Arlington Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 22, 2012   8:00 AM
Christ Church of Arlington 3020 N. Pershing Dr at Highland Street
Arlington , VA

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Brief Description:

On Thanksgiving Day the Arlington Turkey Trot begins at 8 a.m. at Christ Church of Arlington (CCA), 3020 N. Pershing Drive (intersection of Pershing and Highland Street, about 1/2 mile South of Clarendon Metro). It provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun, healthy Thanksgiving activity together, and to raise support for three local charities: Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, Doorways for Women & Families, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Online Reg. Closes:

November 17, 2012 09:00 PM Pacific Time

The Course:

We will stuff the starting line near CCA then waddle our way through the Lyon Park and Ashton Heights neighborhoods. Final flaps will once again occur at Lyon Park where we’ll reunite with all the other turkeys for race results and prizes.


Runner Support:

The Turkey Trot has been approved by Arlington County, and the Arlington Police Department is working closely with CCA to ensure safety. Police and volunteers will help guide runners/walkers around the turns and divert automobile traffic from the route. Medical personnel will be on call for treatment, if necessary. A water station will be positioned shortly after the 2nd mile marker, and both food and beverages will be available at the end of the route.

Bib/Timing Tag & Shirt Pick Up/ Late Registration:

Dates & times: Tuesday Nov. 20 (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.); Wednesday Nov. 21 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.); Thursday Nov. 22 Race Day (6:45 – 7:30 a.m.; bibs til 7:45 am.) Location: Christ Church of Arlington — 3020 N. Pershing Dr at Highland, Arlington, VA (1/2 mile South of Clarendon Metro). T-shirts aren’t guaranteed to those registering after Nov. 1. During race week Nov. 18-22, higher rates apply, registration isn’t guaranteed, and credit cards NOT accepted.


EARLY BIRD — if registered by Nov. 1. T-shirt guaranteed. REGULAR — if registered by Nov. 17. RACE WEEK - after Nov. 17 ($35.00 adult; $20.00 Children 6-17; $5.00 Under 6) and by cash or check (to Arlington Turkey Trot) only race week or day. Total paid may also include an online registration service charge.

Family Registration and Mail-In Registration:

The family rate and mail in registration are not being offered this year. For anyone needing financial or other assistance with registration, please contact us at 703 527-0420, or via e-mail at

Award Ceremony:

The prize ceremony will be held at Lyon Park (414 N. Fillmore Street, Arlington, VA) following the race to recognize the top three male and female finishers overall and the top three male and female finishers in multiple age groups. No stroller prizes. The ChronoTrack B-Tag timing device will be used this year to determine finishers’ times.

Other Information:

On-street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. To learn more click . Accepting canned and dry food and baby product donations on race day, along with gift cards to local grocery stores for the charities to distribute. T-shirts guaranteed if registered on or before November 1.

Timing and Certification:

TThe 2012 Arlington Turkey Trot will use ChronoTrack B-Tag timing device. Please read B-Tag instructions for how to wear correctly. Also, the course certified as 5K by USA Track & Field.


November highs average 59 and low 36 degrees Fahrenheit per As of November 18, 2011, their 10-day forecast for this Thanksgiving is Sunny, high 48°F low 39 °F.

Hosted by Christ Church of Arlington:

To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a savior; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whomsoever will come, this church opens wide her doors and offers welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. Brian Webster, Pastor. 703 527-0420, 3020 N. Pershing Dr. at Highland St, Arlington VA or


Accepting canned and dry food and baby product donations on race day at Christ Church of Arlington, along with gift cards to local grocery stores for the charities to distribute. Additional cash donations can be made at online donations .
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