Welcome to the 67th Troy Turkey Trot!

2014 registration is open! The Troy Turkey Trot is a premier road race featuring 5k and 10k distances, among other events. Since its humble beginnings in 1916, when six runners entered, the Troy Turkey Trot has grown into one of the largest and oldest turkey trots in the United States. 2014 will feature four events: the competitive 5k and 10k runs, the one mile Turkey Walk and the Grade School Mile. Join us in this proud annual tradition!

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Message from Mayor Lou Rosamilia

We are thrilled to host the 67th Troy Turkey Trot and proud to showcase some of Troy’s most historic neighborhoods. This race is the biggest event Troy holds all year and serves as a fantastic way to get the entire community involved in celebrating fitness, family and tradition. This prestigious event continues to evolve and a slate of new additions will help make this year’s edition truly unique. On behalf of the City of Troy: Welcome!

Aerial View of the 10K Course with Trotter the Turkey:

  MARK OF EXCELLENCE AWARD – Congratulations to the Troy Turkey Trot marketing staff for beating stiff competition to win the American Marketing Association’s (Capital Region Chapter) Mark of Excellence award on October 2, 2013 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. The awards were handed out by Benita Zahn from WNYT NewsChannel 13. Featured in this photo (L to R) are: George Regan, event director; Troy, NY – City Hall Mayor Lou Rosamilia; and, Edward Parham, director of public relations at Rueckert Advertising & Public Relations.

Photo: Ed Parham

A TIME TO GIVE BACK — Troy Turkey Trot Event Director George Regan (left); Mark Quandt, executive director of the Latham-based Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; Sharon Smith, executive director of the Troy Boys and Girls Club; Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia; and, Mike Manupella, executive director of the Lansingburgh Boys & Girls Club, gathered Tuesday, Nov. 27th at Troy’s City Hall. Charity representatives accepted a check for $12,177 from organizers of the 65th Troy Turkey Trot, which was held Thanksgiving morning. Twenty-two percent of the event’s record-setting field of 8,290 donated to this year’s designated non-profits. Olimometer 2.43


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