Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k

Join us on 11/23/2024

(race date estimated)

Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k Race Description

Welcome Back Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trotters!

We are live again this year in celebration of our 22nd Anniversary AND we also kept the Virtual race option this year as well. This is for anyone, anywhere who can't make the live event but still wishes to support our Y and our community. We are super excited to see all our family, friends and neighbors! Come on out and get some exercise on Thanksgiving morning and enjoy this community event. 

Please read all the information below and pay attention to which event (live or virtual) you choose. There are a lot of options this year and we want to make sure everyone registers for the event they want.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the race and thank you for making the Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k presented by Penn State Health Central PA's premier Thanksgiving Day event!

 

Penn State Nittany Lion and Turkey Jay (2023 video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPCG2M_mXag

 

Turkey Jay and YMCA YADC Camp kids playing turkey games (2022 videos):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyZX6lIF2uU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TRdd1_pYtI

 

2022 Dave Hooke Team video (new one to come shortly):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57AMw8KWtnc&t=1s

 

Old school Turkey Jay training video to get you hype!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHuWLCvh5_U

 

5K Training Programs: Never walked a 5k before? Never ran a 5k before? No Worries, we have you covered with our 8 week 5k training programs. Click on the walk or run link below to get started. 

Walk link: https://carlislefamilyymca.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/TT_Couchto5K_23-WALK.pdf

Run Link: https://carlislefamilyymca.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/TT_Couchto5K_23-RUN.pdf

 

Live Race Information:

Race starts at 9am sharp on Thanksgiving Day. Please arrive early as downtown parking is limited. There is plenty of parking 2 blocks away at Walmart, by the movie theatre.

Race starts and finishes at the Carlisle Family YMCA

NEW & EXCITING FEATURES

  • Online merchandise store (to order additional SWAG) where you choose what you want from the shopping list and it ships directly to you. The cost of merchandise and shipping is in addition to your registration fee and goes through our shirt company
    • LIVE EVENT REGISTRATION 
      • comes with a shirt if you register before the guaranteed shirt cutoff date of October 31st at 11:45pm
      • you also can purchase more SWAG from the confirmation email link you will receive after you register
  • Share and post on Facebook to save money on your registration
  • Want a FREE entry? Forward your registration link to others. When they register with your link, your entry gets cheaper (up to a free entry)! So spread the word with your confirmation link.
  • Get creative! Most creative team name wins a prize (voted on by Y staff)
  • Kids Zone by Common Sense Adoption & Foster Care Services that will include all kinds of fun activities for kids 
  • Shoe collection for the MORE Foundation Group. Bring your gently used shoes (adult sizes 6-11) to packet pickup or on race day.
  • Lions Club bring your used glasses / sunglasses / reading glasses to packet pickup or on race day. Your donation will provide usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world!

Tuckey Team Award: The Golden Forks are back! Once again there are two Golden Forks up for grabs. We will have a Business/Organization division (must use business/organization name as team name) and a Family & Friends division. The forks go to the teams with the most registered participants as of Nov. 20th at 11:45pm. The Golden Forks are the perfect addition to anyone’s living room or office (not recommended to use to eat turkey). Get your co-workers, friends or family and create a team today. P.S. We also give a prize for the most creative team name (selected by the Y staff).

2023 Tuckey / Turkey Jay video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tZrlUCB29w

Thank you to The Tuckey Companies for sponsoring the Golden Fork Awards!

 

Course Map: For the 2023 Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Penn State Health can be found at:

https://www.raceentry.com/race/carlisle-family-ymca-turkey-trot-5k/map/create/58572

   

Results: Will be posted:

Online:

  • www.carlislefamilyymca.org
  • Click on the Turkey Trot Banner
  • Click Live Results Button
  • Click Results tab 2023
  • Scroll down to find 2023 Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Penn State Health

At the Race:

  • Click the QR code that will be at the race result boards to get real time results or click this link: https://bit.ly/3L9YI1Q
  • Underneath the Volvo Construction Equipment Race Result Board Banner

Thank you to Volvo Construction Equipment for being our Race Results Sponsor!

Weather Policy: The race will be held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions the race will be cancelled and entry fees will be viewed as a charitable donation to benefit the mission of the Carlisle Family YMCA*. 

If the event is cancelled it will be posted at www.carlislefamilyymca.org before 6:30am on race day, and if you signed up for the text alert system during registration you will be notified that way.

*Race proceeds benefit the Carlisle Family YMCA's commitment to strengthen youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in our community.

 Register by:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 11:45pm to choose no shirt, long-sleeve performance shirt or hoodie options as well as the lowest race prices
  • Tuesday, Oct 31 at 11:45pm is also the last time to register to guarantee a long-sleeve performance shirt.

A limited quantity of long-sleeve performance shirts for those who register after Oct. 31 at 11:45pm will be available during packet pick-up on a first come, first served basis. No extra sweatshirts will be available. If you want to guarantee a sweatshirt you must register by Oct. 31.

