Arlington Turkey Trot
Founded by Christ Church of Arlington
November 22, 2018 - 8 a.m.
Join us for our 13th Annual 5k Trot!
Note from the Arlington Turkey Trot Committee:
As we look forward to the 13th Year of the Arlington Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day 2018, we give thanks to our community of Arlington. Our registrants (over 4,000 strong), sponsors, volunteers, neighbors, parishioners and, perhaps most importantly, our beneficiaries who work tirelessly to help those in our community who need a hand up!
Arlington Turkey Trot—Brief History and Fun Facts
From the time that Pastor Brian Webster came to town to lead Christ Church of Arlington, he set his sights and heart on reaching out to the community to assist the poor and needy—those in search of a friend, good food, child care—a place to call home. Brian identified two nonprofit agencies—Doorways for Women and Families and Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (now Bridges to Independence)—which provide homes for families, including women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
The vehicle that was developed to reach out to and rally the community was the November 2006 5K Arlington Turkey Trot that attracted 300 runners, joggers, walkers and strollers. Now, thirteen years later, Christ Church, together with the original charities and the Arlington Food Assistance Center, A-SPAN, Arlington Thrive, OAR, and Young Life will launch the 13th annual Turkey Trot which, by now, has become an Arlington tradition.
The 2006 Trot raised $4,200 for the beneficiaries, in 2017, with over 4,000 registrants, $120,000 was generated for the six beneficiaries. Over the past 12 years, the race registrants and business sponsors have raised over $600,000 to help Arlington residents who need a “hand up.”
Based on a recent survey question, the vast majority of “trotters” run for fun and Arlington Magazine rated the Arlington Turkey Trot Arlington’s #1 local race/charity run.
Thomas (the turkey) and friends (in costume) will run, jog, walk and stroll again this year. We will have a pre- run costume party and contest at the Church on Friday, November 16th from 5pm-7pm.
Please wear your costume, pick up your shirt and bib, and enjoy the festivities!
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