Runner Instructions

Dear Runners -

We are excited to welcome you to the 2023 Troy Turkey Trot this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day.

You can confirm your entry details here. Registration is still open for friends or family members who would like to participate!

Wednesday Drive-Through packet pickup - Today, Wednesday, 11/22
Our final early packet pickup takes place Wednesday, 11/22 from 10a - 4p at La Salle Institute located at:

174 Williams Rd
North Greenbush, NY 12180

You can review the drive-through packet pick-up process here. We encourage everyone to get their packet early to avoid the rush of race day! Please bring this email with you (print or phone) and prepare to share your bib # details as you pull in so we can have a safe and speedy pickup. Yes you can pick up packets for others, just know their bib #. Virtual runners please click here for info.

Race Day Packet Pickup - Thursday, 11/23
Race day packet pickup starts at 6:30am downstairs at the Troy Atrium and goes until 15 minutes before each event.  Enter at 4th and Broadway (one way only). Have your Bib # handy. Please follow indicated direction of travel.  Look for the sign that corresponds to your bib range and you can quickly pick up your items. Again, we encourage you to get your packet Wednesday if possible.

Event Schedule for Thursday, Nov 23:
8:00 a.m. - 10K Start
9:30 a.m. - Grade School Mile Start
9:35 a.m. - Trot Mile Walk Start
10:00 a.m.- 5K Start

Bag Check
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will have a bag check at their large box truck, which will be located at Broadway and 3rd. Bring your own bag to drop. Volunteers will take note of your bib #, attach a sticker to your bag, and you can claim it after the event. Please bring non-glass food items to donate while you are at it!

How to Wear Your Bib
The race will be timed using the ChronoTrack B-tag which is affixed to your bib.  Please wear your bib facing FRONT so it is visible to the timer when you cross the start and finish lines in order to be timed.  Do not bend or fold your bib or your risk breaking the chip and not getting a time. You will be timed in the event for which you registered. If you have a question about the event for which you are registered please email

Water Stations
Water Stations are located at the 1.5 mile mark, 3.5 mile mark and 5.5 mile mark for the 10k.
For the 5k, water stations are located at the 1 mile and 2 mile mark.

There will also be port-o-potties located around the Atrium and at the finish line.

Directions, Parking & More
For other key event-related information, please click on the appropriate links here:

Event Directions and Parking
Course Maps

Virtual Runners
The Virtual Running window is Nov 23-26. Please see all info about submitting results, photos and more here.

Supporting Local Charities
Besides being a community tradition and the 12th oldest road race in the country, the Troy Turkey Trot supports two great local organizations. Help us help them help others and donate to our long time charitable partners The Regional Food Bank of NENY and Joseph’s House and Shelter.

Food Donations
We are grateful for any food donations you can bring to the Regional Food Bank of NENY truck at Broadway and 3rd (near the race start). The Food Bank is in need of the following items: canned soups, canned vegetables, dried beans, toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes), canned tuna, peanut butter, oatmeal, rice, cereals, canned meats, mac n cheese, any "meals in a can" or box. No glass items please! Thank you for your donations in advance!

Costume Contest
Get dressed up! There will be a costume contest with two categories: Most Unique Costume and Best Thanksgiving Costume. More info is available here.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable event, and a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. See you on Thursday!


-TTT Event Committee