As part of our mission to bless our neighbors, Christ Church organizes and oversees the Arlington Turkey Trot held every Thanksgiving Day since 2006. Voted “Best Local Race/Charity Run” in 2014 and 2019 according to Arlington Magazine, the Trot has grown into a beloved Arlington tradition and a wonderful opportunity to serve our community. We are awed at the generosity of runners, donors, sponsors, volunteers, media, and county officials that makes the Trot a tremendous example of “giving thanks for all we have and all we have to give.”
The money we raise benefits the Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Thrive, Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, Bridges to Independence, Offender Aid and Restoration, and Young Life South Arlington. These charities provide food, housing, medical care, emergency assistance, help with re-assimilating into the community, job opportunities, and youth programs, together with hope and inspiration, for thousands of Arlingtonians in need.