Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get there?
Please see our directions page by clicking here.
Where is the nearest metro?
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What time does the 5k race start?
The official 5k race begins at 9:00am for timed participants and 9:15 for untimed participants.
What time should I 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 and 9:15am for untimed participants. We suggest giving yourself at least an hour before the race start as we are expecting 10,000 participants.
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 a family or group discount?
We currently do not offer a family or group discount. Children under 10 years old are always eligible to be registered at $15 (untimed bib).
What time is the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run?
The Fun Run begins at 8:30am. To participate, each child and/or adult must be registered for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run. They will receive an untimed bib (you can pick these up at the untimed packet pick-up tent) and a medal at the finish line.
Will the Little Turkey One Mile 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. The Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run will not be officially timed and no timed bibs are available for this event. Therefore, no results will be posted for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run.
Can children participate in the race and not the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run?
Yes. Children can participate in the official 5k race as long as they are registered. Children age 10 and under, who do not want to be timed, can register for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run and participate in the 5K at a discounted price. Children age 10 and under, who would like to be timed, need to register as a timed participant of the 5K. Children 10 and older need to be registered as a timed or untimed participant of the 5K. Children in strollers do not need to register.
Is there a fee for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run?
Yes. Children age 10 and under need to register for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run for $15. They will receive an untimed bib (you can pick these up at the untimed packet pick-up tent or our pre-race packet pick-ups) and a medal at the finish line.
Is 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 children?
Children aged 10 and under can be registered for the Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run. This registration also allows them to participate in the 5K. If you child would like to be timed for the 5K they must register as a timed participant (registration fee of $40). Children in strollers do not need to register for the race.
Is there a place to keep our bags?
Yes. We will have a bag check on Freedom Plaza.
Can I register for more than one person?
Yes! Please note that mutiple registrations can only be made during the Team Captain's registration process. If you would like to add additional participants, registration will have to be completed individually for each participant.
I have registered myself, can I now register someone else?
Yes, of course! Please return to the registration page and enter the information of the person/people you would like to register. Please be sure to include the correct email if you are registering an adult.
Where is the course posted?
See our course page by clicking here.
Is it a certified course?
Yes. The course is USATF course DC14011RT.
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?
Packet pickup will be available at Freedom Plaza the day of the race. Additional times, dates and locations for the packet pick-ups will be announced.
What do I need for packet pickup?
If you are picking up for more than yourself, please bring a written or typed list of the names, registration type (timed, untimed, fun run), and t-shirt sizes.
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?
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 email@example.com or 202.753.4960 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.753.4960.
Questions or comments?
Contact our Trot for Hunger Manager, Bianca Washington, at email@example.com or 202.753.4960.