Thanksgiving Day at the Katy YMCA!

Join us as we celebrate the 14th annual Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24).

Whether you’re a veteran runner or participating in your first race, we have an event for you, including a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race and 1 Mile Walk/Run. We also have the best post-race party packed with food, giveaways, a photo booth and a kids fun zone.

If you love to dress up for races, we encourage you to do so! Enter solo or as a group in our 3rd annual costume contest with prizes awarded to the “Best Thanksgiving Theme” and “Most Unique Costume”.

All proceeds from the Katy Family YMCA Turkey Dash go toward our Annual Campaign and help provide scholarships to programs such as child care, summer camps, swim lessons, sports leagues and assistance to various area outreach programs.

Due to the fact that the Turkey Dash is a charity event, we are unable to issue refunds due to inclement weather or a change of plans.

Registration Fees

10K Closed

Timed Run

5K Closed

Timed Run

1-Mile Kids Fun Run Closed

Untimed (12 & under)

1-Mile Walk/Run Closed


Parking & Costume Contest

Parking will be available in the The Villagio parking garage and The Fellowship Church. Overflow parking shuttles will run from 6:45 - 10:50 am from the Super Target parking lot (23710 Westheimer Parkway). A bus will leave every 8-10 minutes or as the bus fills and will drop off near the race site. 

Costume Contest
Enter into our 3rd annual costume contest. Prizes will be based on one of two categories: 1) Best Thanksgiving Theme or 2) Most Unique Costume. Stop by the gym between 6:45 and 8:45 am to have your costume photographed and judged. For more information about registration or to download the form, please click here.

Packet Pick Up Schedule

Packet pick-up is at the Katy Family YMCA - 22807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77494

Saturday, November 19  10am - 5pm
Sunday, November 20 1pm - 4pm
Monday, November 21 3pm - 7pm
Tuesday, November 22 3pm - 7pm
Wednesday, November 23   10am - 6pm
Thursday, November 24 6:45am - 8:45am

Results & Awards

The 10K and 5K results will be posted at the event site on race day and will be posted at and to

**The 1-mile kids fun run and 1-mile walk/run will not be chip timed.

Awards will be based on CHIP TIME.

10K/5K: Overall male and female winners in the Open & Masters Division. Top 3 males and females in each age group: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. 

1-Mile Kids Fun Run: Each participant will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.

Event Schedule

  • November 24 6:45 AM CST - Packet pick up and costume contest in gym on race morning.

  • November 24 7:10 AM CST - 1-Mile Kids Fun Run begins *will not be chip timed

  • November 24 7:30 AM CST - Post race party begins

  • November 24 7:45 AM CST - 10K begins

  • November 24 8:15 AM CST - 5K begins

  • November 24 9:00 AM CST - 10K Awards

  • November 24 9:15 AM CST - 1-Mile Walk/Run Begins

  • November 24 9:30 AM CST - 5K and Costume Contest Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

22807 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494, United States

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