November 14th, 2019
This year marks the 44th birthday of the Alexandria Turkey Trot, so it’s safe to say this Thanksgiving morning race has become an important local tradition. Maybe that’s because locals like to preemptively run off their Turkey feasts, or perhaps it’s because the race provides an opportunity to meet up with friends and family a few hours before dinner. Either way, you won’t want to miss your chance to be part of the tradition this year on Thursday, November 28th.
Before you tuck into turkey and pumpkin pie, head to Mount Vernon Ave in Del Ray for the five-mile race. The course highlights flat, paved parts of the city, so it’s appropriate even for beginner runners. More than 5,000 of them are expected to show up at the starting line before the 9 a.m. start time, so allow yourself a few extra minutes to arrive and get situated. You’re invited to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate to a local organization that helps to feed those in need—what better way to start your Thanksgiving? Registration is $20.