Former Mayor Euille Named Grand Marshal Of The 41st Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot

November 23, 2016 9:46 AM | Pat Miller (Administrator)

    In recognition of his years of service to the City of Alexandria, former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille will serve as Grand Marshal of the 41st Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot.

    A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot will take place on Th., Nov. 24 at 9am.  This fast, flat, USATF-certified 5-mile course runs through the heart of Del Ray, and is the Mid-Atlantic's premiere Turkey Trot, featuring over 6,000 runners, including some of the fastest elite runners on the east coast as well as stroller and dog divisions.

   "I've always loved racing on Thanksgiving," said elite athlete Tyler Andrews, who recently broke the world record for the 50km, and is a past participant in the Turkey Trot. "It's one of the biggest days for road racing of year, and it's so much fun to be in the middle of that spectacle, especially in your local community."

    The 5-mile run/walk goes through the heart of Del Ray, starting and ending at George Washington Middle School at the corner of Braddock Road and Mount Vernon Avenue. The event is Metro accessible to the Braddock Road Metro Station.  Dogs and strollers are welcome, and have their own starting area.

    In the spirit of the holiday, runners and spectators are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items on race day to support ALIVE!, a nonprofit organization serving Alexandria’s needy.  Last year, ALIVE! received 46 banana boxes filled with food, $689 in cash donations, and a $5,000 check from the Del Ray Business Association to support ALIVE!s Food Program as part of the 40th Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot.

     Online registration will be open until 8:30am on race day; in-person registration is also available (cash/check only).  For complete information on the race and to register, visit  

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