Turkey Trot 2020
YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will host their 40th Annual Women’s Turkey Trot 5K. In order to focus more directly on the health and safety of our community, this year’s event will be a held virtually. The traditional Turkey Trot route will be open for runners but they are also cheering on runners of all ages to take part in this year’s 5K in neighborhoods, parks, tracks and even at home on treadmills! Trotters can participate anytime between November 20th and the 30th. If you plan on trotting the official Turkey Trot route, make sure to stop by the YWCA and snap a selfie at the finish line or anywhere you finish the race. Make sure to use #virtualtrotter and #YWCATNVA!
We are offering event T-shirts to the first 200 people to register and offering finisher medals to the first 60 people to register. The registration cost is $25. Please be sure to choose your T-shirt size in the form on the left. All registered trotters will receive a race T-shirt and a swag bag, available at the YWCA Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia as well or mailed.
This race is a part of the YWCA promotion of women’s health and safety, and is one of the longest running women only races in the region. In 2020, women’s health is more important than ever. Staying active and doing so safely can help contribute to your mental health and well-being during these times of high stress. In fact, during times of lockdown it was reported that more than half of adults (60%) and over two-thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health deteriorated. The YWCA is promoting physical activity in order to boost the immune system, prevent weight gain, reduce stress and anxiety as well as improve mood and sleep.
This year also marks 100 years of women’s suffrage which is celebrated in the T-shirt design for the Turkey Trot.
Join the Virtual 5K for Turkey Trot!
Pictures from past Turkey Trots