Turkey Tumble 10-Miler & 5k

The Bishop’s Events Turkey Tumble 10-miler & 5k was held on November 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This race was in partnership with the Organization for Autism Research.


The race starts at the end of Water Street near the Potomac Boat Club. There is street parking available, and luckily I found a spot not too far from the start line. Packet pick-up was simple and quick, with no wait. The 10-miler starter slightly earlier than the 5k, so I had time to snap a few pictures before beginning.

The Course

The course for both the 10-miler and 5k was an out-and-back along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal path near Georgetown. Trees line the trail and a beautiful view of the Potomac River and the canal can be seen. It was very scenic and flat! There was a big deer walking in the canal, so of course I stopped to take a picture! The path is dirt and crushed gravel, which allows for a comfortable run. Watch out for some muddy puddles, though!

How did I do?

I ran the 5k for this race and did just ok. It was slightly chilly, but I was dressed better for this race than the Veteran’s Day 5k. My final time was 42:04. I was running out of steam at the end of the race.

Check out more Bishop’s Events Races: www.BishopEvents.com. Also, check out my listing of New Year’s Day Races to find a run near you!