NBC 5 and Fort Worth YMCA would like to see you at the 41st Annual Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Metroplex runners and walkers will have three options to choose from for this event, the 1K Hapi Water Gobbler Trot, 10K and 5K. All proceeds from this event will go towards the YMCA’s diverse programming which includes childcare, water safety classes, summer camp, youth sports, health programs, senior engagement, food insecurity, and more.
For more information on this event, click HERE.
The Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24
8:00 a.m. – 1K Hapi Water Gobbler Trot
8:30 a.m. – 10K and 5K
6115 Camp Bowie
To register click here.
History of the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot
The first Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot was held on Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 1981, with an estimated 200 neighborhood attendees. In 1995 the race expanded and grew to around 2,000 runners. In 2010, over 12,000 runners participated in the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot, with an estimated crowd of over 14,000. Due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the event went 100% virtual and attracted over 1,800 attendees. Over the years, the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot has raised over $3 million to help meet the needs of the Y and the community. The Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot is still one of Tarrant County’s premier races.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth
The Metropolitan Fort Worth YMCA consists of 13 branches and serves Hood County, Tarrant County, Johnson County and outlying areas. Regardless of age, race, and income, the YMCA of Fort Worth provides opportunities for everyone to learn, grow, and thrive.