The 2012 Alexandria Turkey Trot will start at 9 a.m. on Nov. 22, an hour earlier than in previous years.
John Reynolds, the race coordinator with the Del Ray Business Association, said the earlier start time should help alleviate Thanksgiving traffic by getting roads in Del Ray and Rosemont reopened before noon.
The 5-mile race, now in its 37th year, is presented by the DRBA and DC Road Runners. The event is the DRBA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. More than 4,600 runners registered for the 2011 race.
This year’s trot will begin and end at George Washington Middle School for the second straight year. Both the starting and finish lines will be on Mt. Vernon Avenue in front of the school.
For more information on the course, see the attached PDF file on the right.
Online race registration is currently open. Check out Patch's story on registration or visit the Alexandria Turkey Trot website for more details.
Registrants have the option of making a donation to race benefactor ALIVE!, a nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers from more than 40 religious congregations and community groups working to help Alexandrians in need.
This year’s race will once again have special fields for runners with strollers and runners with leashed dogs.