Kids Gobble Wobble – 7:30am
5k – 8:00am
At the Putnam County Family YMCA, the safety of our runners is of the upmost importance. While it is our hope to provide our “normal” Thanksgiving morning tradition, we know that these uncertain times may call for changes in our 5k and Fun Run. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, please like us on Facebook for up to date information.
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 GO Pink 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.
This year we are excited to be a part of the Run the Cumberlands. Run the Cumberlands is a partnership among established races held in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee which raises funds for albuterol causes. The goal of Run the Cumberlands is to encourage residents to improve health by being active and attending running events in our area.
The race will start at the Putnam County Family YMCA and will circle around Old Kentucky Road to Old Walton Road, turning right on East Hudgens Road and then turning right on Raider Drive.
Map can be found here.
You can pick up your race packet in the Avery Trace Middle School curbside on Wednesday, November 25th from 12pm-6pm
5K Race Costs
September 1-7: $20 (online only)
September 8 – October 31: $25 / $90 family
November 1-25: $30 / $115 family
November 26: $35
*must register by 10/19 to be guaranteed a shirt
Over All – One Overall Male and Female winner. Each will receive a three month free YMCA membership to the Putnam County Family YMCA.
Age Divisions: Male and Female – Over 70, 60-69, 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 19-29, 14-18, 13 & Under
Kids Gobble Wobble – All participants will receive a medal.
Fastest Family and Largest Colony – Compete for the fastest family and largest colony award. Be sure to fill in your Family Team Name on your registration form to enter! Not only do you get a FABULOUS trophy but you also get the bragging rights to go along with it. Anyone can join your team!
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.