Can I register the day of the race?

No. There is no race day registration.

Where do I pick up my race packet?

Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch – 22807 Westheimer Parkway Katy, Texas 77494, 281-392-5055

Packet pick-up day/times:

November 6, 4 pm - 8 pm and November 7, 8 am - 12 pm.

Do I have to be a member of the YMCA to participate?

No. This is a community event open to the public.

If I am not a runner, can I volunteer or become an event sponsor?

This year will be different than years past.  Volunteer opportunities will be limited to contactless packet pick-up on November 6 and 7, with details to come.  To become an event sponsor, email

Are the 10K shirts gender specific?

Yes. The brand is Next Level (same as previous years). This brand runs a size to a size and a half small so please order up.

Can I change the race I have registered for?

Yes. You can email  You will pay the difference if the price is higher. No refunds for changing to a lower priced race.

Can I run in more than one race?

Yes, but you must register and pay for each one.

If I can’t run, can I get a refund?

No. Your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Katy Area YMCAs Annual Campaign.

If I can’t run, can someone else take my place?

No. Race entries are non-transferable.

Can someone else pick up my bib and race packet?

Yes.  This year's packet pick-up will be contactless.  Please provide your pick-up person with details on your registration to be used at the check-in.

Can we buy additional Turkey Dash T-shirts?

Additional race t-shirts can be purchased by registering for "Missing the Race - Got the freebie" on our race website here.

Are there awards?


• Race: 10K and 5K finisher medals will be awarded and distributed December 4 and 5 at the Monty Ballard YMCA (or by mail).

• Costume Contest: Awards will be given based on 2 categories: Best Thanksgiving Theme and Most Unique costume.  Awards will be distributed December 4 and 5 at the Monty Ballard YMCA (or by mail).

Where does my registration fee go?

All proceeds from the Turkey Dash will benefit the YMCA Better Us Campaign. This annual fundraiser makes it possible to provide program scholarships to Katy families and to subsidize community outreach efforts.

When is this year’s race?

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 25, 2021, for the 19th annual YMCA Turkey Dash!