All registrations received after 11:45pm on Monday, Nov 20, 2023 will be considered Last Minute Registration and charged the race day registration rate. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!!!!

Transfer of registration to another party is not permitted.

Race day registrations will be accepted from 7-8am on race day. 

Race Packets: For your convenience race packets will be available for pickup at the Carlisle Family YMCA on Nov. 21st  and 22nd, from 6am to 8pm, as well as 6:45-8am on race day. If you are unable to pick your packet up prior to race day, please ask a family member or friend to pick it up for you.

It is highly recommended that your packet is picked up BEFORE race day. 

Notice:

  • For the safety of all participants please do not bring any pets with you to the race, whether you are a participant or spectator. 
  • The Carlisle Family YMCA discourages the use of headphones/iPods as it can affect your ability to hear race instructions from volunteers.

Project SHARE: We are once again partnering with Project SHARE to help feed the hungry. We encourage everyone to bring canned protein (tuna, salmon, corned beef, chicken breast, turkey, etc.) to packet pick-up or the morning of the race. 

Scan the QR code below or text: yturkeytrot to 44321 to make an easy online donation to Project SHARE

Project Share QR Code

 

Divisions/Awards:

5K Run

  • 12-U       M/F            1-2
  • 13-16     M/F             1-2
  • 17-19     M/F             1-2
  • 20-24     M/F             1-2
  • 25-29     M/F             1-2
  • 30-34     M/F             1-2
  • 35-39     M/F             1-2
  • 40-44     M/F             1-2
  • 45-49     M/F             1-2
  • 50-54     M/F             1-2
  • 55-59     M/F             1-2
  • 60-64     M/F             1-2
  • 65-69     M/F             1-2
  • 70-74     M/F             1-2
  • 75-79     M/F             1-2
  • 80+        M/F            1-2
  • 5K Run   M/F            Overall

Virtual Race Information:

This year’s virtual race will start Sunday, November 19th and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 23. You can upload your results to the race website at any time by following the directions in your confirmation email. That is where you also can print your Race Bib (sponsored by Bobby Rahal Automotive Group) and print out your Finishers Certificate (sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment).

The race starts and finishes wherever you want it to. You can choose from three different distances (1 mile, 5K or 10K).

Use #CarlisleTurkeyTrot to post your awesome race photos!

NEW & EXCITING FEATURES

  • We are going Virtual again if you can't make the live event!
  • $15 registration
  • Online merchandise store where you choose what you want from the shopping list and it ships directly to you. The cost of merchandise is in addition to your registration fee and goes through our shirt company
  • Share and post on Facebook to save money on your registration
  • Want a FREE entry? Forward your registration link to others. When they register with your link, your entry gets cheaper (up to a free entry)! So spread the word with your confirmation link.
  • Shoe collection for the MORE Foundation Group. Bring your gently used shoes (adult sizes 6-11) to the Carlisle family YMCA anytime during building hours.
  • Lions Club bring your used glasses / sunglasses / reading glasses to packet pickup or on race day. Your donation will provide usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world!

SWAG: When you register, you will get a confirmation email that has a link to our apparel pop-up store. Once you get to the store it will have a list of items you can choose. You will pay for those items through that pop-up store and the items will get shipped directly to you. A portion of the proceeds from the merchandise sale will come back to the Carlisle Family YMCA.  

VIRTUAL EVENT REGISTRATION 

  • DOES NOT INCLUDE a race shirt but you can purchase swag from the confirmation email link you will receive after you register

Results: You can upload your results via your confirmation page, as well as print your finisher certificate. You will also be able to see live race results as people upload their time at this link: https://www.raceentry.com/results/carlisle-family-ymca-turkey-trot-5k/view/2023?c=5434

You are also be able to access this link directly through your own confirmation email within the MANAGE YOUR REGISTRATION tab.

Online:

Thank you to Volvo Construction Equipment for being our Race Result and Finisher Certificate Sponsor!

Weather Policy: The race will be held rain or shine……because it is virtual, and you can do it anytime race week. Go ahead, pick the worst day or the best day. It does not matter to us—just pick a day and do it!

*Race proceeds benefit the mission of the Carlisle Family YMCA's commitment to strengthen youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in our community.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Penn State Health!!!!!

And thanks to our supporting sponsors: Volvo Construction Equipment, The Dave Hooke Team - Keller Williams of Central PA, Carlisle Buick GMC, Plant Site Logistics, Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, UPMC Carlisle, Common Sense Adoption & Foster Care Services, Appalachian Running Company, Red 102.3, Dyndes Media Inc., Casses Chiropractic Clinic, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Property Management Inc., Diamond Wealth Advisors, Phoenix Physical Therapy, Allen Distribution, Brightspeed, The Tuckey Companies, and Strouse Entertainment. 

WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR SIGNATURE Y RACE EVENT!



