Dallas, TX Plans to Set a New Texas-Sized World Record

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Participants in the annual Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot are hoping to make history this year as the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys!

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Looking to take the tradition to the world this year, the Turkey Trot will partner with Guinness World Records ® to help make history for the largest gathering of humans dressed as turkeys.

The Dallas YMCA and Capital One Bank are on a mission to set a world record this year at the 44th Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot event. The Dallas Turkey Trot boasts a long standing tradition of beginning Thanksgiving Day by encouraging participants to join in the fun and even come out in their best turkey attire, but this year will be one for the record books. Looking to take the tradition to the world this year, the Turkey Trot will partner with Guinness World Records ® to help make history for the largest gathering of humans dressed as turkeys.

It’s not too late to break out the glue gun and feathers. Event attendees can still sign up to participate in the race when they register online at http://www.thetrot.org. World record setters will receive a custom certificate via e-mail to prove to their fellow gobblers that they took part in setting a Texas-Sized record! Participation is easy, and suiting up for the challenge can be too. Guinness World Records requires that turkey costumes must be head to toe, including a headpiece, beak, feathers on the back, black, white or brown bodysuit or shirt and pants, and turkey feet. Turkeys should be prepared to cluck their way over to get certified by Guinness World Records early on race day and join their fellow birds in “The Coop” located near the front of the race start by 8:30am to be included in setting the record.

Anyone can submit a blog post, video, or other form of media showing how to make a turkey costume, sharing a fun way to prepare for the race, or covering any other fun Trot subject for the chance to win autographed Texas Rangers paraphernalia, Trot t-shirts, tool kits, and other fun prizes! To be considered, tweet entries to http://www.twitter.com/Turkey_Trot or email them to DallasYMCATrot(at)gmail(dot)com.

Race participants wanting to be included in the world record attempt can sign up to participate in the record at any Dallas area Capital One Bank location through Wednesday, November 23. Those visiting Capital One Bank that take a few moments to speak with a banker will receive access to the Trot VIP Hospitality tent on race day for hot breakfast, a locker check for their belongings, private restrooms and a limited edition “Tommy the Turkey” t-shirt. For details on getting one of hundreds of free deluxe turkey costumes sponsored by Capital One Bank, like the Trot on Facebook.

For more information on the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, a look at world record turkey costume requirements 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 Ys 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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Sarah Byrom
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