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Carlisle Family YMCA VIRTUAL Turkey Trot

Participate by 11/30/2021

(race date estimated)

Carlisle Family YMCA VIRTUAL Turkey Trot Race Description

The Carlisle Family YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Penn State Health is going VIRTUAL this year! We know everyone loves our event because of the family friendly atmosphere, the community camaraderie and getting some exercise in on Thanksgiving morning. You can still do all of that, just VIRTUALLY this year. With the event going virtual you can literally run / walk anywhere in the world from November 22-30. We are offering three distances (1 mile, 5K and 10K) and registration is only $10! In leu of age group and overall best time awards, we will have plenty of random prize drawings, fun contests, and lots of social media interaction. Challenge your family, your friends, or your co-workers from all around the world this year and have virtual bragging rights. AND YES, the GOLDEN FORKS are back for the TUCKEY TEAM CHALLENGE! We hope you will support the great work the Carlisle Family YMCA does in our community and help make this the best Virtual Turkey Trot ever!

P.S. See below for how to order swag through our pop-up store (brought to you by Will Enterprises).

This year’s virtual race will start Sunday, November 22 and will end at 11:59pm on Monday, November 30. 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).


  • We are going Virtual for the first time!
  • $10 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: With the race being Virtual this year we are not holding packet pick-up, as there is nothing to pick up. 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 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.
  • Monday, Nov. 30 at 11:45pm to get your SWAG in time for Christmas. Second and final SWAG run will be on December 1.

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

  • Get creative! Most creative team name wins a prize and registers you for the Tuckey Team Challenge
  • Best start and finish line celebrations (video or picture)
  • Furthest race participant (mileage starts at Carlisle Family YMCA)
  • Most creative water stop station (video or picture)
  • Best costume (single and family)
  • Most sponsor visits (at least 5 different sponsors with video or picture proof)
  • Most unique / creative racecourse
  • Best watchie (selfie with your watch)
  • Best pet costume while doing the race (video or photo)
  • Best running GIF
  • And many more fun contests to be announced leading up to the race

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

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 December 1. 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. It is virtual, so literally anyone in the world can join your team!

Thank you to The Tuckey Companies for sponsoring the Golden Forks Award!

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


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.

Project SHARE:

Project SHARE welcomes your partnership in “Nourishing Our Community…Awakening Hope!”

This year’s “Virtual Turkey Trot” also will give you the opportunity to help a family in need during these challenging times.

Click on the link:  to make a donation

Make sure you put Virtual Turkey Trot in the subject so you are entered to win a prize

If you prefer, you can also deliver a frozen turkey directly to Project SHARE at 5 N. Orange Street.

Many thanks from SHARE for your Thanks-Giving!”

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    Carlisle Family YMCA VIRTUAL Turkey Trot

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Race Date: 2020/11/30 11:59:00 PM (Monday)
  • Categories:
    • Virtual 5K
    • Virtual 10k
    • Virtual 1 Mile

Carlisle Family YMCA VIRTUAL Turkey Trot Sponsors

Tom Turkey Title Sponsor

Finish Line / Results Sponsor

Wishbone Sponsor

Tuckey Team Award

Carlisle Family YMCA VIRTUAL Turkey Trot Reviews

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Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5

It was nice to be able to participate even though I missed the camaraderie of running with a group of people on Thanksgiving morning. Hope it will be back to normal next year.

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Course: 3.5/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2020 Race Review
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Great challenge

As anew runner this was the perfect challenge to see where I need to improve. Went out early in the morning and enjoyed the quiet time alone.

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2020 Race Review
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Poor link available, can’t print cert or bib

I always love to support the Carlisle YMCA. I thought the virtual run was a good option for everyone. I am disappointed that the idea of finisher medals was so quickly turned down, given how easy it is to have finished medals to all of these virtual races. Also, you cannot print the bibs or finisher certification. You can view but not print them. Very frustrating. You could add a link to the website to make submitting your results easier because if you didn’t have your confirmation email it was hard to submit the result. Overall I like this event but there are some logistics that should be improved for the future

Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2020 Race Review
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2020 Virtual 5K

I ran the race in Huntsville, AL on Thanksgiving morning. It was a perfect day to walk, however I had a very difficult time finding how to enter my results. I would suggest an easy to access user link in a much more obvious location on the Y website.

Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2020 Race Review
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It was nice to be able to participate even though I missed the camaraderie of running with a group of people on Thanksgiving morning. Hope it will be back to normal next year.

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