PORTAGE, IN │ On November 24, 2022, the Portage Township YMCA will host it’s 22nd Annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a competitive and professionally timed 5K walk or run with a Free Kids 1K Fun Run. The Turkey Trot is a staple in the Portage, Indiana community with racers coming from all over the region to participate for one cause.


Races begin at 8:00 AM Thanksgiving morning and typically wrap-up with race awards by 11:00 AM. Registration for the race can be found online only, at www.runsignup.com. Race registrations through November 1, 2022, will be guaranteed a long-sleeve commemorative shirt and custom finisher medal. As an added bonus, Turkey Trot race participants ages 6 & up can add-on the couch-to-course 5K Training Group. The group will meet weekly on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM beginning October 1, 2022.


Proceeds from the race typically support the Portage Township YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign that is used to scholarship families of all types and make membership and programming affordable for all. However, this year’s Turkey Trot comes with a twist if you choose. Making the most out of their capital campaign, #POOLFORPORTAGE, this year the Y is offering both an individual and team fundraising option which will not only earn the campaigner a free race registration after $100 in raised donations, but proceeds from this option will support the pool campaign, putting the Portage Township YMCA one step closer to their 6.3 million dollar goal.


Aside from being a “gym,” the Portage Township Y also offers before and after school child care, preschool, free food program year-round, cooking classes, a blood pressure self-monitoring class in addition to swim lessons and other programming.


For sponsorship opportunities or questions, contact [email protected]. To learn more about the Portage Township YMCA visit www.ymcaofportage.org.




The Portage Township YMCA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.