Live Event Thursday, Nov 26. - Virtual Event Nov 26 - Nov 29. Buffalo, NY 14216 US
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The Oldest Consecutively Run Footrace in the World!
Open to the Public

8k Virtual Run/Walk

Participate & Submit Results From Thanksgiving - Sunday, Nov. 29.

Packet pick-up (curbside):

12:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25 at the following locations:

Independent Health YMCA

Southtowns YMCA

Lockport YMCA

YMCA Buffalo Niagara Association Office

Note that you must pick up at the location selected during registration. An email will be sent to you the week prior to Thanksgiving as a reminder of your location.


Known to be the oldest consecutively run footrace in the WORLD, the 125th YMCA Turkey Trot is an 8K Thanksgiving Day tradition that attracts runners of all ages and abilities to the City of Buffalo each year.

Your participation in the YMCA Turkey Trot helps fund YMCA programs that empower youth, improve community health, and ensure access to all. YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community-based organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Throughout its history, proceeds raised from the YMCA Turkey Trot have played a vital role in helping youth, families and seniors connect with the resources they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

This Thanksgiving, the YMCA Turkey Trot will celebrate its 125th milestone year in Buffalo, NY.

Fundraising Awards

Thank you for building a better us!

The YMCA Turkey Trot is much more than a Thanksgiving Day road race. The impact of this one-day event extends far beyond race day in the lives of thousands of children and families all across Western New York.


Become a fundraiser here and start working your way towards awards NOW!

2019 YMCA Buffalo Turkey Trot Recap

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 125th Annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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2564 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY US 14216
Turkey Trot Contact Info
If you have any questions about this Turkey Trot, please contact the Turkey Trot director at
Turkey Trot Website

Additional Turkey Trot information can be found at


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