Races & Runs
YMCA Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan
Get ready to Turkey Trot LIVE this Thanksgiving day! The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan will be back to a live start line on Thursday, November 25!
You can sign up to run 5 miles or the 5K (or both, if you're participating in the Double Gobble)! There will also be a 1-mile Family Fun Run, perfect for runners of all ages. All runners will receive a race shirt and the option to add on a Turkey Trot medal!
Can't make it to the live start line? No problem! We're still offering virtual options for all of the events, so make sure you register to claim your spot!
The event benefits YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Since March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has distributed approximately 80 tons of food in local neighborhoods as part of its work with the food bank and other local partners to fight food insecurity in our region.
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Packet Pick-Up Information
Packet pick-up will be held at the PNC Park Press/Media Room located off of West General Robinson across from the Residence Inn:
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 – 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Race day packet pick-up will take place at North Shore Dr and Mazeroski Way starting at 6:30 AM.
You will need to know your bib number when you come to get your bib, shirt, and other race items at packet pickup! To find your bib number, click HERE.
Please be sure to bring a bag if you are picking up multiple packets.
If you are picking up multiple packets, you will need the bib number of each participant that you are picking up for.
This event benefits YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Since March 2020, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has distributed approximately 80 tons of food in local neighborhoods as part of its work with the food bank and other local partners to fight food insecurity in our region.
You can help even more by bringing your non-perishable food donations with you to packet pickup or on race day!
As always, the safety of our participants is our highest priority.
Throughout all events:
- Masks and social distancing are highly encouraged at packet pickup and in the start line corrals; there will be plenty of space in each corral to socially distance.
- All event staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated against Covid and will wear masks.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be strategically located throughout all event areas. If you are exhibiting any Covid symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, fever, or cough, please do NOT come to the event.
- Touchpoints will be limited.
This year’s event may look a bit different than what you saw in 2019. These precautions and changes are necessary to be able to host the race safely and in person, and we are grateful for your patience and understanding.
We know that everyone has different comfort levels, and, thanks to the virtual option, there are options for everyone to participate. If you decide that you are more comfortable switching to the virtual version of the event, you may do so before November 22 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) ET. If you are requesting to change events after November 22 at noon, please contact P3R by emailing email@example.com.
We will continue to work with UPMC and the City of Pittsburgh to bring all runners a safe and fun experience!
Race Start Times
8:00 AM - 1-Mile Family Fun Run sponsored by Microsoft
8:30 AM - 5K presented by UPMC Health Plan
9:15 AM - 5-Mile presented by FedEx
Road closures will be in effect beginning at 7:00 AM on race day. Roads are scheduled to remain closed until the conclusion of the event.
Click HERE to see the road closure maps.
If you are participating in any of the in-person events, race day parking will be available in the parking garages along the North Shore.
There will be no gear check at this year's event. Please plan accordingly before arriving at the start line.
Our friends from the award-winning YaJagoff! Podcast will be live and on-site at this year's YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan!
Come listen as co-owners John Chamberlin and Rachael Rennebeck talk about all things Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving, and Pittsburgh during their Trot Talk Podcast!
For more information or to tune in and listen to more episodes, visit www.yajagoff.com!
Be sure to submit your results HERE after you complete your event!