YMCA Turkey Trot

2023 YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot

Families Helping Families

This Thanksgiving Day, lace up your sneakers and be a part of something truly special! The YMCA Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan returns for its 33rd year, and it's not just a race; it's an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community. As always, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is focused on how we can come together as Families Helping Families to support the YMCA food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Let's make this holiday about giving back!


Prepare to lace up your running shoes and join us on Thanksgiving Day for an unforgettable experience. This year, we're offering an array of race options to suit every level of enthusiasm and fitness. Choose between the invigorating 5-mile run, the spirited 5K race, or the delightful 1-mile fun run. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your fitness journey, there's a race for you!

But the Turkey Trot is more than just a race – it's a chance to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those around us. As we take strides towards the finish line, we're also taking strides to fight food insecurity in our region. The YMCA Turkey Trot is not only a celebration of health and wellness but also a powerful initiative to raise funds that will directly support our efforts to combat hunger and ensure a brighter future for our community.

“The Turkey Trot has helped make a difference in the Pittsburgh community since 1991,” 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 for our blessings and give back to support our friends and neighbors in need."

Exclusive Opening Day and Opening Week Pricing - Register Early and Save! 
Please take advantage of our special opening day pricing and opening week deals. Join us in spreading the message of community, compassion, and togetherness. Your participation will directly contribute to our efforts to address food insecurity in our region.


1 Mile Family Fun Run presented by Busy Beaver
5K presented by UPMC Health Plan
5 Mile presented by FedEx
Double Gobble (5K+5 Mile) presented by Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

(All 5K and 5 Mile event participants must maintain a 20-minute-per mile pace)


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 100 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!