Troy Turkey Trot security, traffic and parking information

Courtesy of the mayor’s office:

Residents are reminded that the Troy Turkey Trot will take place Thursday, November 24, 2022. Below is a recap of security, parking, and traffic considerations.

Turkey Trot Race Day Security
The Troy Police Department, in conjunction with the Troy Turkey Trot race committee and the City of Troy, has announced this year’s security measures in connection with the Trot. The announced security measures are designed to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators:

  • Any non-see-through packages (i.e. back packs, duffle bags, etc.) will not be permitted on the race site. All non-see-through bags should be safely secured in participants’ vehicles. See-through plastic bags may be checked in at the Trot’s baggage check located in The Atrium. All bags are subject to inspection.
  • Costumes covering the face will not be permitted. Bulky costumes that may interfere with others are also prohibited.
  • Spectators will not be allowed on the sidewalks adjacent to the start on Fourth Street between Fulton Street and Broadway.
  • Spectators will not be allowed in the finish chute. Please meet your runners in Monument Square.

Cooperation from participants and visitors is essential. Please help us provide a safe and pleasant environment for all at this venerable event. And remember, if you see something, say something by calling 9-1-1.

Race Day Traffic Advisory
The following streets will be closed beginning 5:00am until approximately 2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th:

  • 4th Street from State Street north to Federal Street
  • Federal Street from the Green Island Bridge to 6th Avenue
  • Green Island Bridge into Troy from 7:00am to approx. 12:00n
  • River Street from 3rd Street to 1st Street
  • River Street/2nd Avenue from the Green Island Bridge to 102nd Street
  • 2nd Street from State Street to Broadway
  • Fulton Street from 3rd Street to 5th Avenue
  • King Street from the Green Island Bridge to River Street
  • 3rd Street from River/Fulton to Broadway
  • Broadway from 5th Avenue to River Street
  • Grand Street from 5th Avenue to 4th Street
  • River Street/2nd Avenue from King Street to 112th Street – River Street/2nd Avenue from 112th to 102nd will reopen at approximately 9:30am
  • 3rd Avenue from 105th Street to 112th Street – 3rd Avenue will reopen at approximately 9:30am
  • 111th Street from 3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue – 111th Street will reopen at approximately 9:30am

All eastbound and westbound streets entering the above roads will be closed one block east and west.

Select parking restrictions will go into effect on Wednesday evening, November 23rd. Motorists are asked to observe all posted parking restrictions and traffic detour signs in the area of the race course and to seek alternate routes.

Vehicles in violation of parking restrictions will be ticketed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles towed from south of Hoosick Street will be relocated to the Sage parking lots (intersection of River Street and Division Streets). Vehicles towed from north of Hoosick Street will be relocated to the Knickerbacker Ice Rink (191 103rd Street).

Motorists arriving from Albany County on Thanksgiving morning are encouraged to use the Congress Street Bridge or the Hoosick Street Bridge. Please avoid the Green Island Bridge on Thursday morning.

Race Day Public Parking
Free parking is available nights, weekends, and holidays at all City-owned parking lots and garages. Metered parking will be suspended on Thanksgiving. All other parking regulations are still enforced, including posted parking restrictions. The following lots and garages will be available for overnight and holiday parking:

  • Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
  • Congress Street Parking Lot
  • Fifth Avenue Garage
  • Fourth Street Parking Lot
  • State Street Parking Garage

Additional parking for race participants is available in the following locations:

  • RPI Blitman Parking Lot (1800 6th Avenue)
  • RPI North Parking Lot (intersection of Peoples Avenue and 13th Street)
  • Russell Sage Parking Lot (intersection of River Street and Division Streets).

A comprehensive map of public parking lots can be found on the City website at

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