An Extra Special Thanks to Capital One Bank for Their Support in Helping Strengthen Our Dallas Community

    Here at the Dallas Y, we are honored by the companies that join with us to help put on the largest, most family friendly event that takes place in downtown Dallas each year.  With their help, we are able to raise awareness and critical funding that goes directly toward strengthening the Dallas community in a number of different, important ways.

    We were especially excited to team up with Capital One Bank again in 2014 to host the 47th annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.

    Capital One Bank associates joined with the YMCA in 2014 to bring care and support in the communities where they live and work throughout Dallas (more…)

    Hey! Where can I find all the Trot Race Photos?

    We know you have been looking for all the Turkey Trot photos! We have collected them all and they are Turkey-rrific! We have posted Race photos and Mascot Trot photos on the Trot Facebook  page, so head over to tag yourself and share pictures!

    If you want your Finish Line Pictures, you can find them on the Sport Photo site! You can type in your bib number or if you forgot the number you can put in your first and last name!

    If you took pictures with the Capital One Inflatable Turkey, check them out here: Capital One Photo Plus

    And for any other Turkey Trot pictures and YMCADallas Pictures, visit their Flickr page:

    Thanks, CBS Radio, for helping us ROCK THE TROT this year!

    We’re sending a BIG SHOUT OUT to this year’s broadcast radio partner, CBS RADIO, for helping make the Trot activities more fun and entertaining! 

    We were honored to have the CBS RADIO stations include the Trot among their signature holiday promotions this year.   Thanks to 100.3 JACK FM, we hosted the country’s first “turkey swagger” race and tried our hand (and paws, and hooves, and feet) at turkey bowling at the 3rd Annual Mascot Trot.  The mascots are already planning their turktastic moves for next year’s event!

    Be sure to lend your support and check out some of the other fun CBS Dallas events taking place this month including 98.7 KLUV’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party and 103.7 KVIL’s Not So Silent Night featuring Train, O.A.R, Daughtry, Blue October, Ingrid Michaelson, and more!


    Congratulations to top finishers and age group award winners!

    Age group awards were presented to the top 3 finishers in each age group.

    And NEW this year, the first 3,500 runners to cross the finish line in the 8 Mile race were awarded a finisher medal!

    Age group and overall awards not picked up on race day are now available for pickup at the T. Boone Pickens YMCA 601 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 954-0500 anytime during regular hours.

    If you have a questions about awards, please contact Eddie Dobbins, Special Events Development Director

    8 Mile Overall and Age Group Award Winners

    5k Overall and Age Group Award Winners

    The Trot is proud to introduce our 2014 Official Sign Sponsor: BRAND KEEPERS

    We are super excited to introduce all our fans to our newest Silver Sponsor:  Brand Keepers!

    With an all new Trot look for 2014, be sure to send a shout out and Facebook like to Brand Keepers for the beautiful new race signs and event banners.


    It’s Black and White: Pandas LOVE Turkeys!

    The Trot is proud to partner with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow race participants to purchase guaranteed parking at several convenient locations near Dallas City Hall for the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.

    ***Exclusive Partner Offer*** For first time users, enter Promo Code: TURKEY20 at checkout to receive an additional 20% off your reservation.  Click here to reserve now!


    Save your energy for the run, and let Uber Dallas get you to the Trot in style!

    New users who enter promo code ‘DalTrot14′ will receive $20 off their first ride.   No account?   Just sign up here and the discount will automatically apply to your ride on race day!”


    It’s Packet Pickup Time

    Hey Trotters – it’s PACKET PICKUP TIME!  Please check the Trot packet pickup schedule or our Trot website pickup page for dates, Luke’s Locker locations and hours of operation.


    This Year, Let Your Dog Come Trot With You!

    While we’re all celebrating Turkey Day, you can help your dogs celebrate their own holiday: Jerky Day!  Bring your pups to the  Trot, and let them have their own pre-race treat courtesy of Waggin’ Train.  Stop by the Jerky Day dog park located in City Hall Plaza and play with some other dogs, and then grab some free samples of Waggin Train’ jerky treats before hoofing (and woofing) around the race course.

    Happy Jerky Day!

    Follow our friends at Waggin’ Train on Facebook and Twitter for more Jerky Day Fun!


