Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series. Points will also count towards our Fall Series. Find more info about the series here.
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
The first 500 registrations will receive a premium, long-sleeved race T-shirt (applicable for both 5K and 1K categories), a chip-timed bib (exclusive to 5K entrants), as well as a non-chip bib, and a race participation medal for those in the 1K category.
This year, we will support two non-profits doing meaningful work supporting the community. All proceeds will be divided and donated to A Place to Be and HopeCam. By participating in our event, you’re enjoying a great run and helping these incredible non-profits make a tangible difference in the lives of those they serve.
A Place to Be offers therapeutic and expressive arts programs, providing solace and support to those facing life’s challenges.
HopeCam tirelessly strives to bring joy and connection to children battling serious illnesses through the magic of virtual experiences.
Join us in supporting A Place to Be and HopeCam – let’s make this Turkey Trot a celebration of hope, healing, and togetherness!
Race Start Times
5k – 8am
1k – 9am
5k – $20
1k – $10
Please note that there will be no race day registration.
T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at
From Potomac Club head towards circle on Riverpoint to Upper Belmont, bear right down the hill (Upper Belmont Place) past Riverside HS, bear right at the circle, down the hill and circle the entire conference center perimeter, and turn left on Charlena Beth Drive, past the football field and bear right at the Circle and up the hill (upper Belmont) to the circle and Left onto Riverpoint for the homestretch, which is relatively flat, to the Potomac Club.
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Race packet pickup will be from 9 am – 6 pm on Tuesday, November 26, and from 9 am-2 pm on Wednesday, November 27, at the Potomac Club 43459 Riverpoint Drive, Lansdowne, VA 20176. Please plan to pick up your race packets in advance to ensure enough time for all participants to make it to the start on time on Thanksgiving morning.
Race Day Registration
Registration closes on Sunday, November 24, 2024. There will be NO RACE REGISTRATION on race day.
Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off. We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc). You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.
We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfer
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
The races will start and finish in front of the Potomac Club at Lansdowne on the Potomac 43459 Riverpoint Drive, Landsdowne, VA 20176.
Curbside parking is available throughout the Lansdowne on the Potomac neighborhood, in the open parking lot at the Potomac Club, and in the outdoor swimming pool parking lot on Coton Farm Court. Road closures will be in effect along the race route before and shortly after. Please see the race route below and plan accordingly.
No parking is permitted on Riverside Parkway or at any of the area Loudoun County Schools. Please refrain from parking in resident-designated parking areas, i.e., Townhouse parking.