See you Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023! Registration is Open.


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Thanksgiving Day | November 23, 2023

The Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race. Since its humble beginnings in 1916 when six runners entered, the Trot has grown to become one of America’s most prestigious road races. Our race day gets underway with the Capital Region’s only Thanksgiving Day 10K at 8 a.m. It is followed by the one-mile Turkey Walk and Grade School Mile at 9:30 a.m.and our popular 5K run at 10 a.m. Join us in this proud annual tradition!


Message from Mayor Madden

On behalf of the City of Troy, I am delighted to welcome you to the 76th running of the Troy Turkey Trot. Our event, which was founded in 1916 as a remembrance run for veterans, is the nation’s 12th oldest road race and serves as a fantastic way to engage the entire community in celebrating fitness, family and tradition, at this year's 106th anniversary of the Troy Turkey Trot.

This year, we look forward to welcoming everyone back for an in-person event to celebrate the start of the holiday season. The health and well-being of runners is our primary concern, and we will work to create a safe environment for all participants.

The Troy Turkey Trot is one of our community’s premiere events which showcases our historic downtown and neighborhoods, and we look forward to continuing the traditions and excitement with all of you in downtown Troy on Thanksgiving morning!

Our Charities

We will once again be supporting several local charities including the Regional Food Bank, Joseph's House and Shelter and others.  The need for these services is up in some cases over 100% compared to last year so we are hoping you will help us help them meet the demand by donating.

Regional Food Bank of NENY

Regional Food Bank of NENY

2023 Costume Contest

Dress up in your favorite costume and take part in our Costume Contest! Categories for Most Unique and Best Thanksgiving costumes.

Become a Volunteer

The race could not happen without our volunteers! Along with the normal perks of helping, we offer donations to volunteer groups of 10 or more.