Registration Open for the 32nd Annual YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot Presented by UPMC Health Plan
More than 7,000 participants are expected for the annual holiday tradition, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 24
PITTSBURGH – Registration is open for the 32nd YMCA Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan, set for Thursday, November 24. This year’s event offers 5-mile, 5K and 1-mile fun run distances that bring families together to move on Thanksgiving Day, while raising funds to help fight food insecurity in our region. Plus, new this year, participants 18 and younger can register at a discounted rate of 50 percent off.
To celebrate registration opening, P3R will be giving away 15 complimentary registrations for participants who find the turkey and free registration codes on P3R.org and PittsburghYMCA.org. Clues will be provided every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on Aug. 17 on P3R’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
All runners will receive a race day shirt and have the opportunity to purchase a medal with registration. Double Gobble participants will receive an additional gift to celebrate their dual 5-mile and 5K efforts. A virtual option is also offered for those who are unable to attend in-person.
"The Turkey Trot is a longstanding Thanksgiving tradition for many families in the region,” said Amy Kienle, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. “For so many, the event is a chance to come together, give thanks and support our friends and neighbors in need."
Proceeds from the event support the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s nonprofit mission to promote youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in the city it has called home for more than 168 years. The YMCA has worked to fight food insecurity in the Greater Pittsburgh region for nearly two centuries. Partnering with the YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank again this year, additional donations pledged during the registration process will provide Thanksgiving dinner to local families in the Pittsburgh region as the fight for food security continues.
“We are excited to once again partner with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh to produce this important holiday tradition for our city,” said Troy Schooley, P3R CEO. “The whole family is invited to start their Thanksgiving Day by moving while also making a difference in their community.”
For more information and to register, visit pittsburghymca.org/turkeytrot
P3R is the engine behind Pittsburgh’s greatest races. We strive to inspire any and all to move with us. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, P3R runs a variety of other high-quality races, events, and health and fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. Anyone and everyone is invited to #RUNwithP3R! Read more at: P3R.org
About the Y
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is a 501c(3) charitable organization committed to closing the achievement gap, eliminating health disparities and providing aid to financially struggling families throughout the greater Pittsburgh region. Our Y serves more than 60,000 individuals each year and provides nearly $750,000 dollars in membership and program subsidies to individuals and families. Every day, the Y works side by side with people of all faiths and beliefs to ensure that everyone regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
About UPMC Health Plan
Dedicated to improving the health and well-being of its members and the greater community, UPMC Health Plan is among the fastest growing health plans in the nation. Under ownership of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) integrated health care delivery system, UPMC Health Plan remains committed to providing its members better health, more financial security, and well-deserved peace of mind. Serving more than 3.9 million members, UPMC Health Plan belongs to a local provider network that includes 140 hospitals and more than 29,000 physicians across four states.