The Turkey Trot had gotten so popular (and congested) that last year race organizers decided to limit participation to 12,500 registrants. However, that number was increased this year to 13,200 when race officials announced that the Family- Friendly Post Race area would be moved from the Buffalo Convention Center to the adjacent Statler City. However, even with the expanded capacity the race reached that limit well before Thanksgiving.
The finish line and postrace party and awards ceremony will remain at the Convention Center located at 153 Franklin Street.The Family- Friendly Post Race Party was created by race organizers as an area where only non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments will be available. It had been located on the first floor of the Convention Center,