Volunteer

Volunteer Information

The Alexandria Turkey Trot takes place Thanksgiving morning in Del Ray, starting and finishing at George Washington Middle School. Volunteers are a critical part of the event, both for pre-race packet pick-up Sunday-Wednesday and on race day Thursday morning. 

There are many different types of volunteer shifts from which to choose. If you sign up for multiple shifts, please just make sure not to double-book yourself.

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

Volunteers should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before their shift. The location of each shift is noted in the shift name within the volunteer sign-up form, with more details about exact location within the description. Unless otherwise noted, shifts at GW Middle School will meet inside the gym.

For more information, please email delrayvolunteer@gmail.com. 

Sunday, November 21-Tuesday, November 23

All shifts take place at Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota at 3750 Richmond Hwy.

  • Set-up, Registration, Bib Pick-up, and T-Shirt Sales/Distribution (12:30-3:00pm)
  • Registration, Bib Pick-up, T-Shirt Sales/Distribution, and Clean-up (3:00-5:30pm)


Wednesday, November 24:

All shifts take place in the gym at GW Middle School.

  • Set-up (5:00-6:00pm)
  • Registration/Bib Pick-up (5:15-8:00pm)
  • T-Shirt Distribution/Sales (5:30-8:00pm)
  • Greeters (5:45-8:00pm)


Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day):

Most shifts take place in the gym at GW Middle School, unless otherwise noted.

  • Set-up (5:00-7:00am) – meet outside the gym @ GW Middle School
  • Parking Management (6:00-9:00am) – meet outside the gym @ GW Middle School
  • Registration/Bib Pick-up (6:45-9:00am)
  • T-Shirt Distribution/Sales (7:00-9:00am)
  • Greeters (7:00-9:00am)
  • Course Marshals (8:00-11:00am) – meet location TBD
  • Water Station (8:00-11:00am) – meet @ Grape & Bean Rosemont
  • Gym Reconfiguration/Clean-up (9:00-10:00am)
  • Water Truck Unload (9:00-10:00am) – meet outside the gym @ GW Middle School
  • Tear Down (11:00-Noon)
More information about each shift can be found within the volunteer sign-up. Please read the descriptions for detail about where to meet, what you’ll be doing, and what to bring/wear.

Volunteer sign-up for the 2021 race is open!

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