29th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot

Thu November 25, 2021 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Key Information
There is no paper registration option this year.  Registration is online only!

View real-time results on the Athlinks Results Page

The YMCA Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day tradition that attracts runners of all ages and abilities to Fredericksburg, VA each year. Run or walk the 5k course through scenic downtown Fredericksburg or participate virtually on a course of your choosing. Kids can get in on the fun by joining a parent in the 5k or running the 1 mile race.

Proceeds raised support Rappahannock Area YMCA programs that empower youth, improve community health, and ensure affordable access for all.

Race Day Schedule

- Boys' Mile - 9-12 Years Old

7:05am - Girls' Mile - 9-12 Years Old

7:10am - Boys' Mile - 8 & Under

7:15am - Girls' Mile - 8 & Under

7:35am - Wave 1 Start

7:40am - Wave 2 Start

7:45am - Wave 3 Start

Due to the size of the 5K race, we will be starting in waves.  Wave 1 - Under 30 Minutes, Wave 2 - 30-40 Minutes, Wave 3 - Over 40 Minutes.

If you want to start in the same wave as your friends or family be sure to enter the same estimated finish time for each runner and select the same wave. Please use the estimated finish time of the slowest runner in your group.


Kids Mile - Top 3 Male and Female in the following categories:

6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

5K - OVERALL - Top 5 Male and Female:

1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $150, 4th Place $100, 5th Place $50

5K - Top 3 Male and Female in the following categories:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Thank you to our sponsor Lucky Road Run Shop for providing $15 Gift Certificates to our Age Group Top 3 Athletes in the Kids Mile and 5K Races!

All Awards will be mailed to Overall and Age Group winners.  Overall Winners will be based on Gun Time. Age Group winners will be based on Chip Time.

Packet Pick Up

James Monroe High School

2100 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Tuesday, November 23rd from 4pm-8pm

Wednesday, November 24th from 8am-12pm, 3pm-6pm

Thursday, November 25th from 6am-7:30am

*Masks are required in the school building.

Virtual Race Instructions

Virtual Athletes

First decide if you would like to use our RaceJoy experience! Family members and friends can track you as you run and send you motivational texts.  Download the free RaceJoy app and create your account.  You will need your bib number before your start your race and you must enter your name EXACTLY as it is listed in your race registration.

Search: 29th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot and select this race. Follow the rest of the prompts.

If you do not want to use Race Joy, you can track your own distance and time using your smart watch/Garmin/Fitbit and submit your race results HERE by 11:59pm on November 26, 2021.

Reach out to us if you have any problems with RaceJoy. Have a happy and safe trot!!!


5K Course Map

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1 Mile Course Map

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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 29th Annual YMCA 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.
View RaceJoy How-To
2300 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA US 22401
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Q: Are strollers permitted?  

A: Yes. You will need to start in the back of your starting wave with the other stroller participants.

Q: Are dogs permitted on the course or in the race?

A: No.

Q: Is paper registration available?

A: No.  Please register online and in advance.  Registration is online only to minimize touch points.  Online registration will still be available race morning, but we highly encourage you to sign up before race day!

Q: Can I run with my child in the mile race? 

A: If your child is 4 years old or younger, one parent is permitted on the course.  We ask that you start in the back of the wave.  For children 5 and older, parents can run on the sidewalk that parallels the course.

Awards Report - 5K Overall

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Awards Report - 5K - Age Group

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MapMyRun Map

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