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Annual Arlington Turkey Trot 5K to help 18 non-profit organizations

WJLA – Washington D.C. 11/24/2022 Joy Wang
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The 17th annual Arlington Turkey Trot returns Thursday with 3,500 runners taking part in the 5K on Thanksgiving Day.

The goal is to raise $150,000 to benefit 18 non-profit Arlington organizations.

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Over the years, organizers and runners have raised more than $1,000,000. Some of the local non-profits that will benefit from Thursday's run include Aspire! Afterschool Learning, Arlington Food Assistance Center, and Bridges to Independence.

Watch below: Runners take off from the starting line

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The 5K starts at 8 a.m. Expect road closures in the area until 10:30 a.m.

For a list of closures, click here.

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