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The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind.
The original Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot was held at the Old Fairgrounds back in the early 1940s, but the long string of consecutive years began with the eight mile race back in 1968. The unique eight mile distance was created when the one hundred and seven participants were instructed to run along the shores of White Rock Lake "to the big oak tree and back". By 1979, the race had become so popular that it was moved to the downtown area to accommodate more runners and to showcase "Big D". The 3 mile Fun Run/Walk was added in 1984 to accommodate the increased participation of individuals and families. In 2009 the distance was changed to 5K and the course was certified. The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is a YMCA tradition that draws people from all over the country each year. Even if you're not a runner or walker, there are fun activities for the whole family to enjoy: clowns, pony rides, bounce houses, live musical entertainment and much more!
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