Registration is open for both the Troy Turkey Trot and the Albany Last Run 5k

troy turkey trot 2014 pat hendrick photography

By the way: Registration is open for the Troy Turkey Trot.

The annual Thanksgiving morning race includes a 5k, 10k, walk, and grade school mile. You can register online -- it's currently $30 for the 5k and 10k (price increases after October 20). The walk and grade school mile are $10 (prices also increase after October 20).

There's also a training program get people ramped up for running either the 5k or 10k. It's already started, but you can still sign up through October 1. It's $40.

This will be the 71st running of the Troy Turkey Trot. The first race was all the way back in 1916 and it's said to be the 12th oldest road race in the nation. Last year's race had more than 7,000 participants.

Albany Last Run
Also by the way: The popular Last Run 5k is December 8 this year in downtown Albany. And registration is open -- it's $25 to enter.

The number of race participants is capped and often fills up.

photo: Pat Hendrick Photography / Troy Turkey Trot


I love 5K season aka Fall in Upstate NY - there are some great causes which use 5Ks as fundraisers.

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