A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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2013 DC Area Turkey Trots

DC Mama- 2013 Turkey Trots

Crisp air means juicy turkey, flavorful dressing and delicious pie (I come from a long line of banana cream pie lovers).

My husband told me this week that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Like before Christmas and Independence Day.  I had no idea. But it kind of makes sense: food, football, friends and relaxation.

Before having your pie and watching a game this year, check out one or a few DC area turkey trots. There’s one in about every other neighborhood, so you’ll be home in time to get the turkey in the oven and set the table before the big feast. There are also a few turkey trots before the big day, for those of you who will have procrastinated dinner preparations, have out of town plans or will be playing a bit of football on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are a few of my favorite DC area turkey trots that will have you gobbling seconds at the dinner table without the guilt.

DC Area Turkey Trots

November 23 (Saturday, pre-Thanksgiving)

November 28 (Thanksgiving)

The best part of many of these turkey trots is registration is open until day of for a few of them, and up until the day before for others.

There is no excuse when it comes to turkey trots (and with the beautiful fall we’ve been having, who wouldn’t want to be outdoors for at least an hour on Thanksgiving!?).

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