Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

Perry Wellington 4.5M Turkey Trot Race

Written by megan. Posted in Race Series

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Start Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Hollidaysburg Area YMCA

Races: 4.5m Run (MAP), 2m run (MAP) & 2m walk (MAP)


4.5m Run

1.5 Mile Run





The 15th annual Perry Wellington 4.5M Turkey Trot Race consists of a rolling 4.5 mile run, flat 2 mile run and 2 mile walk.  One of our most popular family events for locals and those visiting from out of town.


Online registration closes at noon on Wednesday, November 26.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY as t-shirts will be provided to the first 500 registered racers.  We offer pre-registration discounts for all registrants prior to race day (see box above). Day of race registration is available from 7:00am to 8:00am at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA.  Please come early to register so the race does not have to be delayed due to the timer needing the information before 8:15am.

Note:  NO Race Reimbursements

Racers must wear race number to show that you are a race participant. You will have a certain color bib pertaining to what race you are participating in.  If you want to change races, you may do so by calling the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA at 695-4467 before the 29.  NO CHANGES ON RACE DAY!

For safety reasons, headsets of any kind or pets are not permitted.


4.5 Mile Run:

The 4.5m course will start just as our 5 mile race did however the last part of the run will make a Right onto Hart Street from N. Montgomery Street instead of going straight to turn on E. First Street. There will be a road marshal to help direct runners. Start/Finish will be at the old main entrance to the YMCA.

2 Mile Run:

The 2 Mile course is the same as previous years.  This is as flat of a course as you can get!  2 Mile runners will be facing the opposite direction of the 4.5 Mile runners.  You will start 1 minute ahead of the walkers.  Make sure you stand in front of the walkers, they will have a different color bib number on.

2 Mile Walk:

The 2 mile walk is the same as the 2 Mile Run course.  Walkers will be positioned behind the 2 Mile Runners and start 1:00 behind.  Walkers are absolutely not allowed to run at any time! You will have a different color bib on than the runners.  Road marshals will ask you to walk if you are seen running.  If you would like to run/walk, sign up for the 2 Mile Run as you are more than welcome to run/walk!


Race packets will be available for pick up Friday, November 28th at the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. You may also pick-up your packet on race day here as well; however, we recommend you come as early as 7am to get a parking spot close to the YMCA.


Due to an overwhelming amount of young kids participating in this race we have added extra age categories. 4.5 mile run will give out top 3 overall and age group medals.  2 M Run & 2 M Walk will give out overall and top 3 overall age group medals.

Age groups: 8 & Under, 9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over.

Awards winners are asked to remain for the Awards Ceremony as no awards will be mailed.