Thursday, 28 October 2021 13:54

Troy Turkey Trot Seeks Volunteers

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TROY — In-person road racing returns to the Collar City on Thanksgiving morning for the 105th anniversary of the Troy Turkey Trot and event organizers are seeking volunteers for a variety of positions both on race day and during the week leading up to the road race. 

Individuals and small groups are needed to affix labels to runners’ bibs Friday, Nov. 19 (2-5 p.m.) and Tuesday, Nov. 23 (5-7 p.m.) at the Italian Community Center (ICC) at 1450 5th Ave, Troy. Volunteers are also sought Nov. 19-25 (various hours) to assist with drive-through packet pick-up, event set-up/clean-up, forklift operation, course set-up, course marshals, water stop, start/finish line, refreshments, awards, swag mailing, and unloading and separating t-shirts. 

“An event the size of the Troy Turkey Trot cannot be successful without the support of around 400 volunteers,” said Troy Turkey Trot Volunteer Director Bob Barnes, noting that he has a myriad of openings at various times during the day and evening that need to be filled. “Whether folks have a few hours or more to spare, we’d appreciate their support to ensure the Trot’s century-long tradition.” 

Barnes said he welcomes applications from regional groups. Through the event’s Group Volunteer Incentive Program, the Trot provides cash donations to clubs or organizations in return for providing small groups to work at the event. Groups of 10-14 volunteers earn $200, while groups of 15 or more volunteers receive $300. 

“To help you just need to be 16 years or older,” he explained. “Everyone receives our commemorative t-shirt and refreshments.” 

To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities and times, please visit For specific questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

For more information and to register for the 5K, 10K, Grade School Mile, Turkey Walk, and costume contest, visit 

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