1.  What time does the race start?


Answer:  The 10K starts at 8:30 am; 2 Mile starts at 9:00 am; 1 Mile Challenge Run at 9:55am; Tot Trot at 9:50am.


2.  Where does the race begin?


Answer:  All events begin at the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase located at 9401 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD


3.  Is there parking?



In addition to street parking, there are three available lots:

  • Bethesda Country Day School (located just across the street from YMCA Tennis Courts on Beech)

  • Lycee Rochambeau (French International School) (9600 Forest Road, Bethesda MD)

  • American Podiatry Medical Association Offices (9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD)


4.  Where are the nearest Metro Stations?


Answer:  We encourage our runners to walk, ride their bikes or use public transportation when possible. Here are names and links to the closest Metro Stations near the YMCA:


  • Bethesda Metrorail (2.2 miles from YMCA, a 44 min walk)

  • Grosvenor – Strathmore Metrorail (1.9 miles, a 37 min walk)

  • Medical Center Metrorail (1.9 miles, a 38 min walk)


5.  How do I get my race number and t-shirt?


Answer:  Runners can pick up their race materials at:


Packet Pick Up Location:  


Whole Foods Market (Rockville)

11355 Woodglen Drive

Rockville, MD 20852


  • Friday, November 22nd from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, November 24th from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Monday, November 25th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase

9401 Old Georgetown Rd

Bethesda, MD 20814


Wednesday, November 27th at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Race Day Morning, November 28th at 6:00 am - 8:35 am


6.  Can I have a family member or friend pick up my race materials?


Answer: Yes


7. Can I register on race day?


Answer:  Yes. We encourage you to register online.  Online registration will remain open until the start of the race:


10 K - Online registration closes on November 28th at 8:30 am

2 Mile Fun Run/Walk - Online registration closes on November 28th at 9:00 am

1 K Run Challenge - Online registration closes on November 28th at 9:45 am

50 Meter Tot Trot - Online registration closes on November 28th at 9:40 am  

8. Is my registration fee refundable?

Answer:  No.  All registration fees are non-refundable.  Turkey Chase is a charitable event.

9.  What time will the streets close from the neighborhood to Old Georgetown Rd and 355?

Answer: The neighborhood streets will be closed to traffic from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.