Race Information

We are grateful for your participation!


Opens September 1st, Register anytime that is convenient for you. Online Registration Closes Sunday, November 21 at 8 PM.


Adults: $50
Children (6-17): $25
Children under 6: Free​


The official Lyon Park course, corner of Garfield and Pershing, one block from Christ Church of Arlington (at Highland).


Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25

Starting Time​

8:00 am

Packet Pickup

Christ Church of Arlington (CCA) 3020 N. Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 on:
• Tuesday, November 23, Noon-8:00 pm
• Wednesday, November 24, Noon-6:00 pm
• Thursday, November 25, 6:30 am-8:00 am

Results + Timing​

Commonwealth Race Management (Potomac River Running Stores) provides individual chip timing and overall posting of scores on the Turkey Trot website.


Given the importance of comfort and safety, the Arlington Turkey Trot will not "stuff the turkey" with 4,000 runners at the start on Pershing between Fillmore and Garfield, but rather utilize a rolling start to provide ample breathing room between runners.

Dear Arlington Turkey Trotters,

From 2006-2019, we have run on Thanksgiving morning at 8 am to be with family and to help others in our community who need a hand up.

Our beloved tradition looked very different in 2020 as we spread out to stop the spread, whereby Thanksgiving morning became Trot week, when over1,000 of you ran on your own in Arlington and beyond.

With this year's "Flight to the Finish," featuring newly minted turkey "MajorTom" and drones filming from above, we will once again run in person/live onThanksgiving morning.

Unlike 2019 and prior years, however, we will not be stuffed in together like a"big turkey" in order to ensure comfort, safety and social distancing.

Rather, 2021 will feature a rolling start, thereby providing plenty of breathing room.

Masks are encouraged while waiting to cross the starting line, but not necessary on the course.

Registering and running on your own during the Thanksgiving weekend is also an option for those who would prefer even more space.

Can't run, but want to participate?