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Turning our Turkey Trot into a Virtual Run

We love running in the 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, but the pandemic has turned this tradition into a virtual family trot. Thanksgiving is the perfect day for the family to get out together for some exercise around the neighborhood and to make a donation for an important cause: homelessness.

One of our favorite organizations is So Others Might Eat (


This Thanksgiving, you can still be part of a time-honored DC tradition — SOME's 19th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5k. This year, to keep our mission moving during coronavirus concerns, we invite you to join us virtually from your neighborhood or local park during the month of November.

Funds raised from the Trot for Hunger help benefit thousands of our DC neighbors in need, including families and the elderly, by providing much-needed food, housing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs.

So don’t just sit around and eat food. Get moving and make a difference this Thanksgiving. It will be the first time we are in the neighborhood on Thanksgiving, but there is no better time for new traditions.

The kids can ride their bikes or they can trot along in the outdoor fun. Our new normal requires new traditions that give us an opportunity to get some air, connect as a family and most importantly make a difference. I hope you will try new traditions too. Happy Thanksgiving from my family to your family!


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