Participate in a Turkey Trot in MD, DC, or VA

by | Nov 2, 2022 | 0 comments

The last few years there haven’t been many in person Turkey Trots throughout the country but this year you’ll have your pick throughout the DMV.


  • The only Turkey Trot in DC on Thanksgiving is the Trot for Hunger.  This year they have a goal of $1 million which helps provide healthcare, housing, job training and social services for DC residents in need.  You can join virtually or in person.


  • Alexandria Turkey Trot supports started at Mount Vernon Ave ALIVE! which helps Alexandria families in need. Food donations are also collected.
  • Christ Church of Arlington will host a turkey trot one block from the church and proceeds will benefit 18 local organizations.  Well behaved dogs and strollers are also welcome.
  • Fairfax Turkey Trot supports Britepaths an organization that helps local low-income families.
  • Prince William Turkey Trot offers a 5k at 8:30 and 1 mile at 9:30 at the Freedom Aquatics & Fitness Center in Manassas.  Proceeds will go towards Hero’s Bridge and The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation which honors veterans and helps children with medical bills, respectively.
  • Vienna Turkey Trot offers their race the Sunday before Thanksgiving on November 20th with multiple race options.  The 5k and 10k start at 8:30 and a Kid Fun Run at 8am.  The Turkey Trot raises money for the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department and Madison High School Marching Band.


  • The Bethesda Turkey Chase raised money for the YMCA and BCC Rotary and is the largest running event in Montgomery County.  The Chase can be a 10k run or 2 mile walk.  Racers can walk, run, bike or swim virtually as well.
  • Laurel Turkey Trot starts at McCullough Field and offers an in-person 5k or 1 mile race at 8am on Thanksgiving Day but you can follow any of the mapped routes anytime Thanksgiving week.  Proceeds benefit local low-income families and the homeless through Laurel Advocacy Referral Services.
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