YMCA of Barry County

Turkey Trot


YMCA of Barry County’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Registration Deadline November 15, 2023
in order to receive a shirt.

Register by November 15th to receive Turkey Trot T-shirt. Late registrants will NOT receive a t-shirt.

Come and participate in the beautiful run/walk near YMCA Camp Algonquin on Thanksgiving morning. It’s our 15th annual Turkey Trot, which includes a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun run. As always, we will award Otto’s Turkey Farm’s turkey to the top male and female runners. This year, we will have official bibs with chips to record your timed results! Bring along your loved ones and enjoy a morning full of fun! WOBBLE BEFORE YOU GOBBLE!

November 23rd, 2023

Registration Fees:

5K Fee:

  • Registrations by November 15th T-SHIRT INCLUDED: Long Sleeve Dry-fit T-shirts!
    • $20 for Youth 17 & Under
    • $30 for Adults 18+
  • November 16th-19th online *NO SHIRT*
    • $25 for Youth 17 & Under
    • $35 for Adults 18+

1 Mile Fun Run is FREE; you must register online or on race day – no t-shirt

Check-in Race/BIB Packet Pick up:

  • Wednesday, November 22nd at YMCA Lodge: 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Race Day pick-up will be available from 7:00-8:00 AM
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION will be available 7:00-8:00 AM (no t-shirt)

Race Start:

  • 8:30 am Fun Run @ corner of Buehler Rd & Iroquois Trail
  • 8:45 am 5K @ corner of Buehler Rd & Iroquois Trail


ALCA Lodge; 2403 Iroquois Trail, & New Y Building; 2350 Iroquois Trail (Old Positive Directions building). No public parking is available at YMCA Camp Algonquin.

5K Race Route:

Begins at Buehler Road, Right on Woodruff Road, Right on Hammond Road, Right on Iroquois Trail, Through the Y parking lot, and Ends on the front lawn at YMCA Camp Algonquin.


  • 1st Place Male & Female 5K winners: Win the race and you will receive a turkey donated by Otto’s Turkey Farm!
  • Best Dressed: Wear your most festive fall gear, and the best dressed will win a prize and have their picture taken at the finish!

School Challenge:

Gather all the members of your school district and invite them to join you in a 5K run/walk! The school with the highest % of students participating per the enrollment for the school district will be presented with the prestigious turkey trophy, which can be displayed at the school for the following year. The trophy will be awarded and announced in the week following Thanksgiving.

End of Event:

Meet us up on the front lawn when you finish for HOT COCOA, giveaways, and water.


5K Race Route

Begins at Buehler Road, Right on Woodruff Road, Right on Hammond Road, Right on Iroquois Trail, Through the parking lot, and Ends at the YMCA Camp Algonquin front lawn.


Help those in need. On race day, all racers are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. The Y will donate all items to the United Way Fresh Food Initiative.

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