About this Event
This Thanksgiving be part of a time-honored DC tradition — SOME's 20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger 5K. This year, to keep our mission moving during coronavirus concerns, we invite you to join us either in person or virtually:
- In-person Race & Festival: Join us at Freedom Plaza on November 25th, 2021 - Thanksgiving Morning! Join us for a timed or untimed 5K, our Little Turkey 1-Miler, and a family-friendly festival!
- Virtual Race: For those who would prefer to race virtually, run a timed or untimed 5K from your neighborhood, local park, or wherever you are during the month, all while raising funds and spreading awareness of SOME's mission!
As the largest and only DC-based Trot in the region, we are excited for our community to join together for a safe & impactful annual tradition. Funds raised from the Trot for Hunger 5K help benefit thousands of our DC neighbors, including families and the elderly, by providing much-needed food, housing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs.
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This year's race may look different to protect our community, but we are excited to return safely on Pennsylvania avenue. Our schedule for race morning is: Registration begins at 7am | Little Turkey 1-Miler at 8:30am | 5K begins at 9:00am
Full race details and information can be found here >>
Questions about the event? Please email [email protected]
*Over 90 cents of every dollar raised directly supports SOME (So Others Might Eat) and our efforts to fight poverty and homelessness in the nation's capital. SOME is a four star charity as rated by Charity Navigator and has received GuidStar's Platinum Transparency seal for our efforts and commitment to good stewardship. Your registration directly supports these efforts!
Learn more about the event and how to register below!
**HOW TO REGISTER**
Registration can be conducted on this Eventbrite event OR on our event website, http://trotforhunger.org! There are some slight differences, and we encourage you to register on our event website if possible.
- Registering directly on our event site allows you to create a team, create a personal webpage, start a fundraiser and Facebook fundraiser, invite others to join your team, and more! As the largest event and fundraiser supporting SOME, we ask that you consider inviting others to join this community event and reaching out to others in your network to support your fundraising efforts.
- Registering on this Eventbrite site will only secure your registration and entry for each individual you register. We are providing this option as a simple way to expand our reach, but we do encourage you to visit our event website.
Questions? Please email [email protected]
Registration fees cover participation costs, race course setup frees, event shirt, and also include a small deductible donation to SOME (exact details will be located on your emailed receipt). All fundraising efforts and donations are 100% tax-deductible. Proceeds from the 5K benefit thousands of homeless families, single adults, the elderly, veterans, and people suffering from mental health concerns, by providing much-needed food, clothing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs. You can learn more about SOME and our mission here.
Learn more about SOME and our work below
Fighting Poverty & Homelessness
SOME is an interfaith, community-based service organization that exists to help and support residents of our nation’s capital experiencing homelessness and poverty. SOME offers a variety of services, including affordable housing, counseling, substance use disorder treatment, and job training. In addition, SOME helps meet immediate daily needs by providing food, clothing, and healthcare to those in need.
The cycle of poverty and homelessness can be broken. SOME’s (So Others Might Eat) comprehensive programs are designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors—people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty—find pathways out of poverty and achieve long-term stability and success.
There are 6,904 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in our nation’s capital. Pre-pandemic, nearly one in five DC residents lives at or below the poverty line, struggling to meet even their basic needs. While the full scope of the economic fallout from coronavirus is still unknown, food insecurity in the District is expected to rise 45-60% and more than 2 million unemployment claims have been filed in DC.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) helps our vulnerable neighbors in Washington, DC, break the cycle of homelessness through our comprehensive and transformative services.
Question about the event?
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Email our team at [email protected]
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Freedom Plaza, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, United States
USD 0.00 to USD 60.00