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The YMCA Turkey Trot will celebrate its 11th running on Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013. The Turkey Trot began in 2003 with 40 entries. It’s now Kearney’s largest race with over 800 entries.

Proceeds raised through the Turkey Trot are used to provide financial assistance to children and families who otherwise would be unable to participate in programs and services at the Y. Turkey Trot also helps to underwrite child care programs and activities that are not self-sustaining. This allows the YMCA to say "Yes!" to those who otherwise would not be able to participate. The YMCA offers a complete continuum of services for all ages.

amazing volunteers
big dog
dustin rocks
gobblin and wobblin
i win
im a little turkey
jamma fun
not too cold for jacob
stormy and runners
turkey man
turkey wins it all
ANNUAL TURKEY TROT COSTUME CONTEST

Dressing up in costume for the YMCA Turkey Trot has become a tradition for many participants, so we want to recognize your creativity. Awards will be given to the Best Costume and Top Dog.

Medals will be awarded based on chip timing to the first and second place finishers in each age group/gender division and the top three male and female finishers.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.