Colorado Springs YMCA Turkey Trot Returns After COVID-19 Hiatus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KRDO)– 3,200 runners have already signed up to wake up on Thanksgiving Day for a 5K at the Briargate YMCA in Colorado Springs. The Turkey Trot 5K is stroller and dog friendly.

This year, for the first time, the Y has teamed up with the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum to bring a new experience to runners. Members of the museum team will attend the Turkey Trot 5K with an authentic 1996 Atlanta Olympic torch, which they will carry during the race. Race participants are encouraged to take photos with the torch and learn about its history, according to the Pikes Peak Region’s YMCA.

“The weather will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 48 degrees, which will be some of the best weather we’ve had in recent years,” said Patrick McDonough, 5K Race Organizer. “We are so excited to be offering an in-person event this year, and we look forward to welcoming back all the individuals, families, and furry friends who are making the YMCA Turkey Trot a Thanksgiving tradition.”

Runners can sign up for the Turkey Trot until 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. You can find more information and sign up at ppymca.org/turkeytrot.

The Turkey Trot 2020 was held virtually due to COVID-19.

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