Virginia Run Thanksgiving 5k Turkey Trot

Virginia Run Thanksgiving 5k Turkey Trot Founded in 1989 to promote health, community spirit and raise money for a charitable cause. Donated over $1 million to Life with Cancer.
In 1989, the Virginia Run Turkey Trot was founded by Virginia Run resident Laurie Horstmann to promote health, community spirit and raise money for a charitable cause. The race proceeds went to the Red Cross in 1989 and Western Fairfax Christian ministries in 1990 and 1991. In 1992, our neighbor and friend, Gail Kurkjian, was diagnosed with breast cancer. We wanted to do something for her, and she asked us to donate the money to Life with Cancer (LWC), the organization that was helping her and her family (3 young girls) cope with Gail’s cancer. From this we began working with Gordon Hay, the director of Life with Cancer and formed a lasting relationship. Sadly, the community lost Gail in 1995, but Gail’s spirit lives on along with many others who have been stricken by cancer, not only in the Virginia Run community, but also with our surrounding neighborhoods. A tradition was started for each year’s race to be dedicated to community members who lost their battle with cancer during the year. We cherish those years when we can dedicate the race to cancer survivors and those affected by cancer instead of in memory of someone. We are proud to say the Virginia Run Turkey Trot has donated over $1 million to Life with Cancer® (http://www.lifewithcancer.org/). Last year we raised $94,000 and had over 4,400 participants. The race would not be possible without our community volunteers, generous sponsors, and loyal participants. Thank you all! We look forward to another successful race this Thanksgiving. Come join the fun!

11/22/2018

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving!!! We are truly honored to share this very chilly morning with you! Thank you for being part of an amazing and meaningful tradition!! We can't wait to see you at the starting line!! Here's to our 30th year: may we always appreciate the reason why we are doing this, may we never lose the love and togetherness every morning, and most of all may we continue to honor our loved ones and friends who have fought the great fight and lost, who are survivors and currently fighting. We love you all and are truly honored. Thank you is not enough!!!

11/21/2018

We are here and ready to see you all!!! Stop by and pick up your bib and t-shirt for our 30th Anniversary!! 3-8!!

11/21/2018

Happy Wednesday! Our fourth packet pick up day is TODAY from 3-8!! We are expecting a big rush this evening!

11/21/2018

Runners: today is the last day you can register for the run!! Packet pickup is 3-8pm today.

11/20/2018

Our Third Packet Pick Up is happening NOW!! Stop by to pick up your t-shirt and bib!! We are here until 8!! Thank you to all who have stopped by already!! We are so honored to be spending our Thursday morning with you!!

11/18/2018

Our 2nd packet pick up is happening RIGHT NOW! Come on down to the community center and get your bib and t-shirt!! Sun. 11/18 1-4!

11/18/2018

First Packet Pick Up today was great and we are excited for tomorrow's as well!! Stop by the community center between 1-4 11/18!!

11/15/2018

Only a couple more days away!!! We are excited and hope you are too!! Our FIRST Packet Pick Up is SATURDAY November 17th from 1-4!!!

We are also still in need of volunteers! Please send us a message if you're available! :)

11/13/2018

Volunteers - we need you!!!

We need all outside course setup/tear down and traffic control race day volunteers to come to the clubhouse Saturday morning at 9am for training. We’ll have an early start Thanksgiving morning, and some advance instruction will make for a smoother day!!

Thank you!! We can’t do it without you!!

11/11/2018

***ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER UPDATES***

We also need:

1. Saturday 17th, 9am-noon: Volunteers to help set up the community center for packet pick up and prepping the course outside.

2. Saturday 17th, 9am- For all volunteers planning to help with outside setup or traffic control on Thanksgiving morning, please come to the community center to receive training and instructions. This will help make the race morning run smoother!

Thank you all so much....we couldn’t do it without you!!!

11/04/2018

We are officially 18 days away!!! The days are rolling by and we are getting so excited!! Please keep registering as this is such an incredible event with so much meaning and tradition behind it!!! We can't wait to celebrate the morning with you!!

Please keep a look out about volunteering opportunities and the famous packet pick up days!!!

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10/13/2018

40 MORE DAYS UNTIL this wonderful event!! Keep registering and training! Our numbers keep growing and we are so excited! If this is your first time doing a 5k, or walking in the 2k, we are so happy to have you be part of our day and are proud of your commitment! This is truly a memorable event and tradition to so many families!

10/03/2018

Today should be called: Terrific TUESDAY because EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED!! Yes, you heard correctly! We are extending registration to Monday October 8th! If you sign up now then you will only pay $30! We are so excited for this wonderful event to happen in just 8 short weeks!! Make this a family or even a friendsgiving event! This has become a tradition in so many families! We are truly lucky to spend the day with you and supporting a tremendous cause.

09/29/2018

Just a friendly reminder that the early bird registration ends on SUNDAY 9/30! Thank you to all the wonderful participants/teams that have registered. YOU are amazing and we are so excited to be able to experience this memorable event with you all!!

