Thanksgiving Day Burn the Bird 5/10K Race

Each year, the YMCA partners with SoleMOTION Race Management to bring you our Annual Thanksgiving Day Run! Get some fresh air and a good ‘burn’ going with the 5K run/walk or the 10K run before sitting down for your Thanksgiving Day dinner. Spend time with friends and family while making fun Thanksgiving memories! All ages welcome! A portion of the profits support the Y’s LIVESTRONG® Program.

Included in the race is a food drive for the Great Plains Food Bank. 

2020 Race Details

Due to COVID-19, Burn the Bird will look a little different than what you’re used to in order to protect our participants and staff. See stay tuned for event details!


We need volunteers to help direct the race, hand out race packets, help with chips/timers, cheer, and more! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Morgan Montgomery at 701.364.4115 or

Questions? Contact Ryan Carlson at 701.356.1447 or

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