Welcome Turkey Trotters!

Running Tuesday, September 19 – Saturday, November 18, the Turkey Trot Training Challenge is a 9-week program designed to get Capital Region runners ready to participate in one of several Turkey Trots taking place throughout the region. The program is an enhanced version of the well-known Couch to 5K Running Plan and is designed to train participants to complete a 5K or 10K. It is comprehensive, including injury-prevention, nutritional, strength and flexibility elements.

We will have 2 group options in the 5k training – beginner and intermediate and one group in the 10k.

5k is designed for beginners and those wanting to run a bit faster for the 5k and the 10k is for those wanting to move up from the 5k to the 10k or run a faster 10k this year.  10k participants should be currently running 2-3 days a week with at least one run a week of up to 3 miles.


  • Sept 12 – Registration for the program opens

Group Workout Dates and Times (Sept 19 – Nov 19)

  • Tuesdays 6 p.m. at Prospect Park, Troy, NY 12180
  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. at Knickerbacker Park, 103rd St. & 8th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182

The cost is $40.00.