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Turkey Trot returns to Del Ray later this week

The 2019 Turkey Trot, photo via Visit Del Ray/Facebook

After COVID shut it down last year, the annual Alexandria Turkey Trot is gobbling up parts of Del Ray later this week.

The Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving Morning (Thursday, Nov. 25) at 9 a.m. The event is put together by DC Road Runners and the Del Ray Business Association. The five-mile run/walk is scheduled to take trotters through Del Ray, starting and ending at George Washington Middle school. Dogs and strollers are allowed and will have their own starting area separate from the runners.

Drivers in the area can expect temporary road closures along Mount Vernon Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue during day.

“In the spirit of the holiday, runners and spectators are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to support ALIVE!, the oldest and largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria, VA dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger,” the Del Ray Business Association said in the Facebook post.

Those interested in joining the Turkey Trot can register online. Standard registration is $25, with $20 registration for children ages 13-20 and $10 for children under 13.

Photo via Visit Del Ray/Facebook

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