Outside of mammoth races like the Army Ten-Miler, Marine Corps Marathon and the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, Thanksgiving is the busiest day of road racing in the D.C. area. Last years, 13 turkey trots totaled 21,214 finishers just in their timed divisions, to say nothing about fun runs, walks and tot trots, many of which these events sport.
This year at least 16 races will kick off around the D.C. area, with another one following a few days later.
Run hard, run for fun, wear a turkey costume, wear a pie costume if you can find one…whatever does it for you, the options are out there in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.
Note that the Virginia Run Turkey Trot and the Turkey Trot for Parkinsons in Lorton have both taken hiatuses. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re done for good – the Cheverly Trot is making a comeback this year.
Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Mile
9 a.m., George Washington Middle School, 1005 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Va.
Arlington Turkey Trot 5k – sold out
8 a.m., Christ Church of Arlington, 3020 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, Va.
Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5k/10k
8:15 a.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn, Va.
Bethesda Turkey Chase 10k
8:30 a.m., YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 9401 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, Md.
Cheverly Turkey Trot 5k
9 a.m, Cheverly Community Center, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, Md.
College Park parkrun 5k
9 a.m., Acredale Community Park, 4289 Metzerott Rd, College Park, Md.
Fairfax Turkey Trot 5k
9 a.m., Fairfax Fire Station, 4081 University Drive, Fairfax, Va.
Fairfax Turkey Trot Four Mile
9 a.m., Mantua Swimming Pool, 9330 Pentland Place, Fairfax, Va.
Gobble Wobble “Roughly 5k”
9 a.m. Greenbelt Youth Center, 99 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.
Laurel Turkey Trot 5k
8 a.m. McCullouch Field, Laurel, Md.
Prince William Turkey Trot 5k
8:30 a.m., Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd, Manassas, Va.
Thanksgiving Day Turkey Day 5k
8 a.m., South Lakes High School, Reston, Va.
River Bend Club Turkey Trot 5k
8:30 a.m. River Bend Country Club, 375 Walker Rd., Great Falls, Va.
SOME Trot for Hunger 5k
9 a.m. Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C.
St. James Turkey Trot 5k
8:30 a.m. The St. James, 6805 Industrial Rd., Springfield, Va.
Willowsford Rec Club Turkey Trot 5k
8 a.m., 41085 Willowsford Ln, Aldie, Va.
And one for dessert
MCRRC Turkey Burnoff 5/10 Mile
8 a.m., Nov. 30, Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Md.
Check out some mile seven photos from the Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Half Marathon.
New RnR course, Chocolate City Relay applications open, PVTC finishes second at masters indoors, Shoemaker sets 3k AR, DRC starts up again Wednesday.
Runners from local clubs raced the RRCA Club Challenge Feb. 26 in Howard County, Md.
Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.
Hero Dogs 3rd Annual 5K9
The in-person event at the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC will include a 5K and 1K fun run. There will also be a virtual option for supporters outside the DC area. Race week festivities will also include an amazing
George Washington Patriot Run
Join George Washington’s Mount Vernon for a 10-miler and 5K race along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. This race is live and in-person, with a virtual option for those who prefer to run at their own pace and schedule.