How do I get there?

Please see our directions page by clicking here.



Where is the nearest metro?

Please see our directions page by clicking here.



What time does the 5k race start?

The official 5k race begins at 9:00am for timed participants and 9:15 for untimed participants.



Is there a family or group discount?

Please contact our Trot for Hunger office to learn more about family or group discounts at trotforhunger@some.org or call (202) 797-8806 ext. 1131



What time is the Kids' One Mile Fun Run?

The Fun Run begins at 8:30am. To participate, each child and/or adult must be registered for the Official 5K.



What time does the race finish?

The course roads will reopen to drivers at 10:30am. However, most participants are finished by 10:00am.



Is there parking available?

Street parking will be available on the streets to the north of Pennsylvania Avenue. As it is a holiday, time limits and meter fees will not apply. 



Can we bring a stroller?

Yes, but due to safety concerns, strollers are not allowed to line up alongside runners. Please remain in the very back of the pack for your own safety.



Can we bring a pet?

Yes! We love our furry friends! However, due to safety concerns, participants must keep their pets on a leash throughout the entire event. Also, participants with pets are not allowed to line up alongside runners. Please remain in the very back of the pack for your own safety.



Do participants wear costumes?

Since this is a turkey trot, we encourage our participants to dress up as turkeys. We discourage our participants from dressing up as Native Americans i.e. wearing face paint, head dresses, feathers, etc. as these have distinct meanings for each tribe and nation.



Do I need to pay for my kid?

Children ages 8 and up who are interested in participating in the fun run or the 5K must be registered for the race!



Is there a place to keep our bags?

Yes. We will have a bag check on Freedom Plaza. 



How early do we need to arrive?

We recommend that participants arrive as early as possible as lines to pick up registration materials in time for the official race start at 9:00am for timed participants nad 9:15am for untimed participants. We suggest giving yourself at least an hour before the race start as we are expecting 10,000 participants.



Can I register for more than one person?

Yes. If registering a group of individuals that are not participating on a team, please make sure to register them and yourself all at once. If you run into problems with the system shutting you out, please contact the Trot for Hunger office at trotforhunger@some.org or 202.797.8806 ext. 1093.



I have registered myself, can I now register someone else?

Yes. Please contact the Trot for Hunger office at trotforhunger@some.org or 202.797.8806 ext. 1131 for help with this transaction.



Where is the course posted?

See our course page by clicking here.



Is it a certified course?

Yes. The course is USATF course DC14011RT.



Will the Fun Run be timed? Will results be posted?

During the Fun Run, there will be a large digital timer displayed for participants to keep track of their time. However, the ChronoTrack timing chips will not be activated for the Fun Run. Therefore, no results will be posted for this “Fun Run”.



Can children participate in the race and not the Fun Run?

Yes. Participants of any age can participate in the official 5k race as long as they are registered.



Is there a fee for the Fun Run?

Yes. To participate in the Fun Run, each child and/or adult must be registered for the Official 5K.



Can I run if I am signed up as an untimed participant?

Yes. You may run even if you are untimed.



Where are packet pickups and when?

The times, dates and locations for the packet pick-ups are posted here.



What do I need for packet pickup?

Please bring a photo ID with you.



What do I need for the day of the race?

Please bring a photo ID with you. We understand that children rarely have photo IDs. Make sure they are accompanied by an adult with a photo ID.



What is the terrain of the race like?

The course is flat and entirely paved.



Is the race handicap accessible?

Yes. We encourage all who would like to participate to come on out!



I left something at the race, who can I call about lost and found?

The Trot for Hunger staff will gather all remaining lost and found items and bring them back to SOME. Please contact the Trot for Hunger office at trotforhunger@some.org or 202.797.8806 ext. 1131 to retrieve your belongings.



When will the race results be posted?

The race results will be posted within a few hours after the race on Thankgiving Day. Check out the race results here.



I have a question, how do I contact someone?

Please contact the Trot for Hunger office at trotforhunger@some.org or 202.797.8806 ext. 1131.

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