Our 5th annual, widely-attended, and FREE Turkey Trot will be held Thanksgiving (November 24) at 10:00 am. The 2.5-mile run/walk starts near the parking lot at the Cabin John Local Park and makes a loop via MacArthur Blvd., 79th St., and the canal. More precisely, it follows the bike path along MacArthur to 79th St., then down to the C&O Canal, back along the canal towpath to the one-lane-bridge footpath, then up and over the bridge back to the park. Don’t worry, there will be signs and course monitors along the route. We start at the Cabin John Local Park (at the one-lane bridge) by the parking lot – follow the crowd.
Please consider bringing non-perishable grocery items to this year’s Turkey Trot. As has been our tradition, we will be collecting food and donating it to 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.
REGISTRATION AND VOLUNTEERING
As always, the Turkey Trot is free, but we are asking every household to please register online at https://tinyurl.com/mrsc4zbh so that we can plan accordingly. When registering, you also will have the opportunity to volunteer. Please consider signing up to put up course signs before the event or to be a course monitor during the trot.
Questions about registration or volunteering? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.