Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot11/25/10
The 43rd Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Event has been a Thanksgiving tradition since 1968
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010
Downtown Dallas, Texas
Keith Nix (214) 802-4182
Expects to Attract 40,000 Participants. Event has been a Thanksgiving tradition since 1968
With more than forty great years in the making, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is almost here, again marking Dallas’ way to begin Thanksgiving Day. On Thursday, November 25, more than 40,000 participants are expected to turn out to Dallas City Hall Plaza for the 8-mile race and 5K fun run. The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot benefits YMCA programs that help the YMCA strengthen the foundations of community.
The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is one of the largest multi-event races in the country. The excitement that surrounds this event continues to grow each year as more runners and generations of families turn out to experience the fun and family-friendly atmosphere that is the backdrop to the race.
The Trot offers a scenic trip through downtown Dallas on a certified 5K course and a fairly flat, yet challenging, 8-mile course through downtown Dallas and historic Oak Cliff. This year, there will be a new and improved controlled start line to ensure a good clean start for all. This year with registration, participants will receive a complimentary 25-visit membership to begin training for the Trot at a Dallas area YMCA.
Pre-registration is $20 until November 10, walk-in registration at Luke’s Locker from November 15-24 is $25 and race day registration is $30. Trot Tot registration for children ages 6 and under is $10. Packet pick-up for mail-in, on-line registration and walk-ins will continue through Wednesday, November 24 at the Luke’s Locker location in Dallas on Oaklawn Avenue until 5 p.m., at Luke’s in Allen on Garden Park, in Colleyville on Colleyville Boulevard and in Plano on Legacy Road until 1 p.m.. Register your dog for $10 and receive a cool Y-Trot bandana and race bib for your 4-legged friends. The Turkey Trot will also provide the option for all participants to be chip timed in both the 5K and 8-mile race with a $5 timing charge.
Tune in on Saturday, November 27 on WFAA Channel 8 as the 43rd running of the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot comes to life through the history, people and the stories of the Dallas YMCA. A family tradition for 4 decades, relive this year’s special race highlights in a half-hour television special through the eyes of the thousands of families and participants. Plus, learn how the YMCA is impacting lives through a variety of unique programs and activities in North Texas communities all year long.
Supporting the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is a stellar list of sponsors. Gold Sponsors this year are Luke’s Locker, Pepsi Bottling Company, Community Coffee, The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-Channel 8 and Clear Channel Radio Stations including: 97.1 The Eagle, 102.1 the Edge, Mix 102.9, 106.1 KISSFM and Lone Star 92.5. Luke’s Locker, Pepsi Bottling Company, Community Coffee, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-Channel 8. The Underwriter sponsor is DART. This year’s Silver sponsors are Dannon and The Fairmont Hotel.
The original Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot was held at the Old Fair Grounds in the early 40’s, but the long string of consecutive races began with the 8-mile race in 1968. The unique 8-mile race distance was created when the 107 participants were instructed to run along the shores of White Rock Lake “to the big oak tree and back”. By 1979, the Race had become so popular that it was moved to the Downtown area to accommodate more runners and showcase “Big D”. The 3-mile Fun Run/Walk was added in 1984 to accommodate the increasing participation of individuals and families.
For more information on the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot or to volunteer, please call (214) 954-0500. To register
- Begins: Nov 25, 2010
- Ends: Nov 25, 2010
Downtown Dallas , Dallas, TX