Brief: Turkey Trot Sign-Ups Are Open

Brief: Turkey Trot Sign-Ups Are Open

— Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Virginia Run Turkey Trot. A local tradition, the 5K run and 2K walk are set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at 8 a.m. at the Virginia Run community center in Centreville.

Both courses travel through Virginia Run, and this year’s event is being held in memory of resident Bonnie Huneke. All proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit Life with Cancer, INOVA Health System’s nonprofit program for cancer patients and their families.

This year, registration in the 5K is limited to the first 4,000 entries; the walk has unlimited entries. Secure registration (with no additional fees) is available online at The 5k Entry fee is $25 for pre-registration; after Nov. 1, the entry fee increases to $30. The walk is $15, increasing to $20 after Nov. 1.

Entry fees include a cotton, short sleeved T-shirt (entrants must pick up their shirts in person), post-race snacks and raffle participation. Prizes are awarded in an overall male and female category, to Virginia Run residents and in various age brackets.