YMCA of Greater Louisville

Northeast Family YMCA

9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223 502 425 1271
  • Monday — Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7 AM - 5 PM



Start a healthy holiday tradition in your family on Thanksgiving morning along with thousands of other walkers and runners in our community.


Join walkers and runners in your community in this time-honored, family friendly Thanksgiving morning tradition and kick off the holiday season in a healthy way! This year's Turkey Trot will include an exciting 4 mile course. For the 4 mile race, medals will be awarded to the winning male/female by age group and top 3 males/females for the overall race (see Awards section below for details).

Participants will have electronic chip timing to record accurate timing results. Your time begins once you cross the starting line and ends once you pass the finish line. Since our race will have multiple starting times, race results will not be available until all groups have finished their race. Results will be posted online once available. See our Awards section for details on race awards. Virtual race participants will self-time their race and submit results electronically. See our Virtual Race section for details.

A commemorative 50th Annual Turkey Trot shirt will also be given to each race participant (on-site and virtual participants). However, you are only guaranteed a shirt during Packet Pickup if you register by November 18. Those registering after November 18 will be notified once final shirt order has been received. This typically takes 5-10 business days after race day. Those registering after the 18th will be able to pick their shirt(s) up at the Northeast YMCA once they have arrived.


Not able to participate in the Turkey Trot in person? No problem! You may also register for a virtual race experience. Members will be able to upload their race times and also be eligible to receive their commemorative Turkey Trot race shirt. Packet pickup will be the same as the on-site race. Virtual race participants are not eligible for race awards.See Packet Pickup section for details.



Due to COVID-19, we are operating under CDC and Government guidelines and recommendations. All published information for the Turkey Trot is based off of current expectations; however, any information and details involving the race are subject to change pending any revised future CDC or Government guidelines. We will continue to stay up to date on all recommendations to ensure we offer a safe and fun event for all.


What: Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race/Kids Trot
Who: Open to YMCA members, as well as the community at-large
When: Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2020
  • 4 mile race begins at 8 am, but participants will be signing up for a specific session which are in increments every 3 minutes
  • Kids Trot- 9:30 AM
Where: The race starts and ends at the Northeast Family YMCA, 9400 Mill Brook Road, 40223

4 Mile Race
October 1-November 14: $40
November 15-November 26: $45
Plus signup fee for each transaction

Kids Trot
October 1-November 14: $15
November 15-November 26: $20
Plus signup fee for each transaction


Packet pick up for all race participants (including virtual race participants) will take place at the Northeast YMCA gymnasium. You will be able to collect your race bib, shirt and race packet at this time.
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020; 11 am-7 pm
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020: 6:30 am-8:30 am


Child care is available at the Adventure Center for runners, walkers, and volunteers from 7 am – noon on race day.


The Kids Trot is open to kids ages 10 and under and will take place at 9:30 am at the Lyndon Football Field behind to the Northeast Family YMCA. Please arrive by 9:15 am. Kids will be grouped by age.

Age Group Approx. Start Time Distance
Ages 3/4 9:30 am One length of football field
Ages 5/6 After 3/4 race One lap around football field
Ages 7/8 After 5/6 race Two laps around football field
Ages 9/10 After 7/8 race Two laps around football field

For more information about the Kids Trot, please contact the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271.


Awards will be given to the top 3 overall finishers, top 3 males, top 3 females, top 3 teams and top 3 in each male and female age group. The following age groups will receive awards for male/female:

  • Under 10 yrs
  • 10-14 yrs
  • 15-19 yrs
  • 20-24 yrs
  • 25-29 yrs
  • 30-34 yrs
  • 35-39 yrs
  • 40-44 yrs
  • 45-49 yrs
  • 50-54 yrs
  • 55-59 yrs
  • 60-64 yrs
  • 65-69 yrs
  • 70-74 yrs
  • 75+ yrs

Award winners will be contacted via email after the race to pick up their awards at the Northeast YMCA beginning the week following the race event. Awards will not be given during the race.


Parking will be available at the Northeast Family YMCA and across Ormsby Station Road. Please arrive early to allow time to park and get to the start line. Our facility can only be accessed via North Hurstbourne Parkway.


Would you like to give back to your community this holiday season? Volunteer for the Turkey Trot here at the Northeast Y! Groups are welcome!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any further questions about volunteering, please contact Brent Wallace at bwallace@ymcalouisville.org.


For more information about the Turkey Trot, please contact the Northeast Family YMCA at 502.425.1271.
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.