Dallas celebrates with annual Turkey Trot

November 25, 2013 by  

The Dallas YMCA is starting Thanksgiving Day this year with a healthy, fun event for all the family.

Everyone is invited to the event, with walkers, joggers, and runners to complete the eight-mile course. This is the 46th year that the run has been organized by the Dallas YMCA and it is hoped that even more people will turn up to take part this time.

This particular Turkey Trot is the biggest event to take place on Thanksgiving Day in the United States, with 40,000 people expected to take part in this year’s proceedings. Meeting at City Hall, the participants will be a mix of locals and people who arrive from destinations worldwide to take part in the experience of a lifetime.

The event started 45 years ago at White Rock Lake and has become a firm family tradition. Some people take part because it is a fun event and a great way to start Thanksgiving, while more serious runners sign up to prepare for the Dallas Marathon, which takes place 10 days after.

Local print services will be required to provide banner printing for the eight miles of the Trot, while flyer printing will be needed to provide details for interested parties. All timed participants are required to meet at Dallas City Hall before 8:40am on Thanksgiving Day, with two races available for all abilities.

The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot will take place on November 28, the morning of Thanksgiving.