Troy opens up virtual Turkey Trot to communities that share city's name

Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Created: November 16, 2020 05:57 PM

There's less than two weeks to go until Thanksgiving and it will be a little different this year. That includes changes to the Troy Turkey Trot.

It's typically one of the biggest Thanksgiving races in the country, but it will not be run through city streets this year.

Like so many other races, they've gone virtual. However, they're still trying to spread their wings.

There are usually 8,000 people who take part in the race, but only 2,000 people have signed up so far.

Mayor Patrick Madden is now putting out the call to Troy residents to register. That includes other places named Troy, in Alabama, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Kansas.

Participants this year run the race via an app on their phone, anytime between Thanksgiving and the Saturday after.

In addition to burning some calories, and getting some cool swag, they will be bringing some much-needed help to the charities that benefit - Joseph's House, and the Regional Food Bank.


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