• Running-10K - Individual Age group/open
  • Fun Run/Walk - 5K - Individual Age group/open



Thanksgiving Morning November 22

The Only 5k when the Mascot runs all the way!!!!


The Turkey Chase Charity Race at YMCA Camp Letts is a truly unique event in our region. Held on our beautiful wooded peninsula the event has something for everyone.


The free to enter mascot race allows you kids, and the big kid in you to race against our own Turkey, as well as local mascots from across the region.


The 5k is a family friendly event for runners and walkers of all abilities. Our Turkey is a Participant in the 5k so you will be able to see how your training has compared to his. The 10k is takes you off camp and onto the Beautiful Smithsonian property before returning to Camp Letts.  Both events are now chip timed!!!


Every Participant in the 5k and 10k receives a T-shirt and souvenir finishers’ medal.


So while other were putting turkeys in the oven or nestling on the couch, runners of all ages celebrate the spirit of giving at the YMCA Camp Letts Turkey Chase race! The Turkey Chase is our largest fundraiser and most buzzed about event every year! Each year we hold a 10Km and 5km race through our beautiful property with all proceeds helping to send deserving children and young adults to overnight and day camp programs here at Camp Letts.


Turkey chase is truly a family event with activities for everyone throughout the morning. Have your picture taken with our Turkey at the Photo both, Kids can race against him in our Mascot Race before the 5km run. Don’t forget ours is the only run in the area where the Turkey takes part in the whole race!


Join us Thanksgiving morning to reconnect with camp, bond with friends and family and get a healthy start to the holiday season!



Event details and schedule

This annual event helps to raise funds to send kids to Camp!

The 5K Fun Run/ Walk is on our packed gravel driveway.  The 10K Race runs the length of the driveway then goes through a trail in the woods, before returning back through the same path.

Register before November 6th

10km - $30

5km - $25

Register Nov 7th-23rd

10km - $40

5km - $35

Day of registrations are avalible

Check in is  7:00-8:15am

The Road into Camp closes at 8:15 so you must be on property by this time or you will be turned away.

***Please note the 10k begins at 8:30am***

The 10K starts at 8:30am and the 5k begins at 8:45.  The 10K is a timed race with awards given to the top runners in age catagories.  The 10K times will be available within 7 days after the race and will be posted online.

The awards ceremony is approximately 10am and door prizes will be awarded at this time as well.

Organised by

YMCA Camp Letts

PO Box 208, 4003 Camp Letts Road, Edgewater

Phone: 4109191410

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