2022 Turkey Trots

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Fitness

Get out and get active to support a good cause!

Kick off your Thanksgiving celebrations and burn some pre-feast calories with a fun run in your community! Turkey trots are usually family-friendly races that sometimes have a charitable element to them. Most of the turkey trots are back to being in person this year, but some races are still offering a virtual option.

4th Annual 5k Race
Tysons Rotary Turkey Trot 

Date:
Sunday, November 13

Time:
8:00am

Location:
Tysons Central Park
1775 Tysons, Blvd
Tysons, VA

Registration Fee:
Online registration through Friday, November 11, 8:00pm: $35
During packet pick up and on race day: $40

The Tysons Rotary’s Virtual Turkey Trot raises funds for the local charities we support and to continue developing a sense of community for residents and businesses in the Tysons area. Run/walk to show the spirit and camaraderie of the Tysons community enhancing lives for a better tomorrow.

YMCA Virtual Turkey Chase

Date:
Virtual: Tuesday, November 18 – Monday, November 28
In Person: Thursday, November 24

In Person Location:
All race bibs and t-shirts will be picked up at the YMCA Bethesda Chevy Chase – 9401 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814

Registration Fee:
In Person 10K Run: $50
In Person 2 Mile Walk/Run: $40
Virtual 10K Run/Walk: $45
Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $45
Virtual 2 Mile Walk: $45
Virtual 10 Mile Bike Ride: $45
400yd Swim: $45
Virtual 1 Mile Swim: $45

The Turkey Chase Charity Run originated in 1982 in partnership with the YMCA Bethesda Chevy Chase and Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary. This year’s Turkey Chase Charity Run will benefit more youth and families in the metropolitan area. The Y’s Turkey Chase is one of the largest 10K’s in the metropolitan area and the largest fundraiser for the YMCA and Rotary.

To ensure everyone can participate, this year’s chase also offers virtual walking, running, biking, and swimming events.

Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

Date:
Saturday, November 19

Time:
5k: 9:00am
1 Mile: 9:45am

Location:
Ida Lee Park
60 Ida Lee Drive NW
Leesburg, VA

Registration Fee:

5K:
Through November 12: $30
November 13 – November 16: $35
November 17 – November 19: $40

1 Mile Fun Run:
Through November 16: $15
November 17 – November 19:
$20 

Celebrating 20 years of running! Take the opportunity to have fun and exercise! Enjoy the beautiful cross country course that runs through scenic Ida Lee’s 138 acre park.

All participants are asked to bring 2 canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the Loudoun Hunger Relief Food Bank.

Herndon Turkey Trot 5K Race

Date:
Saturday, November 19

Time:
4:00pm

Location:
Herndon Community Center
814 Ferndale Avenue
Herndon, VA 20170

Registration Fee:
Adults (21 & up): $40
Kids (20 & under): $25

This cross country 5K scenic run is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition. Long-sleeve athletic shirts to first 350 registered runners. This year includes a costume contest (both individual and group categories), door prizes, top 3 M/F awards, plus a post-race Aslin beer for those over 21!

Vienna Turkey Trot

Date:
Sunday, November 20

Time:
Kids Fun Run: 8:00am
5K/10K: 8:30am

Location:
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
400 Center Street South
Vienna, VA

Registration Fee:
5k: $45
10k: $50
Kids’ Fun Run: $20

The James Madison High School Band will be hosting the 20th Annual Vienna Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Fun Run. All proceeds benefit the JMHS “Pride of Vienna” Band and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department. Join us for a great run, super music, fun prizes, refreshments after the race and the Finish Line Festival!  

Turkey Day 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run

Date:
Thursday, November 24

Time:
5K: 8:00am
1 Mile: 8:55am

Location:
South Lakes High School
Reston, VA

Registration Fee:

Through November 4
5K: $40
5K 14 & Under: $30
1 Mile: $30

November 5 – 25
5K: $45
5K 14 & Under: $35
1 Mile: $35

Ready, set, gobble, gobble, gobble! Whether you run, walk, or wobble to the finish, make this Thanksgiving one to remember at the Turkey Day 5K & 1 Mile! Join us live or virtually.

31st Annual Virginia Run Turkey Trot

Date:
Thursday, November 24

Time:
Turkey Trot 5K: 8:00am – 11:00am
Turkey Trot 2K Walk: 8:05am – 11:00am

Location:
15355 Wetherburn Court
Centreville, VA 20120

Registration Fee:
5k: $45 until 11/22/22; $50 on race day
2k Walk (Non-Timed): $5 (T-shirts $20 extra)

Founded in 1989, the Virginia Run Turkey Trot welcomes participants into the holiday season by promoting a spirit of community. 

This year, we invite runners and families back to this beloved tradition, where we will gather for a special day of turkey hats, dogs with feathered coats, and the excitement of the race. But make no mistake: We intend to combine our fun with addressing the needs of less fortunate families near and far. The Trot has raised roughly 1 million dollars for charity since its inception. Held on Thanksgiving, it is not just a race, but a reminder of what really matters. We hope you can join us. 

10th Annual Fairfax Turkey Trot

Date:
Thursday, November 24

Time:
9:00am

Location:
Mantua Swim & Tennis Club
9330 Pentland Place
Fairfax, VA 22031

Registration Fee:
$40

The Fairfax Turkey Trot is a family-friendly, community event celebrating its 10th year running!! The Fairfax Turkey Trot was established to provide a fun, safe environment to bring family and friends together and to support the larger community. Proceeds from the Fairfax Turkey Trot will be donated to  Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread).  For more than 30 years, Britepaths has provided help and hope to struggling residents in the Fairfax County area. This support has been a beacon of light to many affected members of our community during the COVID pandemic.  

Pacers Fairfax Turkey Trot 5K

Date:
Thursday, November 24

Time:
9:00am

Location:
4081 University Drive
City of Fairfax, VA22030

Registration Fee:
5K: $40. Price increases after November 16, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Virtual Race: $40. Registration ends November 24, 2022 at 6:00pm EST

Join Pacers Running for the most fun you can have on turkey day! Grab your friends and family and join us in the heart of Old Town Fairfax for the annual Fairfax Turkey Trot benefiting the City of Fairfax Fire Department Benevolent Fund.

Langley Crew Turkey Trot 5K

Date:
Saturday, November 26

Time:
9:00am

Location:
Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101

Registration Fee:
$50

Tired of shopping and eating and need an excuse to get out after Thanksgiving? Get out for a run/walk and join the Langley Crew Team for their first annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 26. Get your race shoes out and join the team in running or walking around the school and neighborhood. 

A toy drive will be held to collect new and unused toys for donations to a local charity.