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Race in the 2021 Troy Turkey Trot: A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

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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 2021, 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 25, 2021.

large crowd running at the troy turkey trot

Photo credit: Pat Hendrick Photography

2021 Race Details

All of the 2021 races on November 25 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

2021 Virtual Event Info

There will also be a non-live running option so you can participate at home. Register for the virtual Turkey Trot and complete it any time from November 25 at 10:00 a.m. to November 27 at 5:00 p.m.

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