Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot

Join us on 11/25/2021

Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot Race Description

Welcome Back Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trotters!

We are back live this year in celebration of our 20th Anniversary AND we are also having a virtual event. 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 be live again and 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 presented by Penn State Health Central PA's premier Thanksgiving Day event!

 

Turkey Jay and YMCA YADC Camp kids have an exciting announcement: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gmi_ZmpIdI 

Tough questions for Turkey Jay:

https://carlislefamilyymca.org/blog/article/yadc-qa-with-turkey-jay/

Old school Turkey Jay training video to get you hype!

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

 

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 (Will Enterprises)
    • LIVE EVENT REGISTRATION 
      • comes with a shirt if you register before the guaranteed shirt cutoff date of Nov. 4 at 11:55pm
      • you can also 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)
  • Children's craft offered by CALC
  • Balloon Artist provided by Strouse Entertainment
  • Snapchat Geofilter so you can share where you are and what you’re up to Thanksgiving morning!
  • Shoe collection for the MORE Foundation Group. Bring your gently used shoes (adult sizes 6-11) to packet pickup or on race day.

Tuckey Team Award: The Golden Forks are back again this year! Once again there are two Golden Forks up for grabs. We will have a Business/Company division (must use business/company name as team name) and a Family & Friends division. The forks go to the teams with the most registered participants as of Nov. 22 at 11:55pm. 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).

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

Course Map: For the 2021 Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Penn State Health can be found at:

https://www.raceentry.com/race-maps/carlisle-family-ymca-turkey-trot    

Results: Will be posted:

Online:

  • www.carlislefamilyymca.org
  • Click on the Turkey Trot Banner
  • Click Live Results Button
  • Click Results tab 2021
  • Scroll down to find 2021 Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Penn State Health

At the Race:

  • 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*.

COVID-19 Policy: If the live race needs to be cancelled due to unexpected / unforeseen COVID-19 restrictions, all 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 mission of the Carlisle Family YMCA's commitment to strengthen youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in our community.

 Register by:

  • Thursday, Oct. 31 at 11:45pm to choose no shirt, long-sleeve performance shirt or hoodie options as well as the lowest race prices
  • Thursday, Nov. 4 at 11:45pm to guarantee a long-sleeve performance shirt.

A limited quantity of long-sleeve performance shirts for those who register after Nov. 4 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. 22, 2021 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 the morning of the race 

Race Packets: For your convenience race packets will be available for pickup at the Carlisle Family YMCA on Nov. 23 and 24, from 6am to 9pm, 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. 

You can also text: yturkeytrot to 44321 to make an easy online donation to Project SHARE

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+        M/F             1-2
  • 5K Run    M/F            Overall

Virtual Race Information:

This year’s virtual race will start Sunday, November 21 and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 25. 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 be entered into drawings and photo / video contests

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 (Will Enterprises)
  • 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.

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.  

Register and order your swag by:

  • Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11:45pm to make sure your SWAG gets to you before race week. First order of Swag will be ordered on November 1 and shipped directly to you.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 11:45pm to get your SWAG in time for Christmas. Second and final SWAG run will be on December 1.

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

Award Categories: Prizes selected randomly or by YMCA Race Committee

Post all photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to use #CarlisleTurkeyTrot

  • Most unique / creative racecourse

  • Best watchie (selfie with your watch)

  • Most creative water stop station (video or picture)

  • Best costume (single and family)

Thank you to Appalachian Running Company and UPMC Carlisle for sponsoring the Awards this year!

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/view/2021?c=3725You 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, Carlisle Buick GMC, The Dave Hooke Team - Keller Williams of Central PA, Plant Site Logistics, Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, UPMC Carlisle, Giant, 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, The Tuckey Companies, CALC, and Strouse Entertainment. 

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

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  • Location: Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Race Date: 2021/11/25 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) 11
    • (6-12) Registration Performance Shirt
    • Early Turkey Registration (6-12) Hooded Sweatshirt
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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.

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

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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.

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Great job

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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!

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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.

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