BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Organizers of the YMCA Turkey Troy were given the okay by City of Buffalo officials to hold an in-person race on Thanksgiving morning.
Race officials announced Tuesday morning that there will be limitations on the number of runners. This year's race will feature only 125 runners for the annual race on Delaware Avenue instead of thousands as it is traditionally. The capacity was chosen because this year is the 125th year of the event.
Those who are not selected to run in the annual race can still take part in the virtual race. Anyone can run in their own community and will receive a t-shirt and medal. Organizers encourage runners to download the "RaceJoy" app for additional information.
All entrants must be at least 18 years old and a Western New York resident. Registration fee is $125 and entrants must commit to raise $1,000 to support the YMCA's mission.
Racers will be divided into waves of 15 runners. Masks must be worn during the race.