Putnam YMCA Events

Packet Pick-up

You can pick up your race packet curbside at Avery Trace Middle School on Wednesday, November 22nd from 3pm-6pm

5K Race Costs

September 1st-7th: $25 (online only)
September 8th – October 31st: $30 / $115 family
November 1st – November 22nd: $35 / $135 family
Race Day – November 23rd: $35 per person

Turkey Trot



5K - 8:00 AM

Our Thanksgiving Day 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run has become one of the Upper Cumberland’s largest runs. It is a huge highlight for the Cookeville community and the many visitors who come to Cookeville for the holiday. The funds generated from the Turkey Trot help provide life changing outreach programs like Learn To Swim, Open Doors and our Cancer Recovery Program. Each of our outreach programs help us accomplish our mission at the Y, putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


The race will start at the Putnam County Family YMCA and will circle around Old Kentucky Road to Old Walton, turning right on East Hudgens and then turning right on Raider Drive. 

Map can be found here.

Stuff the Streets

Turkey Trot has been stuffing the streets for more than 20 years, this year we would like to fill the pantries of local food bank shelves. Participants are asked to bring as many non-perishable food items as they can carry to the Y or during the month of November. Please join us in supplying food for those in need.