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Katy YMCAs 22ND Annual Turkey Dash

Thu November 28, 2024 Katy, TX 77494 US Directions


10K Run

$45 7:40AM CST Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Run

$35 8:00AM CST Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Family Run/Walk

$10 9:00AM CST Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

1 Mile Kids Race

$15 7:10AM CST Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT
Open to ages 3 - 12.


22807 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX US 77494


The tradition returns for the 22nd year!

Join us for:

  • 1 Mile Family Walk/Run
  • 1 Mile Kids Race (For ages 3-12 year old only)
  • 5K Timed Walk/Run
  • 10K Timed Run

Medals will be awarded to finishers of the: 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Kids Race  

Join us for our Post-Race Party with a fully equipped Kids Zone and many ways to engage with local businesses and organizations - there is something for everyone during or after the race!

By racing the YMCA Turkey Dash 2023 you will be making an impact in our community. All proceeds from the YMCA Turkey Dash benefit the Katy community. Funds go to support scholarships so all community member can benefit from memberships and programs.

Race Contact Info

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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 | Packet pick-up day/times: Saturday 11/18 9am -12pm, Tuesday 11/21 4-7pm, Wednesday 11/22 2-6pm and Thursday 11/23 6:45-8 am 

Where can I park for the race?
Parking shuttles will run from 6:30-10:30am 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 Run. Can I run with them? No, if you don't think your child will be comfortable running alone, please register for the Family Walk/Run.

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

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

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

Can I exchange my T-shirt for a different size?  Yes, you may exchange during packet pick-up if we have enough quantities.

Is there medical support on the course?  Yes. Medical support is provided on the race course (bike medics) and in the post-race. 

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 via website.

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

Are there awards? Yes. Age Groups awards will be given to 10K and 5K finishers. All kid finishers of the 1 Mile Kids Race will receive a medal.

Can race photos be purchased ?  Yes, please visit to order them 

Neighborhood Road Closure Information

Some neighborhoods on the race course will be impacted during select times. We will have road marshals and police offices to assist with traffic flow. 

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