26. Record your 5k, 10k, Grade School Mile or Turkey Walk time on a course of your own choosing, and then upload your results into our registration platform.

All virtual participants receive a shirt, bib and finisher medal. You can choose to have your packet mailed to you during the registration process, or to pick-up in person.

Give Back When Registering for the Troy Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all the wonderful blessings we have, including family and friends. The Troy Turkey Trot would like to encourage you to remember those who are less fortunate during this season of giving thanks. You can do so by giving a "Donation of Thanks" to either of their selected charities, the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, or Joseph's House and Shelter, when you register for the race. 

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