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On Thursday morning, Jeff Tracy and his friends will rekindle the inside joke about a $9 collect phone call. The YMCA Turkey Trot is about more than running the 8K course from North Buffalo to downtown. The tradition that now dates 123 years and people's stories are at its heart. And the stories usually revolve around three things – friends, family and weather. One o…

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YMCA Buffalo Niagara has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help fight hunger this holiday season. All are welcome to bring nonperishable food to any local YMCA branch this month. The Y also asks all YMCA Turkey Trot participants to do so when they come to packet pickup Nov. 19-21 at the Independent Health Family Branch YMCA, 150 Tech Drive in Amherst. Donatio…

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Only about 1,300 spots remain for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot, and organizers expect the field to close out next week. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) on Delaware Avenue. Runners may register at ymcabn.org until race capacity is reached. The YMCA limits…

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If you want to register for this year's YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot at the discounted rate of $36, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. Friday. After that, the registration fee increases to $41. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) on Delaware Avenue. Runners may regist…

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Those interested in running the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot next month and have yet to register can save $5 if they do so by Friday. The registration cost for the 123rd annual 8K run will climb from $36 to $41 on Saturday. For more information and to sign up, visit ymcaturkeytrot.org. Registration will remain at $41 until the race sells out at 14,000 capacity…

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Here's a reminder that this week's sultry weather won't stick around forever: Registration for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Delaware Avenue. Runners may register at ymcabn.org until race capacity is reached.…

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Former Canisius College runner Chad Maloy of Boston won his second straight Buffalo YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, finishing first among the 12,041 runners officially entered in the 8K race down Delaware Avenue. Maloy’s time was 24 minutes, 25 seconds in the 122nd edition of the race. He won last year in 24:46. Mike Deren of Louisville, Ky. was second in 24:44.9 while…

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Jennifer Bardrof squeezed in lots of stuff in the spring of 2016, during the weeks she helped move her family from the Florida Gulf Coast back to her native Western New York: The Goofy, a 10K run followed by a half-marathon at Disney World; landing a new job as a substitute teacher; buying a new house. She didn't have time to bother with the flu-like symptoms that dogge…

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Registration for the Turkey Trot has closed after 14,000 runners signed up for the 8K Thanksgiving morning run down Delaware Avenue. Geoffrey Falkner, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director, announced at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday that the race field was full. The regional Y, which organizes the event, limits the field to 14,000 for safety reasons. The nearly 5-mil…

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It almost didn’t seem like a Thanksgiving Day race as the YMCA Turkey Trot was staged in Buffalo on Thursday morning. The conditions were closer to an early October day than late November, with temperatures rising into the 50s and no precipitation in the air. Michael Thielman and Alexandra Cadicamo took advantage of the mild day to capture their first Trot titles.Thielman …

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For so many Western New Yorkers, the annual Turkey Trot is just as much part of Thanksgiving tradition as the grand bird atop the dinner table. Now 119 years old, the event is considered the longest consecutively run race in the nation. Here are some clips from The News' coverage of the race back in the '90s:    

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I've been trying all week to work "get your dupa to Zupapalooza" line into an article. ("Dupa" essentially translates to "backside" from Polish to English. Is the joke less funny now that I've explained it?) While you're surely stimulated -- or maybe your eyes hurt from rolling them at my humor -- Zupapalooza actually is a real event, a Polish soup extravaganza that's a w…

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Runners who plan on participating in the YMCA Turkey Trot but haven't yet registered for the race are challenged to beat the clock in more ways than one. The price of registration for the YMCA Turkey Trot increases by $5 in just a few days. To take advantage of the $30 early bird price, runners must sign up by Thursday. On Friday, the price goes up to $35 per individual e…