38th Annual Turkey Trot Helped Support ALIVE! on Thanksgiving
The National Anthem sang
before the start of the 2013 Turkey Trot.
Washington DC's largest and most popular Thanksgiving Day Race is the Alexandria Turkey Trot. This year marked the 38th race and continues to grow every year. More than 5,000 people registered, this being the largest number of people to ever participate. "It's the coldest Alexandria Turkey Trot in 23 years," said Mayor Bill Euille before the start of the race at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia. The frigid weather did not prevent runners from attending the event. Those who participated helped those less fortunate Alexandrian's to enjoy a meal on Thanksgiving. ALIVE!, a non-profit organization, partners with the Turkey Trot and those who registered helped through their payment of registration, bringing canned goods, and donating money prior to the race. The Del Ray Business Association along with the DC Road Runners Club sponsored the event. Kylie O'Leary has more on that story.