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    Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k Where & When

  • Location: Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Race Date: 2023/11/23 09:00:00 AM (Thursday)
  • Categories:
    • 5 and Under (no shirt option) FREE Entry
    • Virtual 5K
    • Virtual 10k
    • Virtual 1 Mile
    • 5 and under registration (youth performance shirt) 12
    • (6-12) Registration Performance Shirt
    • Early Turkey Registration (6-12) Hooded Sweatshirt
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Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k Reviews

4.9 - 12 reviews

Review Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k

Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Another Great Event

Led by Jay Cattron the annual Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot was again an outstanding community event. As in previous years the Y staff, volunteers, and sponsors went "all out" to create a memorable tradition. Thank you!

most helpful race review Jim C. 1/1 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
Review On:2018-11-23 15:38:53
Great Event

Great event indeed! Outstanding organization and execution. Congratulations to volunteers, manager, and crews that made Turkey Trot memorable.

verified participant race review Jim C. has attended 0 times
1/3 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-11-29 20:36:32
Another Great Event

Led by Jay Cattron the annual Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot was again an outstanding community event. As in previous years the Y staff, volunteers, and sponsors went "all out" to create a memorable tradition. Thank you!

verified participant race review Jim C. has attended 2 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-11-29 15:27:37
Family Fun

This is a great event with a very positive and fun environment that the whole family can enjoy. There's something for everyone, whether you want to run a personal best, just walk and enjoy being with neighbors, or something in between.

verified participant race review Matt D. has attended 1 times
0/2 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-11-29 18:25:30
Runner

Great job

verified participant race review Eddie W. has attended 3 times
0/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
Review On:2019-12-03 12:39:55
Medical Assistant/ EKG Tech

This was my first race with the YMCA and I have to say it went way better than expected. Organization of the race was splendid, no pushing or shoving like other races I have participated in, in the past.

verified participant race review Briar K. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-11-23 22:40:09
Virtually The Best

Not as fun as being there, but virtual will have to do for now. Walked our neighborhood so it was a familiar course.

verified participant race review Robert L. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-12-07 16:38:40
Great Family Activity

I participated in the Carlisle Turkey Trot (5K) for the first time this past Thanksgiving. We were visiting my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law who have lived in Carlisle for 20+ years. Our boys have run this race with my Sister-in-law in previous years and this year I decided to join in the fun by walking with my Brother-in-law. It was such a great experience and fun event. I would definitely do it again!

verified participant race review Debbie B. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-12-07 19:06:07
M

As always, The Y and entire staff do a wonderful job during registration, packet pick-up, charity options, and the main event. It is fun and a pleasure to participate with such a great community. Can't wait for next year's race. Trot on!

verified participant race review Marilyn G. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-12-07 19:57:02
Great Tradition

The YMCA Turkey Trot is one of Carlisle's finest events and traditions. It was exciting to be among so many local folks enjoying an upbeat active outing. As with previous Turkey Trots the 2022 event was extraordinary. Thanks to Jay Cation's outstanding management and hard work along with that of the YMCA team/volunteers another fine memory was made.

verified participant race review James C. has attended 4 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
3.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-12-07 20:54:36
Still The Same

I will start by saying that I have only NOT run in the Turkey Trot twice in all the years it has been in existence. As always, this edition was well organized and efficient. Lots of fun too! As always, the age group awards are significantly under represented! 2500 registrants and only the top two in each five year age group are recognized is really, really poor!! That is the same number as when the race participant numbers were about 15% of that in the early years. Certainly the YMCA race administrators can afford at least five awards per age group! Also given that 37 males were in the 70+ age group finishers, I think the same five year age groupings should apply to it as well. Four other road races I ran in this year divided the over 70 group into two categories and all had under 600 participants. There has also been an over 80 age group category in these races. Please consider doing this as it would definitely enhance the experience and also acknowledge the longevity and dedication of those individuals in these groups. "Still the same" could easily make a minor change overall and a significant one for these older age groups.

verified participant race review Aubrey S. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-12-08 14:15:22
Mr.

The Carlisle YMCA Turkey Trot has become a fun family tradition on Thanksgiving! Always a well organized & run event: from ease of registration to packet pickup, race day operations including DJ, course & post race volunteers, post run/walk snacks, post race results postings/awards, etc. Well done to all involved in pulling this off, year to year. Keep up this great tradition!!πŸ¦ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

verified participant race review Todd P. has attended 5+ times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-11-23 14:05:55
Great time

Wonderful time! Thanks for everything you all do to bring this all together for our town. It’s a great tradition and way to start off Thanksgivings.

verified participant race review Chris H. has attended 3 times
0/0 found this review helpful.

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Carlisle, PA Weather

Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot 5k weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of November 23rd, Carlisle, PA can expect temperatures between 38℉ and 51℉ with humidity around 62% and precipitation of 0.12".
    Last year the weather condition was Overcast.
  • Carlisle, PA current weather
  • Clouds 47.4℉ Clouds

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