Troy Turkey Trot | Things to Do in Troy | New York By Rail

november, 2020

26nov8:00 am1:00 pmTroy Turkey TrotTroy Turkey Trot8:00 am - 1:00 pm Troy, NY, 4 3rd St., Troy, NY 12180

Event Details

73rd Annual Troy Turkey Trot

Come be a part of the 12th oldest road race in the nation — Troy Turkey Trot — and celebrate with the entire community through fitness, family and tradition.

The finish line of the annual Troy Turkey Trot in the capital region. | Photo Courtesy of Troy Turkey Trot

The annual City of Troy Turkey Trot is a unique Thanksgiving tradition for the whole family to experience and enjoy. This event holds four featured special events this year, the competitive 5K run, the 10K run, the one-mile Turkey Walk and the Grade School Mile.

This yearly event began back in 1916 as a remembrance runs for veterans and this year marks the 73rd running of the Troy Turkey Trot. It is the 12th oldest road race in the country and the 64th oldest in the world. Troy Turkey Trot is a way for families to come together with the entire community to celebrate a day fitness, family and tradition. There’s also a chance to win $2,000 in prize money for the 10K. Medals will be distributed to all finishers and Dri-fit T-shirts to all registrants. There are also prizes for the contest “Best Thanksgiving Day Costume” and family team awards for the 5k.

Included with Registration

  • Entry into one of the oldest and largest Turkey Trots in the United States
  • Custom shirt for all events
  • A commemorative participation medal for all 5k, 10k and Grade School Mile finishers. Turkey Walkers will receive a finisher’s token as well.
  • Eligibility for overall and age-group awards
  • Post-race refreshments
  • A wonderful way to start off your Thanksgiving Day celebrations

How to Register for the Troy Turkey Trot

To register for the Troy Turkey Trot, visit

Packet pick-up is available on the days leading up to the race, for more information on when to pick up your race packet visit the Troy Turkey Trot website. The packets can be picked up on the 2nd floor of the Troy Atrium. Please see the Troy Turkey Trot website for more details and parking maps.

Usually, the event starts at 8 a.m. with the 10k the day’s events culminate with the largest 5k race in the Capital District. However, this year the races will be held virtually. Runners will have to download an app after registering.

Take Amtrak to the Troy Turkey Trot

Experience the Troy Turkey Trot via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved #NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at 518-427-3893.


(Thursday) 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Troy, NY

4 3rd St., Troy, NY 12180