Katy YMCA 19th Annual Turkey Dash

Mon November 22 - Sun November 28 Katy, TX 77494 US Directions
22807 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX US 77494

Thank you for participating in the 19th Annual Turkey Dash!

Results: https://mynegativesplit.com/results/

Photos: http://www.raceshots.net/

Awards, please contact ymcaturkeydash@ymcahouston.org 

Silent Auction (live until 11:59 pm on 11/25/21): https://bit.ly/3xcTA5O


Whether you’re a veteran Turkey Dash runner or participating in your first ever Turkey Dash race, by racing the YMCA Turkey Dash 2021 you will be making an impact on our community!  The tradition returns for 2021 with the YMCA Turkey Dash!  Join us in a 1 Mile Walk Run, 1 Mile Kids Run*, 5k or the 10k race. *Kids 1 Mile is recommended for ages 3-12 year old. 

Medals will be awarded for finishers of the: 10K , 5K, and Kids 1 Mile (kids only) 

We also host the best post race party this side of the Mississippi River with a fully equipped Kids Zone and many ways to engage with local businesses and organizations - there is something for everyone after the race!

All proceeds from the Katy Area YMCAs Turkey Dash benefit our community directly by funding food distribution sites, access to child care for essential workers, outreach to teens and seniors to prevent isolation and support mental health, as well as scholarships to after school care and YMCA membership.  

Make sure to check out out Silent Auction, you can bid on the items, here: https://bit.ly/3xcTA5O


Can I register the day of the race?       No. There is no race day registration.

Where do I pick up my race packet?  Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch – 22807 Westheimer Parkway Katy, Texas 77494, 281-392-5055

Packet pick-up day/times:
Saturday, November 20 -10 am-3 pm
Monday, November 22 - 4-7 pm
Tuesday, November 22 -4-7 pm
Wednesday, November 24- 2- 6 pm 
Thursday, November 25 - 6-8:45 am

Where can I park for the race?
Parking shuttles will run from 6:30 - 10:30 am from the Super Target parking lot (23710 Westheimer Parkway). A bus will leave every 8-10 minutes or as the bus fills and will drop off near the race site.

Can someone else pick up my bib and race packet? Yes.

Does the race still happen in rain? Yes. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances.

What if I register for the 10K and decide on race day to run the 5K? If you run a race you didn't register for (i.e. you registered for the 10K and run the 5K or vice versa), you will not be an official finisher nor timed.

Can I run in more than one race? Yes, but you must pay for each one.

If I can’t run, can I get a refund? No. Your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Katy Area YMCAs Annual Campaign.

Are strollers allowed on the course? 10K/5K walkers/runners with strollers should line up at the back behind the walkers for safety purposes. When registering please choose Corral C for the 10K and Corral E for the 5K. Strollers in the 1 Mile Walk/Run should also line up in the back behind the walkers.

Do I need to register my infant if he/she is in a stroller? No, you do not need to register the infant unless you want them to have a t-shirt. Anyone not in a stroller must be registered to be on the course.

My child is registered for the Kids Fun Run. Can I run with them? If you don't think your child will be comfortable running alone, you may run alongside them.

Can I wear my headphones while running? Yes, but we highly discourage it due to traffic on major roads.

What is the course limit for the 5K and 10K? The course will be open to traffic starting at 10 am

Are the race courses certified? Yes, 10K - TX13137ETM; 5K - TX13138ETM

Can I bring my dog(s)? For the safety of our runners, dogs are NOT allowed on the race course but can be spectators as long as they are on a leash.

Are bicycles allowed on the course? Animals, skateboards, roller blades, bicycles, scooters, etc. are not permitted on the race course.

Can I exchange my T-shirt for a different size? Our orders are based on the size indicated on your registration. If there are extra shirts after the race, we will gladly trade sizes for you.

Is there medical support on the course? Yes. Medical support is provided.

Where do I put my bib? Pin your race number to the FRONT of your clothing and make sure it is visible throughout the entire race.

Are there water stations? Two staffed and equipped water stations are positioned along the course for the 5K and three are provided for the 10K. As well as the finish line and post race. 

How soon can I find race results? Race results will be available onsite on race morning and will be posted at https://results.raceroster.com/en-US/results/5p5445727q5xs6z4

Can we buy additional Turkey Dash T-shirts? Yes, you can buy them from the Store Tab or at the Post Race Party on Thanksgiving Day. Extras are available you can purchase them Tuesday after race day at the YMCA or on the online store. 

Do you have a race photographer? Yes. Race Shots will be a the finish line to take photos. Link to view phots is: http://www.RaceShots.net 

Are there awards? Yes. Race: 10K and 5K awards will be given to the overall male and female winners in the Open and Masters Division along with the top 3 males and females in each age group. All kid finishers of the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will receive a medal



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