With some 200 Cabin Johners, family and friends coming out for the inaugural CJ Turkey Trot in 2017, it was decided before the end of that race that the trot should become an annual event.
This year Thanksgiving is Nov. 22. The Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Cabin John Citizens Association, will get underway at 10 a.m. (sharp!) at the park by the one-lane bridge.
As before, there will be two race options:
- For elementary school-aged kids and younger, there will be a one-mile Tot Trot consisting of several loops around the park.
- For participants of all ages, there will be a roughly 2.5 mile run/walk that has participants following the bike path from the park, to 79th Street, down to the C&O Canal, along the canal to the path by the one-lane bridge and back to the park.
The trot is free, but we are asking every household who is thinking about coming out, to please register online so that we can plan accordingly.
When you register online, you also will have the opportunity to purchase a 2018 Turkey Trot t-shirt for $15.
Drive for Manna Food Center
While the trot is free, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are asking all participants to bring a jar of peanut butter, a box of granola bars, instant oatmeal or other non-perishable grocery items for Manna Food Center’s Smart Sack program that provides backpacks of food for school kids on the weekends.
Can you Volunteer?
As always, volunteers are key to making any event safe and successful. We need volunteers to help set up before the event or to be a course monitors during the trot. To volunteer, please register online or contact Irena Bojanova at firstname.lastname@example.org. SSL hours are available for middle school and high school volunteers.