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Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Ellicott City

  • Dancel Family Center Y 4331 Montgomery Rd Ellicott City, MD (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 Ellicott City! 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 (8-17): $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.



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 - Columbia
7090 Deepage Drive
Columbia, MD, 21045

Wednesday, November 23rd from 10AM - 7PM
The Dancel Y in Ellicott City
4331 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Race Day (Thursday, November 24)
Long Gate Shopping Center
Ellicott City, MD




Complimentary parking is available Long Gate Shopping Center and the Dancel Family Center Y lot.


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 in Catonsville and Ellicott City. Please read more about our cause HERE.


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.

Earlier Event: November 24
Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Westminster