CJ Turkey Trot Ready to Roll Thanksgiving Morning

Once again, Cabin John residents and friends will have a chance to join their neighbors in a family-friendly run/walk at the 4th annual CJ Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving morning at 10 am.

The free trot will start at Cabin John Local Park, by the one-lane bridge. Folks are asked to gather by the banner at the park. We’ll take a quick commemorative photo and send participants on their way.  

The 2.5 mile run/walk, organized by the Cabin John citizens Association, follows 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 signs and course monitors along the route.

Food Donations Encouraged

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are asking all participants to bring non-perishable 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, canned vegetables and fruits.

Registration, Volunteering and T-Shirt Orders

The trot is free, but we are asking every household who is thinking about coming out, to please register so that we can plan accordingly.

When registering, you also will have the opportunity to purchase t-shirts. The 2021 version will be a long-sleeved smoke gray t-shirt with a masked turkey logo. Available in a range of sizes, the shirts sell for $18 for adult sizes and $16 for youth sizes. The deadline for t-shirt orders is COB Nov. 11.

During the online registration process, you will also be asked if you are willing to volunteer to put up course signs before the event or to be a course monitor during the trot.  Please consider helping to make this event safe and successful.

Questions about registration, t-shirt orders or volunteering? Contact Kesha Leets at kesha.leets@gmail.com.

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