A Thanksgiving Day Tradition

While some are putting turkeys in the oven or nestled on the couch watching the Macy’s Day Parade, over 900 runners of all ages will be working up an appetite and celebrating the spirit of giving at the 15th Annual Turkey Chase.

Held on Thanksgiving morning, the Turkey Chase is our largest fundraiser and most buzzed about event every year! Turkey Chase proceeds help send deserving children and young adults to overnight and day camp programs here at Camp Letts.


The Course

The 10K Race begins on the Camp Letts dirt and gravel driveway, though a trail onto the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center next door, a brief patch around a field and then a short stint on Muddy Creek Road and back again. The 5K fun run/walk is the length of the dirt and gravel driveway and back. Both courses can be run with a stroller.


Get Involved

Check back soon for details on race registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities!