Event Info

Race Information

Welcome to the 2021 Troy Turkey Trot! We will have in-person events this year for the 10k, 5k, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk. We will continue the Virtual component for the 10k, 5k and Grade School Mile for those who would like to run on their own time and course during our running window.

Your registration includes:

  • 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

Packet Pick-up:
See the event schedule page.

All races will start at Fourth and Fulton St. All races will end on River St at Monument Square. See the Course Maps here.

COVID-Related Protocols

Packet Pick Up

  • A drive through packet pick up will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, Sunday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 1450 5th Ave, Troy, N.Y., 12180.
  • In-person packet pickup will take place at the Troy Atrium on Thanksgiving morning (6 a.m. to 15 minutes before each event) in a “one way” format. Participants will enter the Troy Atrium on Third Street and exit onto 4th Street to their start corral.
  • All runners will receive a bottle of hand sanitizer in their packets.

Race Day

  • Masks will be made available to participants and spectators in the Troy Atrium. They must be worn at the starting line, but can be removed out on the course. Face coverings must be worn again in the finish area.
  • Spectators are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Limited baggage check will be offered in the Troy Atrium.
  • Running in groups is discouraged unless you are from the same household.
  • 8 oz water bottles are available to runners at the Trot’s water stop. The water stop tables will extended to ease congestion.
  • Limited refreshments will be offered in the finish chute area. Upon exiting the finish chute, all participants are urged to leave the event site.
  • There will be no finish line gathering, awards ceremony or warm ups
  • All age group and team awards will be mailed.

Out and back, flat and fast.

Split Times:
5k: 1 mile and 2 mile markers. 10k: Every mile

5K participants have the option of signing up as a member of a family team in addition to their individual registration. Categories include: Sister/ Sister, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/ Daughter, Father/Son, Brother/Sister, Brother/Brother and Husband/Wife. Awards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category. There is no additional fee to participate in a family team category.

Race Results:
Race results will be posted on-site and will be available online at troyturkeytrot.com by 4p race day.

Entry Fees

EventDistanceStart TimeThru 9/26Thru 10/23Thru 11/20Thru 11/25
5k3.1 Miles10 a.m.$25$30$35$40
10k6.2 Miles8 a.m.$25$30$35$40
School Mile1 Mile9:30 a.m.$10$10$15$15
Turkey Walk1 Mile9:35 a.m.$10$10$15$15

We have also 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 $15.


There will not be an awards ceremony -- awards will be mailed out to those receiving them.

Troy Turkey Trot 10K prize money will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st-3rd Place Male/Female - $300/$200/$100
  • 1st Masters Male/Female - $100
  • 1st - 3rd Male/Female Age Graded* - $200/$150/$100

*Note: Age-Graded awards are separate from Age-Group awards.

Age Group Awards 
Age group awards will be presented to the top 3, male and female categories.

Age groups are: 14 & Under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 | 70-74 | 75-79 | 80+

Participation medals to all finishers in all events.


All participants will receive a nice athletic blend t-shirt and a finisher medal. You can have your swag mailed to you to avoid packet pickup by adding “mail me my stuff” during registration.

Age-Base Pricing

We have also 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 $15.


Don’t forget to form a team!  Teams will be scored for all traditional categories so get the family together or make a team with friends.



Franklin Square Inn & Suites
1 Fourth St
Troy, NY 12180
518 274-8800
Located 1.5 blocks from start line
Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180
518 272-1700
5 minute drive to start line - approx 1 mile

Courtyard by Marriott
515 River St
Troy, NY 12180
518 240-1000
3 blocks north of start line on the 5k and 10k course

Free Parking:
Broadway & 5th Ave Parking Garage
Located 1 block east of start line

Uncle Sam Parking Garage (limited access)
Located on River St 1 block north of start line

State & Front St. Parking Garage
Located 3 to 4 blocks west of start line