General Info & Fees

Photo Jeff Foley

Photo Jeff Foley

We have a wonderful event in store for you and are excited to see you toe the line on Thanksgiving morning.

Your registration gets you:

  • Entry into one of the oldest and largest Turkey Trots in the United States
  • Dry-blend 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

Registration Fees & Deadlines (a processing fee is added to the entry fees below)

Event Distance: Start Time: Early Reg:
( Thru 10/21)
Late Reg:
Last Chance Reg*:
Open 10k 6.2 miles 8 a.m. $25 $30 $35
Grade School Mile 1 mile 9:30 a.m. $10 $12 $15
Turkey Walk 1 mile 9:35 a.m. $10 $10 $10
Open 5K 3.1 miles 10:00 a.m. $25 $30 $35

*Note: Online registration closes Monday before the race at 11:59 p.m. ET. Last Chance Registration on Wednesday before the race is in-person ONLY at pre-race packet-pick up and is $40. Times and location here.

Race Information

Packet Pick-up:
All races will start at Fourth and Fulton St. All races will end on River St at Monument Square. See the Course Maps here.

Out and back, flat and fast.

Split Times:
5k: 1 mile and 2 mile markers. 10k: 1 mile, 5 mile markers


Dri-fit shirt to the first 7,000 to pre-register. Awards to top 3 overall and top 3 age-group winners in the 5k and 10k for both male/females. Custom event pins to all Turkey Walk participants. Participation medals to all 5k, 10k and Grade School Mile finishers.

5k participants have the option of signing up as members of teams on top of their regular registration. Categories include: Sister/Sister, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Brother/Brother, Brother/Sister, and Husband/Wife teams.  Awards given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each category.

Race Results:
Complete race results will be listed in the Troy Record newspaper in the days following the event. Also online at

Franklin Square Inn & Suites
1 Fourth St
Troy, NY 12180
518 274-8800
Located 1.5 blocks from start line

Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180
518 272-1700
5 minute drive to start line – approx 1 mile

Old Judget Mansion
330 6th Ave
Troy, NY 12180
518 274-5698
5 minute drive to start line – approx 1 mile

Free Parking:
Broadway & 5th Ave Parking facility
Located 1 block east of start line

Uncle Sam Parking facility
Located on River St 1 block north of start line

State & Front St. Parking facility
Located 3 to 4 blocks west of start line