A Maryland Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

Hosted at Y Centers and locations in Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Perry Hall, Towson, Westminster, and several locations on the Eastern Shore, the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K is a Maryland Thanksgiving morning tradition and giant community party celebrating giving, exercise, family and fun on the one iconic American holiday all about giving back and giving thanks. The goodwill of over 15,000 participants, peer-to-peer fundraisers, sponsors, and volunteers allows us to raise urgently needed funds to support families in need and tangibly demonstrates a community coming together For a Better Us.

Proceeds from the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K benefit families living at or below the federal poverty level so they may experience enriching Y programs, including preschool, summer camp, membership and after school activities that keep children and families active, healthy and connected.

Learn more about the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K at YMDTURKEYTROT.ORG.