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Belvoir runners approach the finish line of the 2018 MWR Turkey Trot race. This year's event is Nov. 16, starting at 9 a.m. at 14th Street and Middleton Road.

Fort Belvoir MWR hosts the 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K runs, Nov. 16 starting at 9 a.m. at 14th Street and Middleton Road near Pullen Field on South Post.

The event is open to everyone and race categories include overall male and female 5K; overall male and female 10K; and overall male and female in the following age divisions: 10 and younger, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.

According to Kristin Kinnamon, MWR Community Recreation chief, more than 700 runners ran in last year’s Trot, competing for holiday prizes, including turkeys to the top finishers and first-place runners in the age categories.

Jogging strollers are permitted on the race course, However, for safety reasons, all strollers must start in back of the wave. Children in strollers cannot win any prize or award. Well-mannered, non-aggressive, leashed dogs are permitted. Headphones are not permitted on the course.

Race timing will be conducted by a professional timing company.

The cost is $25 for advance registration and $35 on race day, which includes a long-sleeved T-shirt. Early packet pickup will be available Nov. 13-14 at Kawamura Human Performance Center, 9250 Gunston Road, Bldg 1481, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Registration is available at the KHPC; The Body Shop, 1023 12th St.; or online at https://belvoir.armymwr.com.

Registrants without a military ID or CAC who need a visitor’s pass, may go to Tulley Gate a few days before the Turkey Trot, which makes installation access easier on race day. For info, call the Visitor Center, 703-806-4892 or visit the Access Control page on home.army.mil/belvoir.

For information about the Turkey Trot, call 703-806-4430 or visit belvoir.armymwr.com.