Runner Instructions

Dear Runners

We are excited to welcome you to the 2021 Troy Turkey Trot (both in-person and Virtual) this Thursday. This email contains important information that will help you navigate the event safely and smoothly.

You can also confirm your entry details here.

Wednesday Drive Through packet pickup
Pre-race packet pickup takes place Wednesday from 10a - 5p at the ICC (Italian Community Center)  1450 5th Ave, Troy, NY 12180.

To help with adhering to CDC guidance this will be a DRIVE THROUGH packet pickup. We ask that if you are picking up more than two bibs you notify the volunteer and pull off to the side while they collect your bibs. All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries and the Regional Food Bank of NENY. These items can be dropped off at the drive-thru packet pickup on  Wednesday Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and race morning (first floor) starting at 6:30 a.m.

Race Day Packet Pickup
Race day packet pickup starts at 6:30am at the race site and goes until 20min before each event. Race Day packet pickup will be DOWNSTAIRS in the Troy Atrium this year due to renovations.

In keeping with CDC guidance we will have a one way flow of traffic through packet pickup.  Entry will be through the 3rd street doors to the Atrium.

Please follow indicated direction of travel.  After exiting the packet pickup area runners can exit the Atrium one of three ways: Yellow bib runners can exit out the Fulton Street doors.  All others can exit the 4th street doors.  Orange and White bibs can exit out the loading doors onto Broadway just past the restrooms. We will also be requiring face coverings inside the Atrium as well as in the start corral.  We are also asking people to minimize hanging out inside the atrium.

You can print or pull up this email to shorten your time in line. Look for the sign that corresponds to your bib range and you can quickly pick up your items.

There will be restrooms available on the 1st floor by following the signage from packet pickup. There will also be port-o-potties located around the Atrium and at the finish line.

Ordering Additional shirts/swag
As a reminder, due to the overwhelming response to our comeback we have had to order additional shirts.
Anyone registering on Sunday, Nov 21 or later will have their shirt mailed to them.

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

Event Directions and Parking
Health & Safety

Event Schedule for Thursday, Nov 25:
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

Virtual Racing using the Troy Turkey Trot  app powered by RTRT.
Live Virtual Running Event: 10 a.m., Thursday, November 25. - Join hundreds of others for a real-time virtual running event. Open your custom Troy Turkey Trot app and join the standings in real-time. Registered participants will receive an email inviting them to download the app.

Non-Live Virtual Running Event: If you cannot join us live, you can run anytime from 8a Thursday, Nov 25 to Sunday, Nov 28 at 5p.

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. Please also bring food donations to the race site to drop off when you get your packet.

Health & Safety
Masks will be required while indoors, in the start corral (until you start running) and in the finish area.
Age group and team awards will be mailed.
There will be a baggage check on race day in the Troy Atrium.
Please see other important safety protocols here

Costume Contest
There will be a costume contest with two categories: Most Unique and Best Thanksiving. 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