31st Annual YMCA Turkey Trot

November 23, 2023 Fredericksburg, VA 22401 US Directions

Key Information

There is no paper registration option this year.  Registration is online only!  Dogs are not permitted on the course.  Strollers are welcome, but we ask that stroller participants start near the middle/end of their wave.


Join us for our 31st Year!!! 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! 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

November 23, 2023
- 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

7:30am - 5K Wave 1 Start

7:35am - 5K Wave 2 Start

7:40am - 5K Wave 3 Start

Due to the size of the 5K race, we will be starting in waves.  Wave 1 - Under 35 Minutes, Wave 2 - 35-45 Minutes, Wave 3 - Over 45 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, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+

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 - Come Early and Skip the Long Lines on Race Day!

James Monroe High School

2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Tuesday, November 21st from 3-7pm

Wednesday, November 22nd from 8am-1pm, 3pm-6pm

Thursday, November 23rd from 6am-7:30am

5K Course Map

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1 Mile Course Map

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2300 Washington Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA US 22401

Race Contact Info

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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.  Please abide by this rule and keep your furry friends at home.

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 during the mile race.  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.


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