The Turkey Trot 10K and Mile offers a final opportunity for families to squeeze in a few extra calorie-burning miles before the holidays. It's also a great showcase of the silliest turkey-themed attire you've ever seen. The more feathers the better! The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. on November 21, 2020 with the Turkey Trot Mile.
The Turkey Trot 10K will begin after all Milers have completed their run at approximately 9:50 a.m. Open to runners ages 8 and over, the 10K features a fast course through the tree-lined roads of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Rolling through Marine Corps Base Quantico's tree-lined, winding roads and wraps back along the Potomac River. The Turkey Trot boasts a start and finish adjacent behind Lejeune Hall.
Strollers are allowed for the 10K. However, please use extra caution early in the race before crowds have thinned. Strollers should begin the in the back. The course is run entirely on paved streets. Pets are not allowed to participate.
Watch these young birds, err, runners take flight on a one-mile run that starts and finishes before the Turkey Trot 10K. Strollers are permitted so even the littlest hatchlings can participate.
New! In accordance with Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) policy, all runners, volunteers, spectators and sponsors requiring access to the base for the MCM Event Series must have an approved ID and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed on base. All individuals, age 18 and above, who do not possess a valid Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card (CAC - Common Access Card & TESLIN – active, retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) must register into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) and stop by the Visitor Control Center (VCC) to obtain a visitor pass. Passes can be obtained at the VCC up to 14 days in advance of an event. The VCC is closed on Saturdays so plan in advance of an MCM Event Series date to obtain the required access pass.
Parking is available in multiple locations near the start and finish line in the center of the Base. Signs direct participants to these lots from both exit 148 and 150 off I95. Runners may not park in the Lejeune Hall parking lot on Catlin Avenue or at the Crossroads Inn on Russell Road.
Newlin Hall - Follow Traffic Circle around and turn left on Catlin Avenue at the stoplight. Entrance on the left. Expect delays when departing due to course closures.
Naval Health Clinic Quantico - Follow Traffic Circle around and turn left on Catlin Avenue at the stoplight. Entrance on the left. Expect delays when departing due to course closures.
Gravel Lot - Follow Traffic Circle around and turn left on Catlin Avenue at the stoplight. Entrance on the on the right off Anderson Avenue. Expect delays when departing due to course closures.
Extended Parking - Continue past Clubs of Quantico, through traffic circle. Right at stoplight, right into Facilities Maintenance parking.
Extended Parking - Continue past Clubs at Quantico, take Dunlap. Right on Thombs. Turn right on Roans Street. Follow Street, turn Right on Ruhl Street.
Walk to end of street through Club parking lot and across Russell Road to event info and baggage area.
Clubs of Quantico - On the right just before the traffic circle.
Top three overall male and female finishers and first place finishers in age group categories will receive frozen turkey awards on event morning in a special ceremony at the finish line.