Turkey Classic 2018

our sincere thanks to participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors!



RACE DATE WAS: Sunday, November 18, 2018

LOCATION: Southeast Family YMCA — 111 E. Jefferson Road, Pittsford NY 14534, 585-385-4665







5 Mile Race (USATF certified and timed)

Attracts 400+ runners

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Capped at 150 participants

Both races begin near, and end at, the Southeast YMCA in Pittsford NY on mostly flat terrain. Shower and locker facilities are available for use during the event.

Free child care is available for pre-registered participants.  Plus a free pre-Thanksgiving feast for everyone after the races!

Packet pickup will be available at Medved in Pittsford NY on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10:00am-5:00pm, for participants registered before Wednesday, November 14.


5 Mile: Tech shirts guaranteed to the first 150 registrants, plus a commemorative 35th Turkey Classic Anniversary medal for all.

1 Mile: All participants receive a 35th commemorative ribbon, and have the option to purchase a T-shirt.


After the race, enjoy our Awards Ceremony, where we will hand out over 80 prizes for the 5 Mile race in the following categories:

Overall 1st Place – Male and Female Under 40, Overall 1st Place Male and Female 40+, and First/Second/Third places for both male and female in these age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

And, of course, we will be serving our long-standing FREE PRE-THANKSGIVING FEAST.



We can give your organization exposure in several ways at the event. Many different levels of sponsorship are available and welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your goals. To explore the possibilities, contact Race Director Ryan McLean.


Have fun and help a cause. To volunteer please contact Lisa Tschiderer.


What times and where do the races start?
The 5 Mile Race begins at 9:00am, with the starting line at the corner of Route 96 and Knickerbocker Road.
The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:10am and begins on Crestview Road, near the YMCA parking lot. The Fun Run has a limit of 150 participants.

Where can I park?
Allow time to park, and arrive at the Southeast Y at least 30 minutes prior to
your start time so you can check in.
Free parking is available at:
• Jefferson Road School (approx. ½ mile walk) We will provide free shuttle service
• Ford Little League Baseball lot (approx. ½ mile walk) 198 South Street, Pittsford
• Southeast YMCA Parking Lot at certain times
NOTE: The Southeast YMCA parking lot opens at 6:45am, then it will be closed 7:45-10-:30am to allow for the completion of the races. In compliance with the Town of Pittsford, parking is not allowed on Route 96, Crestview, Greylock, Rustic Pines, and other surrounding streets. Thank you for your understanding.

Will paper registration be available, so I don’t have to register online?
Yes. You may register in person by completing a paper registration either the day before the race (Saturday) at Medved 10:00am-5:00pm, or the day of the race (Sunday) at the Southeast Y.

Is there care for my child while I run the 5 mile race?
Yes. If you are a pre-registered runner, you can check your kids into our complimentary Child Care area where they will participate in activities staffed by volunteers.

Can I run the 1 mile with my kids and then run the 5 mile?
Yes. After running the 1 Mile Run with your family, you can check your kids into our complimentary Child Care area. You will have time to get to the 5 Mile Race starting line.

Where does the 5 mile course run?
The course is a USATF certified (and timed) 5 mile distance. The route heads East on Route 96 from the corner of Knickerbocker Road towards Bushnell’s Basin. At East Street, you will turn right and run a looping 3.5 miles though the Pittsford country side and residential areas before returning to Route 96. You will then head back to the Southeast YMCA, to the finish line in the circle driveway.

Can I register on race day?
Yes. Registration on race day opens at 7:00am at the branch. However, shirts and other giveaways are not guaranteed.

Can I pick up my race packet early?
Yes! If you pre-registered by the Wednesday prior to the race, you can pick up your packet at Medved in Pittsford on the Saturday before race day, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Bib numbers, packets and shirts (if applicable) will be handed out.

Can I run with my dog/push a baby jogger?
A race is not the proper venue for animals, so please leave your animals at home. If you would like to push a baby jogger, you are welcome to, but please be aware that many areas of the road do not have wide shoulders and our road guards are not allowed to stop traffic.