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Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Walk
Come Out to Run or Walk Before your Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Now in its 22nd year, the Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K has become a family tradition. With the 5K race and the 2 kilometer fun walk, the whole family can participate in a fun, healthy activity to start their Thanksgiving Day. Open to competitive runners and runners of all abilities, the race offers short-sleeved T- shirts to all registrants, overall and age group awards in the 5K, post-race refreshments, and random prizes. Enjoy a well- organized community event, and still get home in time to put the turkey in the oven!
All proceeds benefit "Life with Cancer," an Inova Health System non-profit program for cancer patients and their families.
New and Beginning Runners Page
$20 for the 5K
$13 for the fun walk
After November 20:
$23 for the 5K
$16 for the fun walk
Click on the "Register Online" logo above to use the Active.com online registration service. It is quick and you will receive an immediate confirmation of your entry.
Late registraton for the 5K run and 2 kilometer walk is available only at the Virginia Run Community Center on the dates and times listed below.
Please note: There is no registration on race day for the 5K race. Register now!
List of Registered Runners and Walkers To verify that you have registered or to see your competition, please check the List of Registrants a few days after your entry has been submitted.
On-Site Registration and T-Shirt Pick-up
You may register on site or pick up your bib with ChronoTrack disposable D-tag attached, goodie bag, and t-shirt at the Virginia Run Community Center, 15355 Wetherburn Court, Centreville, VA 20120, MapQuest. (703) 815-1136, at the following times:
6:00 to 8:30 pm, Tuesday, November 23
2:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, November 24
6:30 to 8:00 am, Thursday, November 25
Registration for 2K walk only; no 5K registration!
Photo: Meg McLaughlin of Vienna, VA, at the 2004 Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K, where she finished second among women in 18:35.
USATF Certification No. VA00037RT. Starts and finishes on Pleasant Valley Road, just south of the intersection with Eagle Tavern Way. Fast course, with just four turns, through the Virginia Run subdivision. See the course map.
The ChronoTrack timing systemwill be used to time the 5K race. If you are unfamiliar with running in a ChronoTrack race with its dispoable D-tag, please read the article Running in a ChronoTrack Race.
The top three males and females overall, and the top three Virginia Run residents will receive awards at the race. In addition, the top three finishers in the following age groups will receive awards: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & Up. ALL AGE GROUP AWARDS WILL BE MAILED. The first 3,500 entrants will receive a short-sleeved t-shirt and will be eligible for random awards if they are present at the awards ceremony.
Enjoy refreshments after the race and stay for the awards ceremony.
2 Kilometer Fun Walk
The 2 kilometer fun walk will begin shortly after the start of the 5K at 8:00 am. It takes off from Pleasant Valley Road in the vicinity of the start of the 5K, and follows paved trails through the neighborhood. Walkers may register on Thanksgiving Day, but are urged to pre-register. The walk is not timed or scored.
Results from past races:
2009 Men | Women
2008 Men | Women
2007 Men | Women
2006 Men | Women
2005 Men | Women
2004 Men | Women
2003 Men | Women
2002 Men | Women
2001 Men | Women
2000 Men | Women
Race Day Reports and Photos
Never run a 5K before? Want to run a faster 5K? Take a look at our Tips for Training for a 5K articles.
From I-66 West, take exit 52, Route 29 South, toward Centreville, and bear right onto US Route 29. Turn right onto Pleasant Valley Road at traffic light, and left onto Wetherburn Court.
There is no race parking at the community center building or on Pleasant Valley Road. Runners are asked to park at the Bull Run Elementary School parking lot across Route 29 from the traffic light at Pleasant Valley Road, or at the church which is on the right side of US Route 29 just before the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road. It is a short walk to the community center building or the start/finish line on Pleasant Valley Road.
Please join us on Thanksgiving morning!
Photo: Runners on the course in the 2004 Virginia Run Turkey Trot 5K.