Kick off your Thanksgiving holiday by giving back to the community. The 29th annual Turkey Trot returns to PNC Park on November 28th. The event is presented by UPMC Health Plan and hosted by the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Enjoy all of the holiday enthusiasm, with people dressed up in turkey costumes–and you can bring your dogs too! It’s a great way to start your Thanksgiving and help to end the fight against hunger. 

Turkey Trot Pittsburgh
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There are four different races to choose from during the event. The registration opens at 7am. The family fun 1 mile walk, presented by MedExpress, begins at 8am. The Double Gobble, presented by Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C., 5K+5mile, begins at 8:30am. Also, during 8:30am is the Turkey Trot 5k presented by UPMC Health Plan. And last but not least is the 5-mile run at 9:15am.

The race benefits the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh programs, with food pantry programs and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank receiving a goal of 10,000 pounds of donated food– providing food security to children, families, individuals, and seniors in Pittsburgh.

Parking is prepaid and included in your registration. Remember to arrive early, and use the hashtag #turkeytrotpgh. Continue a Thanksgiving tradition, or start a new one!

Don’t want to run but want to get involved? There are also volunteer options!

Register for the race here!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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