General Info & Fees

Photo Jeff Foley

Photo Jeff Foley

We have a wonderful event in store for you and are excited to see you toe the line on Thanksgiving morning.

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 medal for all finishers
  • Eligibility for overall and age-group awards
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A wonderful way to start off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations

Registration Fees & Deadlines

(Note: a small processing fee will be added by the registration provider to your Trot entry fee)
Event Distance: Start Time: Early Bird Fee
Fee 9/3-9/23 Fee 9/24-10/21 Fee 10/22-11/23*
Open 10k 6.2 miles 8 a.m. $20 $25 $30 $35
Grade School Mile 1 mile 9:30 a.m. $6 $8 $10 $15
Turkey Walk 1 mile 9:35 a.m. $6 $8 $10 $15
Open 5K 3.1 miles 10:00 a.m. $20 $25 $30 $35

*Note: Online registration closes 11:59p ET Monday the week of the race. Race day registration takes place up to 30 minutes prior to each event.

Race Information

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

Out and back, flat and fast.

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


Participation medals to all finishers in all events. A clear plastic draw string bag and a cotton blend wicking T-shirt to all registrants.

Awards will be presented at the awards tent in Monument Square to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K.
9:00 a.m. 10K Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. 5K Awards Ceremony

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.

5k and 10k age-group and team awards can be picked up at the Monument Square tent following the completion of each race. Awards will be available to the top three age-group winners in 15 age group categories in
both the 5K and 10K for both males and females.

Participation medals to all finishers.

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 at the age-group awards tent and will be available online at by 4p race day.

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