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Turkey Trot Save the Date

Thanksgiving Day!

Gobble Wobble @ 8:30 AM
2 Mile Run/Walk @ 9:10 AM
5 Mile Run @ 9:00 AM

Register for our 16th Annual Turkey Trot Here! 

The YMCA Turkey Trot will celebrate its 16th running on Thanksgiving morning, November 22, 2018. 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.


Would you like to run the Turkey Trot, but aren't sure where to start? Let us help! Check out our free training guides below! Whatever your level, we can help you be ready for the race!

2 Mile Training Guide

5 Mile Training Guide


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.

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

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Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
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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.