Gather Together and run for a cause

Join the Y and your family, friends, and neighbors for a morning of fun and fitness before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast!

Start your holiday in a healthier way this year with the Frank DeLuca YMCA Turkey Trot! Whether you’re a casual jogger or a lifelong runner, you’re invited to attend our event and help support our mission. If you’re not a runner but still want to join us, we’re also offering two group exercise classes as well as outdoor games for children to enjoy. Every 5K/10K participant will receive a race shirt as well as a participation medal, and top finishers will receive trophies. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving morning, register today!

2022 Event Info

Please check back soon for additional info regarding the 2022 Frank DeLuca YMCA Turkey Trot!

Event Overview

People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to walk or run this 5K! The Turkey Trot directly benefits the Frank DeLuca YMCA and our Annual Support Campaign.

What to Expect

Race Details

  • The race will start and end at Frank DeLuca Y. There will be several signs and race day volunteers on the course to help ensure you stay on the appropriate route!
    • There will be no parking in the Y’s main lot, but you can park near our sports fields. Off-site parking will be available at Hillcrest Elementary School, Ocala Christian Academy, and the Health Department.
  • All participants will get a medal and shirt at packet pickup.
    • There are options for v-neck shirts (women’s sizing) and standard t-shirts (men’s sizing).
  • We’ll have on-site entertainment all morning at the Y!
    • Fuel up with post-race food, beverages, and snacks from vendors.
    • Enjoy games and family-friendly activities.
    • Enter giveaways for free prizes.
  • Strollers are approved, but please remember to start toward the back of the group. We also welcome furry friends, but require them to be kept on a leash.

Safety Plays First

Safety Procedures

The health of our participants, Y team members, and vendors is our top priority. We strongly recommend all participants to follow these procedures to ensure you remain safe while having fun:

  • Maintain physical distance of at least 3 feet between yourself or your group and other participants.
  • Consider bringing a travel-size hand sanitizer to use if you’re unable to wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Non-runners are encouraged to wear a mask.

Sponsorship Packages

If you’re unable to participate in the Frank DeLuca YMCA Turkey Trot or you’re getting involved but still want to contribute, we invite you to consider becoming a sponsor! As a sponsor, you can cover the registration of a runner or donate directly to our Annual Support Campaign.

Platinum Sponsor

$5,000

  • Participation in Turkey Trot Planning Committee
  • Sponsor shout out on Frank DeLuca Y social media platforms
  • Logo/sponsor name on pop-up banner and YMCA website
  • Logo/sponsor name on race shirt or complimentary race registration entries
  • Logo/sponsor name included in all event email communication
  • Recognition by the MC during the event
  • Items included in pick-up packet will be delivered to any race participants in your group

Gold Sponsor

$2,500

  • Participation in Turkey Trot Planning Committee
  • Sponsor shout out on Frank DeLuca Y social media platforms
  • Logo/sponsor name on pop-up banner and YMCA website
  • Logo/sponsor name on race shirt or complimentary race registration entries
  • Logo/sponsor name included in all event email communication
  • Recognition by the MC during the event
  • Items included in pick-up packet will be delivered to any race participants in your group

Silver Sponsor

$1,000

  • Sponsor shout out on Frank DeLuca Y social media platforms
  • Logo/sponsor name on pop-up banner and YMCA website
  • Logo/sponsor name on race shirt or complimentary race registration entries
  • Logo/sponsor name included in all event email communication
  • Recognition by the MC during the event
  • Items included in pick-up packet will be delivered to any race participants in your group

Bronze Sponsor

$500

  • Sponsor shout out on Frank DeLuca Y social media platforms
  • Logo/sponsor name on pop-up banner
  • Items included in pick-up packet will be delivered to any race participants in your group

Table Sponsor

$250

  • Sponsor shout out on Frank DeLuca Y social media platforms
  • Items included in pick-up packet will be delivered to any race participants in your group

Sponsor a Runner

$25 or $45

  • Cover a runner’s registration fee for the 5K or 10K.
  • Please note: registration prices will increase after October 31.

Thank You to all of our 2021 Turkey Trot Sponsors

More Ways to Give

You can still support the Y's mission without having to participate in the Turkey Trot by donating online directly to the Frank DeLuca Y.

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