5K Race Series

Virtual Races

Thank you to those who joined us for our New Years Day virtual race! Results can be found here.

THANKSGIVING DAY - Catch that Turkey 5K

Hello Runners,

Due to the ever changing state guidelines and a recent statewide YMCA discussion, the Catch That Turkey 5k will be virtual this year. With rising cases across the state of Maine, we believe this is the safest path for our #community.

But, this is not your normal virtual 5k! You still have the challenge to Catch that Turkey! This year's Turkey will run the 5k course this weekend. Look for fun footage and results on how the Turkey did on social media and the Y website. Who is the Turkey this year???

Starting Tuesday morning (Nov 24), the 5k course will be marked to race with orange chalk paint arrows and our official Turkey signs. Course maps are also available on our website.

Run the course any time between Tuesday, November 25 to Sunday November 28.

Submit your time before 8pm on Sunday, November 28 to races@mdiymca.org

All registered participants will receive a Catch That Turkey medal, mailed to their address, as well as a race certificate.

Anyone who beats the Turkey's time will have their name entered into our raffle for one of Bartlett Bakery's beautiful and delicious creations!

Registration is open until Thursday, November 2. Walkers are encouraged to participate!


Registration: $25

Remember to be cautious when racing. Roads are not closed.

Have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!

Please Read:

Online Registration is $25. There will be no "day of" registrations this year (2020) due to COVID-19. As this is a fundraiser for the MDI YMCA there will be no refunds.


Award Categories

1st Place Male and Female

1st Male and Female for the following age groups:

0-9 years

10-19 years

20-29 years

30-39 years

40-49 years

50-59 years

60-69 years

70+ years