Thanksgiving Day at the Monty Ballard YMCA!

Join us as we celebrate the 15th annual YMCA Turkey Dash on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23).

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 YMCA Turkey Dash will provide scholarships to programs such as child care, summer camps, swim lessons, sports leagues and assistance to various area outreach programs within the Katy community.

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.

Packet Pick Up Schedule

Packet pick-up is at the Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch - 22807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77494

Saturday, November 18  12pm - 5pm
Sunday, November 19 1pm - 4pm
Monday, November 20 4pm - 7pm
Tuesday, November 21 4pm - 7pm
Wednesday, November 22  10am - 6pm
Thursday, November 23 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

**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 23 6:45 AM CST - Packet pick up and costume contest in gym on race morning.

  • November 23 7:10 AM CST - 1-Mile Kids Fun Run begins *will not be chip timed

  • November 23 7:30 AM CST - Post race party begins

  • November 23 7:45 AM CST - 10K begins

  • November 23 8:15 AM CST - 5K begins

  • November 23 9:00 AM CST - 10K Awards

  • November 23 9:15 AM CST - 1-Mile Walk/Run Begins

  • November 23 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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