Thanksgiving Day | November 25, 2021
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 largest road races with more than 7,000 participants. This year will feature a return to in-person racing, as well as a convenient virtual option for those concerned about being around others or who plan to be away. 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!
Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19 and transmission — and the evolving nature of mass gatherings in New York state — packet pick-up times and locations are still being worked out. These and other important details will be communicated as soon as they are finalized. Please check this website for the very latest updates.
Message from Mayor Madden
On behalf of the City of Troy, I am delighted to welcome you to the 74th 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 105th 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!
Race Day App
The Troy Turkey Trot app uses technology that allows participants to run anywhere in the United States and be able to see where they are on the Troy Turkey Trot event course (as well as where they actually are), get live splits and see how their friends and family are doing on the Turkey Trot course. You will receive an email after registering for the event inviting you to the app, to claim your profile and to get prepped for race day!
An event the size of the Troy Turkey Trot cannot be held without the help of the whole community. Please help continue the Troy Turkey Trot tradition of excellence by being part of the team of much needed volunteers who assemble each year to make the events a success. Click here to volunteer.