3rd Annual CJ Turkey Trot Will Include Food Drive

WHEN: 10:00 am, Nov. 28 / Thanksgiving Day
WHERE: Cabin John Local Park, By the one-lane bridge

Once again, Cabin John residents and friends will have a chance to join their neighbors in a family-friendly run/walk at the CJ Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning. While the trot is free, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are asking all participants to bring nonperishable grocery items for Manna Food Center’s Smart Sack program.

The Smart Sack Program provides backpacks of food each weekend to some 2,850 Montgomery County school kids. Popular food items include jars of peanut butter, boxes of granola bars, instant oatmeal, and canned vegetables and fruits.

The trot will start at 10 am Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 28 this year. Folks are asked to gather by the banner at the park by the one-lane bridge. We’ll take a quick commemorative photo before the race begins.

To keep it simple, there will be only one race option this year: the 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. There will be water and light refreshments at the end of the race.

The trot is free, but if you and your family are thinking about coming, we are asking that you please register online so that we can plan accordingly.

When registering, you also will have the opportunity to purchase a 2019 navy blue long sleeve t-shirt with the Turkey Trot logo for $16.


As always, volunteers are key to making this event safe and successful. We need volunteers to help set up before the event or to be course monitors during the trot. To volunteer, please register online at the link above or contact Irena Bojanova at ibojanova@gmail.com.

CJCA Vice President of Activities

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