Traditional Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot goes virtual this year


Normally, about 20,000 people would be heading to downtown Dallas for the YMCA's annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. But this year, with the Coronavirus, that figure will be more like 4,000 -- and even that will be via a virtual run.

The virtual Turkey Trot means you have to pick out your own 5-K or 8-mile route near your home. Plus, you have to download an app and then use the in-app GPS tracking-timing function to communicate your time the Turkey Trot officials.

And, unlike the traditional rules, participants have until Sunday to complete the virtual walk or run.