Phoenix Area Thanksgiving Day Runs

c680477_mThanksgiving is right around the corner and that means sampling pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream and anything else we can put cool whip on! Instead of feeling guilty about giving thanks for family and FOOD, we’ve pulled together a few Phoenix Area Thanksgiving Day runs to help you give back and burn off some of those thankful pounds!

Mesa Turkey Trot @ Red Mountain Park
For one of the most scenic Thanksgiving Day runs, check out the Mesa Turkey Trot featuring a flat course with amazing Red Mountain Park views that we can all be grateful for. With staggered start times for big and little kids, the Mesa Turkey Trot has course options for all activity levels. Participant ribbons for those in the 1- and 2-mile events means that everyone will leave a winner!
Registration: 7am with courses starting at 8:15 am, 8:30 am, and 9:00 am
Cost: $10-$30, proceeds benefit multiple charities & community events
Info: Please call 602-277-4333 or visit

Lifetime Turkey Day @ Wesley Bolin Plaza
Strap on your running shoes and get a glimpse of Phoenix at this downtown dash offering both a 5K and 10K options for you turkeys! The whole family will love the holiday twist on the usual runner’s stations – stocked with pumpkin pie and cranberry-aid. Don’t be a chicken – make sure you cross the finish line for a photo with the turkey!
Registration: 7:30 am
Cost: $8-$49, food donations for St. Vincent de Paul
Info: Please call 702-860-1227 or visit

Fountain Hills Turkey Trot @ Fountain Hills Community Center
Before you dig into the stuffing and mashed potatoes, grab the family and head over to the Fountain Hills Turkey Trot and get your heart pumping for a day of giving thanks! Combine fitness and festivities with the 1-mile walk or 5K run and then grab a seat for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. T-shirts will be given out on a first come first serve basis so come early and leave HUNGRY!
Registration: 7:30 am
Cost: $10-30
Info: Please call 480-816-5132 or visit

Anthem Turkey Trot @ Anthem Community Center
Even though we’ve switched gears from carving pumpkins to eating them, it doesn’t mean we can’t continue the Halloween dress up tradition one last time! For a fun-filled day of dressing up, sign up for the Anthem Turkey Trot where awards will be given for race times and costumes! With a special half-mile dash for kids and unique prize categories – this is one race you won’t want mind getting up early for!
Registration: 6:30 am
Cost: $25-35, food donations for Foothills Food Bank
Info: Please call 623-330-0913 or visit

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