2023 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. Turkey trots are back to being in person this year, but some races are still offering a virtual option.

5th Annual 5k Race
Tysons Rotary Turkey Trot 

Date:
Sunday, November 12

Time:
8:00am

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

Registration Fee:
Online registration through Thursday, November 9, 8:00pm: $35
During packet pick up and on race day: $40

The Tysons Rotary’s 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. Still feeling the impact of the pandemic, the needs of our local charities continue to be critical. Sign up and run/walk to show the spirit and camaraderie of the Tysons community enhancing lives for a better tomorrow.

Freeze Your Gizzard
5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

Date:
Saturday, November 18

Time:
5k: 9:00am
1 Mile Fun Run: 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 18: $40

1 Mile Fun Run:
Through November 16: $15
November 17 – November 18:
$20 

 Join us for the celebration of 21 years running! All pre-registered 5k runners are guaranteed a long sleeve performance shirt. Refreshments will follow both races. The 5K race runs through a scenic cross-country course in Ida Lee Park’s 138 acres. No dogs, wagons, or baby strollers are allowed on the course due to the terrain. 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 18

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.

Vienna Turkey Trot
10K, 5K, & Fun Run

Date:
Sunday, November 19

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 21st Annual Vienna Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run on the Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving! All proceeds benefit the JMHS “Pride of Vienna” band program 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

12th Annual Spend Yourself® 5K Run/3K Walk

Date:
Sunday, November 19

Time:
8:00am

Location:
Columbia
103 W Columbia Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

Registration Fee:
$40

RACING… to feed the hungry!  Why Virtually Turkey Trot when you can Spend Yourself to help others Join us SUNDAY, November 19, 2023, for our 12th Annual Spend Yourself® 5K Run/3K. This fundraiser benefits Columbia’s Spend Yourself® World Hunger ministries in Falls Church, Haiti and Zambia. 

YMCA Turkey Chase Charity Race
Live & Virtual

Date:
Virtual: Tuesday, November 20 – Sunday, November 26
In Person: Thursday, November 23

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: $55
In Person 2 Mile Walk/Run: $50
Virtual 10K Run/Walk: $50
Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $50
Virtual 2 Mile Walk: $50
Virtual 10 Mile Bike Ride: $50
Virtual 400yd Swim: $50
Virtual 1 Mile Swim: $50

YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase and the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary are proud to invite you to the 41st Annual Turkey Chase Charity Race!  Join the thousands of participants from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and worldwide who’ve raised millions of dollars for kids in our community! Run, Walk, Swim, or Bike! – Whether you want to participate in person or virtually, everyone can be a part of this 40+ year community tradition!

Turkey Day 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run

Date:
Thursday, November 23

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

Location:
South Lakes High School
Reston, VA

Registration Fee:

Through November 23
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.

32nd Annual Virginia Run Turkey Trot

Date:
Thursday, November 23

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

Location:
Virginia Run Community Association
15355 Wetherburn Court
Centreville, VA 20120

Registration Fee:
5k: $50 until 11/22/22; $55 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. 

11th Annual Fairfax Turkey Trot

Date:
Thursday, November 23

Time:
9:00am

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

Registration Fee:
$40

Earn your turkey dinner and help support those in need! 

Complete your 4-mile run, walk or trot with your friends and family. The 4-mile course is located in the Mantua community.  Trotters will run/walk through the lovely Mantua neighborhood with enthusiastic spectators cheering along the route.   

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.  Britepaths is a dedicated leader in developing sustainable solutions meeting the challenges of low-income working families through emergency assistance, financial literacy and one-on-one mentoring. Your support is needed now more than ever. 

2023 City of Fairfax Turkey Trot 5K

Date:
Thursday, November 23

Time:
9:00am

Location:
4081 University Drive
City of Fairfax, VA22030

Registration Fee:
Through November 19: $40 for the 5k
November 20-Race Day: $45

Get together with your Friends and Family and join the City of Fairfax Fire Department for our 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K to Suport the Fairfax City Fire Department Benevolent Fund. 

2023 Black Friday 5k & 10k

Date:
Friday, November 24

Time:
10k: 8:45am
5k: 9:00am

Location:
Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox Rd
Herndon, VA 20171

Registration Fee:
5k: $30, until Oct 31 ($35)
10k: $45, until Oct 31 ($50)
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

Come enjoy the new route at Frying Pan Park! Walkers are welcome to attend this event.

Langley Crew Turkey Trot 5K

Date:
Saturday, November 25

Time:
9:00am

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

Registration Fee:
5K (18 & Under): $25
5K (19 & Over): $40 through November 15  then $50 through Race Day
5K (5 & Under): Free

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a fun-filled event that combines fitness and festivity with supporting the Langley Crew team. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a leisurely stroll, this event is perfect for everyone. So gather your friends, family, and even your furry companions, and let’s trot together!