Frequently asked questions...
The race’s mission is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun, healthy Thanksgiving activity together, and to raise support for six local charities: Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), A-SPAN, Arlington Thrive, Bridges to Independence, OAR, and Young Life.
A huge crowd of excited and anticipatory Trot participants pouring in from surrounding neighborhoods and church as they make their way to the starting line on Pershing between Garfield and Fillmore.
Christ Church of Arlington donates all net proceeds from the event to six local beneficiaries. Over the past 15 years, over $900,000 has been raised for the beneficiaries. Funding from sponsors also plays a role in raising donations. If you or your business is interested in supporting or sponsoring the Turkey Trot, please contact our Race Director, Mark Riley today at (703) 927-0328 or email us at ArlingtonTurkeyTrot@gmail.com.
Your Turkey Trot T-shirt, of course! Get it at Packet Pick-up. Check the weather to see if you should wear a long-sleeve shirt under it. That’s what most folks do. Then again, some wear costumes.
Always. If your dog is well-behaved, on a leash and good around a LOT of people, you are more than welcome to bring him or her. We’ve had many canines do this fowl race. The bird dogs are especially good. Don’t forget the little baggies. (It might be best to start near the back of the race for your dog’s comfort.)
You can be a volunteer! Our great volunteers have played key roles in making the Turkey Trot so successful. View our volunteer page for more info.