Troy Turkey Trot Participants Invited To Enter Event’s Popular 5k Costume Contest

Troy Turkey Trot Participants Invited To Enter Event’s Popular 5k Costume Contest

Troy, N.Y. (Nov. 13, 2019) — Organizers of the 72nd Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning invite entries into the event’s popular 5K costume contest.

Participants are invited to enter one of two categories: Best Thanksgiving Day Costume and the Most Unique Costume. Entry forms can be submitted at bib/chip/t-shirt pick-up held at the Troy Atrium on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 11a.m to 6 p.m. Contestants can also complete a costume contest entry form Thanksgiving morning on the first floor of the Troy Atrium.

“The costume contest remains a highlight of the 5K and our entries are always so creative,” said Event Director George Regan. “Last year folks dressed up in everything from pilgrims and yams to Mr. T and Santa in the Chimney. I can’t wait to see what we get this year!”

On race day a photograph of each contest entry in both categories will be uploaded to the Troy Turkey Trot’s Facebook page. Voting will start at 1 p.m. and continue through Sunday, Dec. 1 at noon. The contestant(s) receiving the most “likes” (votes) will win. First place will receive a $100 Hannaford gift card. Second place will receive a $50 Hannaford gift card, and third place will receive a $25 Hannaford gift card. Winners will be announced on Monday, Dec. 2.

“The only costumes not permitted are those that cover the face, as well as bulky costumes that may interfere with others at the start or out on the course,” Regan added.

For more information and to download a costume contest entry form, please visit

Sponsors of the 72nd Troy Turkey Trot include: Pioneer Bank; Wm. J. Fagan & Sons, Capital Region Honda Dealers, Fidelis Care, Choice Physical Therapy, CHA, Courtyard by Marriott, River Street Market by First Columbia, DeCrescente Distributing Company, OrthoNY, iCRYO, Hannaford Supermarkets, Garelick Farms, and, Bryce Real Estate.


About the Troy Turkey Trot

Now in its 72nd year, the Troy Turkey Trot is the nation’s 12th and world’s 64th oldest road race, as well as the 11th largest Turkey Trot in the nation. The event, which celebrates fun, family and fitness against a backdrop of some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods, draws as many as 8,000 participants from 40 states and features a 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile and Turkey Walk, while also raising funds for the event’s two charities, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and Joseph’s House and Shelter. For more information, visit