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!


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!


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