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Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Youth 1 Mile Fun Run

November 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am
The Hickory Foundation YMCA
701 1st Street Northwest
Hickory, NC 28601
YMCA Turkey Trot
Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Youth 1 Mile Fun Run @ The Hickory Foundation YMCA | Hickory | North Carolina | United States

IN-PERSON 5K, 10K, & Fun Run

The Hickory Foundation YMCA is excited to announce that we will celebrate the 23rd Annual Hickory Turkey Trot 5K & 10K on Saturday – November 18th.

Youth Fun Run

“Kids, ages 12 & Under The course will take place in the field behind the YMCA. The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 8:30. Parents are welcome to join! Bring on the little Turkeys.” 


Packet Pickup & On-Site Registration: Friday, [November 17th] from 4:00-6:30pm
Race Day Registration: 7:00am-8:00am
Youth Fun Run Start Time: 8:30am
10K Start Time: 9:00am
5K Start Time: 9:03am
Awards Ceremony: 11:00am*
To be guaranteed a t-shirt in your size on race day, you must register by November 9th


5K & 10K Entry Fee
August 1 – October 1 => $25/$30   
October 2 – November 11 => $30/$35
November 12 – Race Day => $40/$45
Youth <12 & Under > – August 1 – Race Day => Only $15

Youth Fun Run Entry Fee:
August 1 – Race Day => $15

CORPORATE TEAM MEMBERS => Please contact your Team Manager for Registration Details


A turkey to the Top Male & Female of 5K & 10K Winners (No really – the Overall Winners get a frozen turkey!)

Trophies to the Top Three Overall Male & Female 5K & 10K Winners

Custom Medals to the Top Three Male & Female Age Group Winners:

9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, *70 +

*Special presentation for the oldest male and female participants in both the 5K and 10K



Phantom 5K & 10K
This “Do It Yourself” event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and any location that is convenient and safe for you and your families. Run a local 5K or 10K route (like the Turkey Trot courses), around the block, on trails,12.5 laps around the track, or even run on a treadmill. You don’t even have to live in North Carolina – so please invite friends and family in other states or countries to join the fun.

PHANTOM 5K & 10K Entry Fee:
August 1 – Race Day => $25


Proceeds from this race help the Y carry out its Mission to provide programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body to make Hickory a stronger community. Your race entry fee and generous Donations will help to continue this support in our community.