Let’s Talk Turkey

Announcing the 13th Annual Running of the Turkeys 5K Charity Road Race & Walk!

First Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd of York in partnership with the City of York are excited to announce the 13th annual Thanksgiving morning race tradition!

Join us as our community comes together for an in-person 5k run and walk through the beautiful tree lined streets of historic York for the benefit of three local deserving charities.

Sign up online TODAY. Go to the ‘Register Here’ tab on this site to register. It is important to not delay your registration. With t-shirt inventories low and expected shipping delays your early registration is more important than ever to guarantee one of our beloved long-sleeve race t-shirts.

Race organizers want the 13th annual race to be SAFE for all participants, so please stay tuned for race announcements and special race instructions for gathering on race morning. We look forward to welcoming back our loyal participants to downtown York on Thanksgiving!

REGISTER NOW and see you on Thanksgiving!

The Turkey Team


It’s Turkey Time!

Announcing the 11th Annual VIRTUAL Running of the Turkeys 5k! 2020 has been a difficult year full of disappointments, cancellations, and losses, BUT THE RACE MUST GO ON….virtually, that is!

Please join us as our community comes together with a VIRTUAL 5k run/walk to support three local charities: PATH of York, Wesley United Methodist Grace & Mercy Soup Kitchen, and the newly formed, York School District One Education Foundation.

What is a Virtual 5K? A virtual race is a run/walk at ANY location, at ANY pace, alone, or socially distant with friends and family. Register for the VIRTUAL race on our website under “Register Here”. Registration will include a race bib with your individual number to download and print from your home computer. Run or walk your 5k anytime the week of Thanksgiving from Sunday, November 22nd through Thanksgiving Day.

Post a selfie or a fun picture of yourself and friends completing the race and include the hashtags #turkeyrunyorksc #outrunninghunger #runningoftheturkeys2020 and tag @turkeyrunyorksc.

While we are disappointed we cannot offer a race t-shirt this year, we have reduced the registration price to $16.00, and we are offering a Race Beanie for the first 250 race registrants, subject to your availability for pick up.

Register NOW, and help us bring joy and thanksgiving to our community!

The Turkey Team

Upcoming event

Dear Turkey Trotters,

There are times in our lives when we must come together to support our community in traditions that are fun-filled, gregarious, and joyful.

Then there are times that we must come together to support our community through tragedy, pain, and heartbreak.

This is not a time to run, but instead a time to stand still, together, in reverence for the hurt our nation feels.

Please join us this Sunday in York as we rally together to begin the deep and hard conversations about how we move forward, how we hold each other accountable, and how we heal.

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Here we go!!!

We are one week away from the 10th Annual Running of the Turkeys in downtown York. We look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving morning.

Race reminders:

  • Packet pick up will be Wednesday, November 27th, from 11am – 3pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 22 East Liberty Street. You can also pick them up on race morning.
  • Reminder to bring items to donate to PATH and the Soup Kitchen – food items, toiletries, paper products, and diapers are just a few examples. You can bring them to packet pick up or on race morning.
  • There is plenty of parking in the downtown area. Trinity will be blocked off to keep the area safe for all runners.

Winner’s Gift for Year 10!!!

We are SOOOO excited for this year’s winner’s prize! York’s very own Yogahhh has donated a free unlimited monthly pass to both the male and female winner of our 5k.

How awesome is that!?!?!?

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New Sponsorship Levels!

If you or someone you know would like to help sponsor our Turkey Day Tradition and make this year even bigger and better, please click on the Sponsor tab at the top of this page and download the forms.

This race cannot happen without people like you so we are very excited to offer more opportunities for anyone and everyone to get involved!

Gobble, Gobble,

The Turkey Team

Year 10 planning underway!!!

It is still summer, but with the start of school and football season, the turkey committee is gearing up for the 10th Annual 5K Running of the Turkeys in downtown York. We want this race to be our biggest event to date. We hope you can join us for this family tradition and bring a friend. Registration will open on September 1st. MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

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What are we thankful for…YOU!!!

Thank you to the 2018 Sponsors!


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