Dallas YMCA and Capital One Bank Introduce New “Mascot Trot” Event to Premiere on Good Morning Texas November 21, 2012

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Mascots from Dallas area professional sports organization and “Tommy the Turkey” to train throughout month of November; local high schools invited to attend.

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Let’s get ready to go-o-bble! The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas and Capital One Bank today announced their plans for a “Mascot Trot” to be held live on Good Morning Texas, November 21, 2012. The contenders include Dallas Turkey Trot’s lovable mascot, “Tommy the Turkey,” “Rowdy” from the Dallas Cowboys, “Champ” from the Dallas Mavericks, and “Rangers Captain” from the Texas Rangers.

Each of the mascots will have their own exclusive appearance on Good Morning Texas leading up to the big race! Tune in on November 1 to see Rangers Captain, November 8 to see Champ, and November 15 to see Rowdy. All training events will lead up to the official “Mascot Trot” on Victory Plaza, November 21.

All area high schools are invited to join the fun at Victory Plaza on November 21 and cheer on the mascot of their choice (we’re rooting for Tommy!) And be sure to join the conversation online on Twitter and Facebook.

Named by Time Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Fun Runs to Try Now,” the Official Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot attracted nearly 40,000 participants to last year’s event, all while achieving the Guinness Book of World Record’s recognition as the most people dressed as turkeys in one location. This year is expected to be the biggest event yet in Turkey Trot history!

The Trot includes a certified 5K, and a unique 8 mile race distance course. Again this year there is the option for all participants to be chip timed in both the 5k and 8 mile race with a $5 timing charge. Also with their race registration, participants will receive a complimentary 25 visit membership to begin Training for the Trot at a Dallas area YMCA.

Excited to join in on Dallas' official Thanksgiving tradition? Here’s the info you need to know: Pre-registration is $25 until November 7th, walk in registration at Luke’s Locker November 14-21 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 21st at Luke’s Locker locations in Dallas at 3046 Mockingbird Lane until 6:00p.m., in Colleyville on Colleyville Blvd and in Plano on Legacy Road until 3:00pm 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, contact Sarah Byrom at sbyrom (at) ymcadallas (dot) org, call 972.560.3825 or visit http://www.thetrot.org.

The Y is one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 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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