    Special Hotel Rate Available for Trotters

    We are pleased to announce that The Fairmont Dallas Hotel has returned as the official hotel partner for the 2014 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.  The Fairmont Dallas hotel is ideally located in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District, surrounded by a wide array of Dallas fine dining restaurants, shopping, arts and entertainment and located less than a mile from the race start line.

    Trotters can take advantage of a special $95.00 nightly rate* by booking through this special link.


    Trotters will Get a Healthy Start to Thanksgiving thanks to Kroger

    When most of us think of Thanksgiving we think of turkey, stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes and probably pie. If those indulgences are an inevitable part of this special day, why not start this year’s Thanksgiving on a healthy foot?

    Kroger, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers with a belief in building strong local ties, is donating fresh, delicious fruit for participants at this year’s Trot.  Not only will our runners get the excellent exercise that comes with a 5k walk/run or an 8 mile run, but they’ll enjoy tasty nutrition choices as well.


    Keep Up with the Trot on Social Media

    Gobble, gobble!  Turkeys here and bringing you even more ways to keep up with all the latest on this year’s big event!

    Grab your mobile phone or tablet!  We’re on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and FourSquare. Each channel is designed to keep you in the know about all the latest Trot news – along with some fun facts and race updates too!

    Want previous Trot photos or want to ask us a question?

    Click here to like us on Facebook!

    Want to follow the #DallasTrot14 news or share your race training update?

    Click here to follow us on Twitter! And track the hashtag #DallasTrot14 to see what others are saying about the Trot. (more…)

    Join the Trot Family of Sponsors

    Get your brand and products out in front of the largest event audience in Dallas

    The 2014 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is expected to attract more than 40,000 participants and spectators to join in celebrating Dallas’ Thanksgiving Tradition.  This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your product or service to downtown Dallas’ largest gathering of families and friends and show your support in strengthening our community.

    Click here to learn more about our event sponsorship opportunities.

    Train for the Trot – Mobile App Edition

    You have registered for the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Trot…now what? Why not train for the Trot!

    Walking or running a 5K or 8 mile race like the Turkey Trot can be challenging but with training you can finish strong and also have fun! The digital world has TONS of great ways to get you up and get you moving towards your Turkey Trot goal!

    Here are a few you should definitely check out!


    Trot Offers Runners Mobile Safety Alerts

    After a successful introduction of an emergency alert system last year, the Dallas Y will once again host a safer race thanks to RedFlag, a mass notification system used for emergency alerts and other important information. Race participants and spectators can subscribe to be alerted via text or email about breaking safety information and other relevant updates or changes before and during the Trot. (more…)

    Thank you, Capital One Bank!

    Here at the Dallas Y, we are honored by the companies that join with us to help put on the largest, most fun event taking place in downtown Dallas each year.  With their help, we are able to raise awareness and funds that go directly toward strengthening the Dallas community in a number of important and impactful ways.

    We are especially excited to team up with Capital One Bank as the 2014 Title Sponsor for the 47th annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot to once again host this year’s Thanksgiving tradition. (more…)

    Early Registration Now Open!

    “Early bird” registration is now open for the 47th annual Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.  Sign up now and take advantage of $5 off the regular race registration price for both the 5k and 8 mile race courses.  Discounted registration rates will be available through September 30.


    There’s a NEW Bird in Town!

    Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is pleased to introduce the *NEW* 2014 logo for our 47th year! Designed by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas’ Director of Special Events/Special Projects, Venieca Kusek, this year’s logo is spec-TURK-ular with bright fun colors and inspiration.


    Results and Highlights from the 46th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

    Now that the long holiday weekend has come to an end and everyone has just about recovered from their post-Turkey Day feast, we want to give thanks once again to all of this year’s participants in the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot!


    turkey trot

    Photo credit: Andy Reine

    This 46th annual race was one of the best that we have ever have, thanks to a large number of helpful sponsors and even more energetic, excited participants who came down on Thursday’s chilly Thanksgiving morning to race throughout Dallas. We have a large number of highlights from the day, and a few much deserved winners, that we are excited to acknowledge today!


    How to Train for the 2014 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

    Who’s ready for the 2014 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot? Before jumping in and having a turkey-riffic time, it’s important that you take the proper amount of time to train and prepare yourself for the event so that you can enjoy it without hurting or over-exerting yourself. To help you get started, we have put together some basic training tips that will help you prepare for a gobble-tastic Trot: