2011 Running of the Turkeys Comes to Dallas

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You don’t have to go to Spain to see some intense creatures charging down the streets, at this year’s Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot!

2010 Dallas Turkey Trot runners in their "turkey dressing."
Hosting Guinness World Records, the event hopes to attract and set the official record for “the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys.”

Stomping the ground and charging downtown, over 400,000 feathers and beaks will be set loose outside of Dallas City Hall Plaza for an 8 mile race and 5K fun run this Thanksgiving! The Dallas Turkey Trot has been a family tradition for many, and this year Capital One Bank and the Dallas YMCA want to take this Thanksgiving tradition to the world. Hosting Guinness World Records, the event hopes to attract and set the official record for “the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys.”

Donning turkey outfits for the annual Trot has become a tradition that many racers have incorporated into the day of fun. This year, dressing as turkeys will become a way for families to work together to gobble up a spot in the record books. Details about the race can be found on the Trot’s website or Facebook page. Watch for special news to come how you can get your very own full-blown, FREE turkey costume sponsored by Capital One Bank (follow @Turkey_Trot for details soon to come).

Pre-registration is $25 until November 9th, walk in registration at Luke’s Locker November 16-23 is $30 and race day registration is $40. Trot Tot registration for children 6 and under is $15. Packet Pick-up for mail-in, on-line registration and walk-ins will continue through Wednesday, November 23rd at Luke’s Locker locations in Dallas at 3046 Mockingbird Lane until 5:00p.m., at Luke’s in Fort Worth on University, in Colleyville on Colleyville Blvd and in Plano on Legacy Road until 12:00pm on Wednesday. Register your dog for $10 and receive a cool Y-Trot bandana and race bib for your 4 legged friends.

For more information on the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot or to volunteer call (214) 954-0500 or to register log on to http://www.thetrot.org

The trot has been a Dallas tradition for 43 years, and an event of much significance for the YMCA. The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Y's engage 21 million men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information on how you can become involved with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, please visit http://www.ymcadallas.org

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