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Putnam County YMCA Turkey Trot

Thu November 23, 2023 Cookeville, TN 38501 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


235 Raider Dr
Cookeville, TN US 38501


Thank you for joining us for our 29th Annual Turkey Trot!  Since our early beginnings in 1979, the Y has been a force for good - leading and facilitating positive community impact.  For 44 years, we have been growing, evolving, and enriching individuals and families of all ages in spirit, mind, and body.  We are proud to serve the Upper Cumberland, and we are grateful for the support of our community.


Proceeds from this race benefit the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign which funds our many outreach programs like Learn to Swim, Go Pink Recovery Program, Cancer Recovery Program, and Open Doors. Our YMCA uses the funds from this campaign to make a meaningful, lasting impact right in your neighborhood.  By supporting the YMCA, you ensure a brighter tomorrow for the men, women and children who call our region home.


Race Contact Info

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Race Route

Putnam County Family YMCA start, circling around Old Kentucky Road to Old Walton Road, turn right on East Hudgens Road and then left on Raider Drive. 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is located curbside at Avery Trace Middle School (across from the YMCA):

Wednesday, November 22
3 pm - 6 pm

We highly recommend to make plans to pick up your packet on this day.  


Race results will be posted, and prizes will be awarded for the top three winners in each age division following the 5K. The winner of each age division receives a FREE “Ready to Eat” smoked turkey courtesy of Stroud’s Barbeque.

Overall:  One Overall Male and Female winner. Each will receive a three month free family YMCA membership to the Putnam County Family YMCA.

Age Divisions: Male & Female:  Over 70, 60-69, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 19-29, 14-18, 13 & Under

Kids Gobble Wobble: All participants will receive a custom kids’ medal. 

Team Trophies: Include your team name for the Fastest Family and Largest Colony Awards.

Stuff The Streets

Turkey Trot has been stuffing the streets for over 25 years!  We would love your help to stuff the shelves of local food banks.  Participants are asked to bring as many non-perishable food items as they can carry to the Y, packet pick up, or race day!

stuff the streets

Fastest Family and Largest Colony Awards

If you think the only competition you’ll have on Thanksgiving Day is beating out Grandma for the last piece of pumpkin pie, think again!

Compete for the fastest family and largest colony award.  Be sure to fill in your Family Team Name on your registration form to enter!  Not only do you get a FABULOUS trophy but you also get the bragging rights to go along with it.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Ford Lincoln of Cookeville

Advocare - TJ & Casey Overstreet 

Blue Water Equipment Rentals

Carwile Mechanical


Cookeville Audiology

Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Cumberland Toyota

First National Bank 


Highlands Dermatology & Surgical Associates

Kona Ice

Maple Leaf Family Dentistry

McGriff Insurance Services

Middle Tennessee Surgical Specialist

Old Mill Camp & General Store

One Hour Martinizing

State Farm - Elwood Ervin

Stroud's BBQ

Swallows Insurance Agency

The Alsup Mill

The Real Estate Collective

TN Pediatric & Adolescent Center

Twin Lakes

Vivid Signs

Wilson Bank and Trust


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