Thursday, November 22, 2012
Photos from Del Ray's 37th annual Thanksgiving Day race.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Drew Hansen
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Enjoy our photos from Thursday's Alexandria Turkey Trot, the 37th annual Thanksgiving Day race through Del Ray and Rosemont. You can read about the race here. To view complete race results, check out the Turkey Trot website. To add your photos of the race to our gallery, simply click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above.
The 37th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot sends more than 4,600 runners through the streets of Del Ray and Rosemont.
Organizers believe a record number of participants graced the 37th edition of the Alexandria Turkey Trot on Thursday. More than 4,600 runners, walkers and stroller-pushers signed up prior to race day, with several hundred more registering in a small window before Thursday morning's starting gun. The 5-mile trot, which sends runners through the streets of Del Ray and Rosemont, was staged at George Washington Middle School for the second straight year. Organizers made the move last year to make the race Metro accessible and to provide a bigger staging area. Thursday's race started at 9 a.m., an hour earlier than previous years, in an effort to open up the roads to vehicle traffic more quickly. “This is a wonderful event,” said John …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The standard entry fee for the Nov. 22 race is $20.
Registration is now open online for the 2012 Alexandria Turkey Trot, which will begin for the second straight year at George Washington Middle School on Thanksgiving morning. The standard race entry fee is $20. Registration for runners ages 13 to 20 is $15, while children under 13 can register for $5. Runners may also purchase a long-sleeve cotton T-shirt or a short-sleeve technical T-shirt for an extra $10 with their registration. Online 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…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Move to George Washington Middle School accommodates largest crowd in the history of the Thanksgiving Day race.
After 35 years of kicking off the Alexandria Turkey Trot at the north end of Del Ray, a move to the south end proved vital in accommodating the largest crowd in the history of the race. More than 4,000 runners took to the streets Thursday for the 36th installment of what’s billed as the area’s premier Thanksgiving Day race. For the first time ever, the race kicked off and finished at George Washington Middle School. In the past, the race was stationed at Cora Kelly Recreation Center. The growing size of the race field prompted organizers to make a switch in location and to alter the 5-mile course through the neighborhood. “This has been a huge difference,” said Jill Erber, race chair with the Del Ray Business Association, which organizes …
The 36th annual Thanksgiving Day race draws big crowd at George Washington Middle School.
Enjoy these photos from the 36th annual Alexandria Turkey Trot. If you'd like to add your own photos of the race, click on the button that says "Submit Photo & Video." For official results, click here.