Turkey Trot Helps Those in Need in Arlington

by Dan Lesniak

turkey2Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we at the Orange Line Living Team hope you have a wonderful holiday, and can spend some quality time with family and friends. When it comes to Thanksgiving and the holidays in general, it is a special time of year to share with others less fortunate than ourselves. Arlington has its own special way to help those in need, and bring our community together for a fun time. It is the annual Turkey Trot 5k fun, run, and walk.

This fun and exciting run supports three charities in our area, Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, the Arlington Food Assistance Center, and Doorways for Women and Families, which has a special place in the hearts of the Orange Line Living Team. If you were not aware, we have a unique referral bonus program that includes donations to the Doorways for Women and Families organization directly. It is wonderful to see one of the charities we support being supported by other community efforts like the Turkey Trot.

The trot has been held on Thanksgiving for the last nine years to help provide food and shelter at the hardest time of the year and is sponsored by the Christ Church of Arlington. The trot has grown from 300 in 2006 to 3,000 runners just last year. Dog owners trot along with their canine best friends, families with kids all run together, and friends and businesses set up teams together. All in the name of fun and helping others. This has become a favorite Arlington Thanksgiving tradition that is it sure to continue.

If you want to get in on the trot, it begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, November 27th. The race starts outside the Christ Church of Arlington and meanders through Lyon Park and Ashton Heights. What has helped make this charitable run so popular is not just the good cause that it supports, but the fun the participants get to have. Many wear their Halloween costumes or dress up as turkeys, pilgrims, or Santa. Dogs brought along often are dressed up as well. This is a fun run for those who join, and a great cause to support. Everyone is a winner with the Turkey Trot.

If your holiday plans include buying or selling a home, myself and the Orange Line Living team are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services so you can turn your home dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected].


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