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Welcome to the Official Site of The Y in Central Maryland Turkey Trot Charity 5K! We are excited to have you join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition.

Adults, children and families from across the region come together to not only run (or walk, jog, stroll), but to raise funds so that children living in poverty in Central Maryland have access to Y programs that will forever shape their lives.

Thank you for being part of something good on Thanksgiving Morning!

Online Race Registration

Welcome Baltimore Running Festival participants!

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment! We are excited to have you join us for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K.

Register Online
Register in-Person at your local Family Center Y
Walk-up registrations are accepted the day of the event, but we encourage you to register ahead of time to avoid the lines Thanksgiving morning and secure your shirt!

We are happy to announce new pricing to make this an even more affordable way to spend Thanksgiving morning with your friends and family. Children ages 5 and under register for FREE and Youth ages 6-17 register for HALF PRICE!

All Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K participants
will receive a FREE Y membership
for the month of December 2014!
Certain restrictions apply.*

*Special offer valid for those who are not current Y members. "Not current" is defined as not having a Y membership in the last 60 days from the date of the event. To redeem this offer, take the Y membership promo sheet that will be placed in every Turkey Trot Charity 5K race bag and bring it to the front desk of any Family Center Y. See center for complete redemption details.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning!


  1. can you give me more information on what the course will be for the Bel Air race??

    1. Hi Rob - we have the overview of the Bel Air 5K here: http://yturkeytrots.blogspot.com/p/bel-air.html and will be posting turn-by-turn or a map soon. Thank you for joining us Thanksgiving morning!

  2. I would love some more info on the course , also. I registered, should I expect an email confirming this or just assume that everything went through ?

    1. Hi - You should have received a confirmation from Active.com if you registered online. If you registered at one of our Family Center Ys you will not receive an email confirmation. If you are not sure, you can email online@ymaryland.org for more information. Thank you for signing up to be part of something great Thanksgiving morning!

  3. I registered online for Ellicott City... when/where do we pick up race packets? Thanks!

    1. Hi LJ - Thank you for signing up with us! You can find packet pick-up times here: http://yturkeytrots.blogspot.com/p/catonsvilleellicott-city.html

  4. When can we expect to see a map for the Baltimore City location?

    1. Hi CT,
      Thank you for registering to take part in the first Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Baltimore City! Unfortunately we do not have a course map, but we did update the course information. We hope to have a course map next year.

      Where is the start/finish line? The course starts and finishes in Druid Hill Park, near East Dr and Wyman Park Dr. The Stieff Silver building is a close landmark.

      What is the course? The course weaves throughout Druid Hill Park and does not leave the park. Here is a map of the park: http://bit.ly/1do9gHI

      Thank you and see you in a few days!

  5. Where is packet pick-up and race start for the Baltimore City race in Druid Hill?

  6. Hi Ab,
    Please see the page labeled "Baltimore City" for packet pick-up times and all sorts of information about the event. Here is a link: http://yturkeytrots.blogspot.com/p/baltimore-city.html

    Thank you for registering for the Turkey Trot Charity 5K and we look forward to seeing you in a couple days!