Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, November 18, 2016

Alexandria Turkey Trot Information

Dear Neighbors,

The Alexandria Turkey Trot is only a week away, and our friendly giant turkey is missing your registration!

Head on over to to register now before the race fills up.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving morning.

The Alexandria Turkey Trot Team

In this Email:

* Race Details
* Packet Pickup Information
* course
* Race Schedule
* Start Area
* Food Donation to Alive!
* Transportation
* Awards and Prize Purse
* Registration Information
* Volunteer Info

Event Information:

Date/Time: Thursday, November 24th, at  9 am sharp start.
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be held at the GW Middle School from 6-8 PM on Wednesday November 23, and starting at 7:30 on Thanksgiving morning.

New this year, the addition of early packet pickup throughout Del Ray, details to follow

Course Details: Fast USATF certified 5 Miler through the Del Ray Neighborhood of Alexandria.

Start Area:

Because of the increased crowd volume over the past couple of years, and the addition of an official stroller and doggy race, Strollers and Doggy runners will be required to start in a separate start shoot on the north side of the school.

Transportation: The race is one block from the Braddock Road Metro stop. Limited parking at GW Middle School will also be available to runners.

Food Donation: Please support ALIVE! , a nonprofit organization serving Alexandria’s needy, by bringing two nonperishable food items (cans, boxes) on race day. You may also make an optional cash donation when you register..

Awards and Prize Purse:

Cash Prizes

* 1st M&F: $500
* 2nd M&F: $400
* 3rd M&F: $300
* 1st Masters M&F: $100
* Stroller Champ: $100 (net time)
* Doggy Champ: $100 (net time)

Race record bonus $300:

* Men: Habtamu Arga 23:31 (2015)
* Ladies: Susanna Sullivan, 27:11 (2015)

Age group awards:

3 deep: $20/$15/$10

* 10 and under
* 11-14
* 15-19
* 20-29
* 30-39
* 40-49
* 50-59
* 60-69
* 70-79
* 80+

You must be present to collect your Age-group or cash award.

Award winners are determined from GUN TIME only. If you plan on being competitive, you should make your way to the front of the pack for the start.


Registration is available now at http://www.alexandriaturkeytrot.com .

Registration fees:

Age on race day



12 or under






22 or over



Volunteer Information:

Volunteers are an integral Part of any running event, simply stated, races would never happen without the help of dedicated volunteers. If you don't plan on running the race, or if your friends and family would like to watch the race from a great vantage point, please encourage them to volunteer. For more information and to register please visit the volunteer page .

Dog and Stroller Races:
This year Dogs and Strollers will begin in their own start coral on the North Side of GW Middle School. Additionally kids MUST remain in their strollers the entire race (including the finish), and dogs must be on straight leashes shorter than 2 feet.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday November 23:
6-8 PM, Packet Pickup at GW Middle School
Thursday November 24:
7:30 AM, Doors at GW Middle School open for registration and Packet Pickup.
8:45 AM: Invocation and announcements.

9:00 AM: Race Start.
10:00 AM: Main awards ceremony begins.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Eats Place is Coming to Old Town Alexandria

After two years of serving our members and community in our Washington, D.C. location, EatsPlace is happy to announce our expansion to a second location in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, at the historic Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Old Town Alexandria is the perfect destination for EatsPlace's second location, with continuation of focusing on the best local foods and the vintage schoolhouse look of the original. The EatsPlace Cafe and Market at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a quick-serve concept of eclectic sandwiches with entree salads and soups. It's a mix of healthy and decadent, which will include kimchi grilled cheese and an Asian fermented foods board. The casual spot's all-day menu also includes open faced tarts and cheese and charcuterie. The cafe will serve beer and wine.

And with EatsPlace located in the world famous Torpedo Factory Art Center, there will be project space for classes and demos. “We're thrilled to be working with the City of Alexandria to bring EatsPlace to Old Town,” said Katy Chang, chef and founder of EatsPlace. “The fact that we outgrew our original space shows what a vibrant food and creative economy we have regionally. We're very excited to continue to increase our brand and presence to champion food entrepreneurs in the DMV. We can't wait to broaden our community and be inspired by the artist community at the Torpedo Factory."

“We’re really looking forward to EatsPlace joining the Torpedo Factory,” said Diane Ruggiero, director of the office of the arts for the City of Alexandria. “Just as we’re seeking to sustain the arts in Alexandria, EatPlace is doing much the same in the culinary world. They see food as a way to bring people together and build community. They’re going to bring a whole other level of energy and engagement to the Factory.” 

About EatsPlace: 
EatsPlace is a neighborhood restaurant and bar, a food incubator and a restaurant accelerator.  We provide community commercial kitchen rentals and a marketplace with dining space to host pop-up guest chefs.  EatsPlace helps accelerate our members' success by providing tailored training, necessary tools and resources, and connections to the food industry.  For more information visit or follow EatsPlace on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via @EatsPlace

About the Torpedo Factory Art Center:
Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. In an effort to sustain the arts in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory is now part of the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 working studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and the EatsPlace Cafe and Market. For more information visit or follow the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest via @torpedofactory.