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Alexandria’s Favorite Thanksgiving Morning Tradition Returns

Runners at the starting line of the Alexandria Turkey Trot. (Photo: Will Niccolls)

By Maureen Schweers

Alexandria, VA – A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the 48th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thanksgiving morning.

The five-mile run/walk starts at 9 a.m. on Th., Nov. 23 and goes through the heart of Del Ray, starting and ending at George Washington Middle School. This fast, flat, USATF-certified course is the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere Turkey Trot, featuring over 6,000 runners, including some of the fastest elite runners on the East coast. Dogs and strollers are welcome, and have their own starting area.

“The Turkey Trot is one of our favorite holiday traditions in Del Ray,” said Dr. Lauren Fisher, the president of the Del Ray Business Association. “It’s amazing seeing friends, neighbors, and generations of families running together and giving back to those in need.”

Del Ray Business Association President Dr. Lauren Fisher presents a check to ALIVE during the Alexandria Turkey Trot. (Photo: Will Niccolls)

In the spirit of the holiday, runners and spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to support ALIVE!, the oldest and largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger. The 2022 race raised over $6,000 for ALIVE, and 1,168 pounds of food were donated for ALIVE’s food bank.

For complete information on the race and to register, visit

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