YMCA Buffalo Niagara is grateful and excited to announce that in cooperation with city officials, YMCA Buffalo Niagara has been given the go ahead to host a 125th commemorative Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning.
The race will run with some major modifications that will enable us to deliver a live race within the confines of all local and state government safety and social distancing protocols:
Requirements for selection into live event:
Prospective entrants must be 18 years or older and a resident of Western New York.
Prospective entrants must register for the virtual race no later than Friday, September 25th, making sure to select the live race opt-in option on the online registration form.
Prospective entrants will also commit to fundraising a minimum of $1,000 by November 1, 2020 to support YMCA Buffalo Niagara.
The random selection process will take place on Monday, September 28, 2020. Those selected will receive a reserved entry via email to be completed within 48 hours.
Detailed instructions regarding pre-race arrival times and race logistics/procedures will be provided to each participant once the reserved registration is completed.
Prospective entrants must have the ability to complete 8k on foot in under 60 minutes.
All entrants must complete and sign a COVID-19 health survey confirming no recent travel outside of NYS, no recent contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19, etc.
Key race information:
Location: Delaware YMCA - 2564 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
Packet Pick Up: 6:00am - 8:00am, Thanksgiving morning ONLY - Delaware YMCA - 2564 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216. All entrants must complete and sign a COVID-19 health survey confirming no recent travel outside of NYS, no recent contact with anyone testing positive for COVID-19, etc. Temperature checks will be taken at check-in.
Participants must pick up their own packets.
Race Time: 8:00am
SWAG: 125th Annual commemorative t-shirt, face mask and medal!
Course: TBA pending City approval. *Will not be traditional Delaware Ave course.
FAQ's can be located here