Are you ready to lace up your running shoes and hit the road this Turkey Day? The Alexandria Turkey Trot 5 Miler is back in person this year, and lots of local community members are getting excited for race day. Not only is it a fun day, but it’s also part of our community’s history that has truly grown over the years! The first race was hosted way back in 1975 with just 244 runners. Today, over 6,000 people run in this time-honored tradition. This is the year you should join!
You can pre-register online or show up on race day and register in person from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. since the race start is at 9:00 a.m. on the dot. We’d recommend just registering in advance to save time and stress on the day of. The course is a big loop that heads down Mount Vernon Ave to Oxford Ave, down Commonwealth Ave, and then back around. A good course for beginners as it’s pretty flat.
If you want to add a charitable facet to your race day, bring a non-perishable food item to donate to ALIVE!, a local non-profit that provides food, shelter, and emergency help to community members in need.