Frequently Asked Questions


What is a virtual 5K?

A Virtual 5K is a distance event that can be done anytime and anywhere. Participants register for the event online and choose the time and place for their participation.
During the month of November, join us virtually by running or walking in your neighborhood or local park. The goal of this virtual 5K is to create awareness and raise funds to help benefit those in need by providing much-needed food, housing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs. This year, to keep our mission moving during coronavirus concerns, we are taking precautions to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by hosting a virtual event.


When is the race?

Since this year’s race is virtual, run or walk safely in your neighborhood during the month of November.
Please Note: In order to qualify for race and fundraising prizes, you must be completed by November 26th 6 a.m.

Is there a family or group discount?

Yes, virtual groups or teams of 5 or more receive $10 discount for the group when registering at one time using code #TROTTEAM2020.


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 note: You can only use the same email for multiple participants when all registering at one time. If you have completed registration and need to register someone else, please use a new email.


Where are packet pickups and when?

To visit the 2020 Virtual Trot for Hunger Packet Pickup Schedule, click here


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, and t-shirt sizes.


Can I complete my 5K on Thanksgiving morning?

Yes. However, all race results must be submitted by 10:00 am on Thanksgiving.


When will the race results be posted?

The race results will be posted on Thanksgiving Day before the Trot Virtual Ceremony.


I have a question, how do I contact someone?

Please contact the Trot for Hunger office at or 202.753.4960.




Questions or comments?

Contact our Trot for Hunger Manager, Bianca Washington, at or 202.753.4960.

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