A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

While others are putting turkeys in the oven or nestling on the couch watching the Macy’s Day Parade, runners of all ages will be celebrating the spirit of giving at the YMCA Camp Letts Turkey Chase Charity Race!

Held on Thanksgiving morning, the Turkey Chase is our largest fundraiser and most buzzed about event every year! Turkey Chase proceeds help send children and young adults to overnight and day camp programs here at Camp Letts. Join us to reconnect with camp, bond with friends and family and get a healthy start to the holiday season!

Registration will open in Fall 2018!


2017 Results, Recap and Survey!

Thank you to all of the nearly 800 individuals who joined us for the 18th Annual Camp Letts Turkey Chase Charity Race. Because of our runners and sponsors, we raised more than $40,000, enabling us to send over 50 children in need to a week of overnight camp. Thank you again for your support of this great cause!

Here are the results:

Thank you for an inspiring and memorable event, and we hope to see you next Thanksgiving!


The Course

The 10K Race begins on the Camp Letts dirt and gravel driveway, though a trail onto the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center next door, a brief patch around a field and then a short stint on Muddy Creek Road and back again. The 5K fun run/walk is the length of the dirt and gravel driveway and back. Both courses can be run with a stroller.


The Turkey Training Plan

In case you were wondering, the Turkey has been training hard to outpace you! Think you can keep up this year?

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