Turkey Trot Raises Over $5,000 For ALIVE!

The Alexandria Turkey Trot mascot was decked out in Virginia Tech gear to welcome the Del Ray community’s incoming neighbors, The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus.

Despite the coldest Thanksgiving morning in over 20 years, over 4,000 runners finished the five-mile Alexandria Turkey Trot, and a new women’s course record was set, with Birtukan Alemu of Washington, D.C. finishing the race in 26 minutes, 21 seconds. The 43rd annual race raised $5,000 for ALIVE!;  runners also donated 2,008 pounds of food, plus an additional $485 in cash donations. The Alexandria Turkey Trot is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association and DC Road Runners. Complete results are available at www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com.  Photos by Will Niccolls

The Del Ray Business Association presents a $5,000 check to ALIVE Executive Director Diane Charles.