Thanksgiving Day

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. The event 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!


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Our Charities

The Troy Turkey Trot 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 your contributions will help us help them meet the demand by donating.

Regional Food Bank of NENY

Regional Food Bank of NENY

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.

Entry Fees

Registration opens July 1. Register early to save.

Event Distance Start Time Thru 7/31 Thru 9/30 Thru 10/31 Thru 11/27
5k3.1 Miles10 a.m.$30$35$40$45
10k6.2 Miles8 a.m.$30$35$40$45
School Mile1 Mile9:30 a.m.$20$20$20$25
Turkey Walk1 Mile9:35 a.m.$20$20$20$25

*Note: We have instituted age-based pricing to help keep costs down for families.  Children 14 and under can sign up for the 5k or 10k for just $20 through 10/22, $25 through 11/12 or $30 through 11/28.

Fees do not include separate online processing fee which averages $2.62 per entrant.