Troy Turkey Trot Training Challenge

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Welcome Turkey Trotters!

Kicking off Monday September 16th, the Troy Turkey Trot Training Challenge is a 10-week program designed to get Capital Region runners ready to participate in the Troy Turkey Trot taking place Thanksgiving morning in downtown Troy, NY. The program is a full Running Plan and is designed to train participants to complete a 5K or 10K. It is comprehensive, including injury-prevention, nutritional, strength and flexibility elements.

We will have 2 group options for the 5k training – beginner and intermediate. The 5k training is designed for beginners and those wanting to run a bit faster for the 5k. We will have one group in the 10k — advanced. The 10k training is for those wanting to move up from the 5k to the 10k or run a faster 10k this year. 10k participants should be currently running 2-3 days a week with at least one run a week of up to 3 miles.

Sign Up


  • Sept 10 – Registration for the program opens
  • Sept 16 – Program begins
    • Mondays 6 p.m. at Prospect Park, Troy, NY 12180
    • Saturdays, 8 a.m. at Knickerbacker Park, 103rd St. & 8th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182
  • Oct 1 – Program Registration closes
  • Nov 28 – Program ends with the Troy Turkey Trot

The cost is $40.00.


The week night workout is at Prospect Park in Troy. The address is 65 Prospect Park Rd Troy, NY 12180. Click here for Google Maps directions to Prospect Park. Note, after Oct 18 Monday evening workouts will take place at the RPI Field House. Directions here.

On Saturday the training is at 8a at Knickerbacker Park in Troy. Directions here.


Erin Napoleone:

Erin graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Ithaca College. She played Varsity Basketball for the Lady Bomber’s for four years and furthered her interest in sports, injury rehabilitation, and general fitness.

Professionally she trained in Rhode Island with the Dean of the Gary Gray Institute which focuses on injury prevention and rehabilitation in three planes of motion. Throughout her career in physical therapy she promotes an active approach to recovery, looking at the body as a whole, and encourages healthy daily habits.

Personally Erin continues to play basketball in a competitive league, enjoys running and training for races such as the Troy Turkey Trot, and stays active with her two children Dominic, 4, and Cora, 2.

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Sarah Cipperly