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Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Arnold

  • Greater Annapolis Family Center Y 1209 Ritchie Highway Arnold, MD 21012 (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up sessions listed below as well as on race day morning.

We look forward to seeing you Thanksgiving morning for the Annual Turkey Trot Charity 5k in Arnold! Thank you for joining us in this healthy Thanksgiving morning tradition!

A Thanksgiving Tradition

For over twenty years, families, friends, businesses, dogs and strollers have come together Thanksgiving morning to run for a great cause - The Y's Give Every Child a Chance campaign. It's a healthy family-fun event on an important American holiday, dedicated to giving back to the community.


Adults (18 and over): $35

Youth (7-17): $17.50

Kids (7 and under): Free

Dogs: $15*

*Those that register will receive a Turkey Trot dog bandanna! Dogs do not have to register to participate.

T-shirts are not guaranteed for those who do not pre-register.

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Packet Pick-Up

We strongly encourage you to pick up your packets in advance as lines on Thanksgiving morning can be long.

Tuesday, November 22nd from 3PM - 8PM
Charm City Run - Annapolis
1910 Towne Centre Blvd. Suite 120
Annapolis, MD, 21401

Wednesday, November 23rd from 10AM - 7PM
Greater Annapolis Family Center Y
1209 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold, MD 21012

Race Day (Thursday, November 24th)
Beginning at 7AM
Greater Annapolis Family Center Y
1209 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold, MD 21012



Complimentary is available at the Greater Annapolis Family Center Y and within the Anne Arundel Community College campus, but NOT on the race course.


Medals will be awarded to the top three runners in each age group! Fundraising prizes will be awarded in the weeks following the event.


This is a chip-timed event. Results will be posted online at


A portion of your registration fee and all donations benefit The Y in Central Maryland, a charitable organization, which supports children in need across the region. Please read more about our cause HERE. 

Event Guidelines

Strollers are permitted on the course; however, we ask that for safety reasons you line up at the back of the pack. We also ask that dogs who attend: are well socialized, are on leash at all times, and line up at the back of the pack.