We are only 102 days away from this incredible event!! That also means that REGISTRATION is officially open! We can't wa...
08/12/2018
Virginia Run Turkey Trot – 5K and 2K walk to benefit Inova's Life with Cancer Program

We are only 102 days away from this incredible event!! That also means that REGISTRATION is officially open! We can't wait to spend the day with you and to come together for what will be such a memorable experience!!

30th Annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot ABOUT THE RACE The Virginia Run Turkey Trot was founded in 1989 to promote health, community spirit and raise money for a charitable cause. Since its inception the race has donated over $1 Million to Life with Cancer. Watch the video to learn mor...

03/27/2018

We are officially 240 days away from the big day! We are so excited for our 30th year and hope you are too! Stay tuned for future posts!! Now is the perfect time to get a head start on training for the 5k! :)

01/06/2018

We hope you are having an amazing start to your new year! We have a great feeling that 2018 will be such a memorable year, after all this will mark the 30th Annual Turkey Trot!! How incredible is that?!

Keep up the great work with your goals this year! We are so lucky to have every single one of you be part of this wonderful event! Stay tuned... :)

11/24/2017

Don’t forget! No race day registration for runners - that means today is the last day to register if you plan to run!

11/22/2017

We are here and can't wait to see you!!! Stop by and pick up your packet, bib and shirt!! We are expecting a BIG turn out tonight so the earlier the better!! We are here until 8:00 pm!! :)

11/22/2017

Don’t forget! No race day registration for runners - that means today is the last day to register if you plan to run!

11/21/2017

Still need to pick up your packet?! No problem!! Head on over and we will be happy to assign you a bib and get you your awesome t-shirt!! You have until 8. Can't make it?? Have no fear, stop by tomorrow 11/22 from 3-8!! Thank you for being incredible and for joining us on Thursday morning to show our love and support to Amy and Gail!

11/19/2017

Thank you to those that came out today to volunteer; you guys rock! Thank you as well to our runners/walkers for coming out to our 1st packet pick up! Our second pick up will be TOMORROW November 19th from 1-4 pm! We can't wait to see everyone!! We are so close to the big day!! :D

11/18/2017

Our 1st packet pick up is tomorrow, Saturday November 18th from 1-4 pm!! We are so excited to get things rolling and to see those that come out tomorrow!

11/17/2017

7 Days!!!! We are only 7 days away! We are so excited to have so many teams and individuals participating in this year's race! If you would like to send a representative to pick up the bibs and t-shirts for the whole team, that's great and encouraged, but please remember to bring the name of each individual. We're going to be looking up and assigning bibs by name and not by team; to make the process quicker.

Here are some tips for Packet Pick Up as well:
1. Come early! Our first packet pick up will be this Saturday November 18th from 1-4 pm.
2. Pick up for your friends and neighbors!
3. Write down the names (and correct spelling!) for each runner/walker in your group.
4, No ID's are necessary!
5. The t-shirt size you ordered, will be the one you receive. We will not be trading sizes.
6. Pins will be available for your bib.

More to come so be on the look out for other posts! Keep training and giving it your all! You all are so WONDERFUL!!!

11/13/2017

We are only 11 more days away from the big day!!! How exciting is that? We can't wait to share another year with you all and to honor two incredible women, Amy and Gail. Thank you for choosing to spend your morning with us and to all our volunteers thank you in advance! Please keep an eye out for another post later in the week! We are extremely excited to see you all soon!

10/11/2017

Every year we dedicate our race to individuals who have touched our lives and even our communities in such a tremendous way.

This year we are proud to dedicate this race to two incredible women who have truly made a difference in the world as well as in lives of all who loved them. This year we dedicate this race In loving memory of Amy Miller and Gail Shedlick.

May we continue to come together now and on race day to show our support and love to their families.

10/03/2017
2016 Virginia Run Turkey Trot Benefitting Inova Life With Cancer Program

Some motivation to get you started on training or just registering for this tremendous and very meaningful event. We are only 51 days away from the VA Run Turkey Trot! Please continue to register and also keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities (November dates)! We love our volunteers and couldn't do it without you!!

Register or learn more about the Virginia Run Turkey Trot at http://bit.ly/2016VARunTurkeyTrot. Current and former organizers of the Virginia Run Turkey Trot...

Have you registered yet??? Last day for early "bird" 🦃 pricing!!!
09/30/2017
Virginia Run Turkey Trot – 5K and 2K walk to benefit Inova's Life with Cancer Program

Have you registered yet??? Last day for early "bird" 🦃 pricing!!!

29th Annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot ABOUT THE RACE The Virginia Run Turkey Trot was founded in 1989 to promote health, community spirit and raise money for a charitable cause. Since its inception the race has donated over $1 Million to Life with Cancer. Watch the video to learn mor...

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