YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Announces Plans for the 2013 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

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Nearly 40,000 participants are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Place on Thanksgiving morning of Nov. 28, for the Turkey Trot’s 8-mile race and 5K fun run.


The 46th annual Capital One Bank YMCA Turkey Trot Run is fast approaching, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas today announced a list of initial sponsors and opportunities to participate in this popular event. Nearly 40,000 participants are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Place on Thanksgiving morning of Nov. 28, for the Turkey Trot’s 8-mile race and 5K fun run. The popular event benefits programs that help the YMCA to strengthen the foundations of the community.

Named by Time Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Fun Runs to Try Now,” the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot attracted a record number of participants in 2012. Last year’s event also marked the debut of live event check-ins, prize giveaways and a dog park.
This year, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to announce the first round of turkey-riffic sponsors and events.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas would like to extend a special thanks to this year’s title sponsor, Capital One Bank. With a focus on empowering communities throughout North Texas, Capital One Bank and its bank volunteers have been the major sponsor of Turkey Trot, a ‘Dallas’ Thanksgiving tradition,’ for the past four years.

Capital One Bank has played a vital role in helping the more than 300,000 people served by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Want to keep up with the Trot over a morning cup of coffee? The Dallas Morning News and WFAA Channel 8 will be the media sponsors at this year’s event.

On the go and want to support the Trot while trotting to a mix of music? The following radio stations have pledged support to the event this year: 102.1 The Edge, Lonestar 92.5, NOW 102.9, 97.1 The Eagle and 106.1 KISS FM.

Need new gear or tips on training? Stop by Luke’s Locker and check out the store’s latest line of Nike running shoes and sign up for this year’s “Train to Trot” program.

Want to plan a Trot adventure this year?

Make travel and parking easy by downloading DART’s new GoPass℠ mobile ticketing application and enjoy a fun ride downtown on race morning, thanks to our official transportation sponsor.

Loved the big screen at the Trot last year? It’s presented by PocketStop. Thanks to the technology wizards at PocketStop, fans and event attendees will once again have the opportunity to send shout-outs and tweets to their friends and families across the big screen and the Trot social channels.

“We’re thrilled to be working with so many terrific sponsors this year,” said Sarah Byrom, Associate Vice President of Communications at YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “Without their great support, this event would not be possible.”

The Trot includes a certified 5K run, as well as an 8-mile race. Again this year participants can choose to be chip-timed in both the 5k and 8-mile events with a $5 timing charge. Also with registration, participants will receive a complimentary 25-visit membership to begin “Training for the Trot” at a Dallas area YMCA. Runners looking to train for the upcoming Dallas Marathon will enjoy a new and improved race start for the 8-mile course.

Registration for the Turkey Trot events began Oct. 1 and continues until Nov. 27. The registration is $30 for untimed and $35 for timed participation. Trot Tot registration for children 6 and under is $15. Don’t miss our new Packet Pick-up graphic that details where to go to get your packet before race-day:

Packet pick-up for mail-in, online registration and walk-ins will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Luke’s Locker locations in Dallas at 3046 Mockingbird Lane until 6 p.m., in Highland Village, in Plano on Legacy Road and in Allen on Garden Park Drive until 3 p.m. on Nov. 27. Register your dog for $10 and receive a cool Y-Trot bandana and race bib for your 4-legged friend.

Future updates about the Turkey Trot will be featured on local television and radio. Or for more information on the Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, contact Sarah Byrom at sbyrom(at)ymcadallas(dot)org., call 214.954.0500 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. 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 23 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. http://www.ymcadallas.org

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