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8 Turkey Trots in the Phoenix metro area on Thanksgiving weekend

As my family and I were planning our Thanksgiving dinner menu, we started thinking about how we were going to work off all those rich calories.  We found a number of Turkey Trots in the Phoenix Metro area taking place on either Thanksgiving morning or the holiday weekend.  Here are 8 of them below:

8 Turkey Trots in the Phoenix area on Thanksgiving weekend

8 Turkey Trots in the Phoenix area on Thanksgiving weekend

1. Lifetime Fitness – Turkey Trot

Wesley Bolin Plaza
17th Avenue and Jefferson St, Phoenix
Phone: 602-860-1227

November 27th, 7:30 am

Join the 1k, 5k or 10k trot; Kids has a 50-yard tot trot; bring 2 non-perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul.  Post race face painting, balloon artists, turkey hats and crafts.  Costume prizes for individuals, family, couple or team.  Finish the race and get a free photo with Turkey-Tom.

2. Fountain Hills – Turkey Trot

Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 N. LaMontana Drive, Fountain Hills
Phone: 480-816-5132

November 27th, 7:30 am

Join the 1k fitness walk or the 5k Turkey Trot.  Pre-register by November 22nd and get a commemorative t-shirt when you register.  Event is followed by entertainment and Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade (the only one in Arizona!)

3. Turkey Trot at The Phoenician Resort

Jokake Inn at The Phoenician
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Phone: 480-423-2530

November 27th, 7:00 am

Enjoy a day on the links without swinging your club on this 5k Turkey Trot on the Canyon Course. Costumes are encouraged.

4. Mesa Turkey Trot

Red Mountain Park
7745 E Brown Ave, Mesa
Phone: 602-277-4333

November 27th, 7:00 am

Lots of options for the whole family on this trot.  There’s a 1-mile fitness walk at 8:15, a 2-mile run at 8:30 or a 10k at 9:00.  It’s fast and flat!  Proceeds benefit Care Partnership, Sequoia School for Hearing Impaired.

5. Anthem Turkey Trot

Anthem Community Center
41130 N. Freedom Way, Anthem
Phone: 623-330-0914

November 27th, 6:30 am

The 10k trot starts at 8:30 and the 5k starts at 9:00 am  Prizes awarded for fastest trotters and best Turkey Day costume.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Foothills Foodbank.

6. DC Ranch Turkey Trot 

Desert Camp Community Center
Thompson Peak and W. Desert Camp, Scottsdale
Phone: 480-342-7178

November 29th, 9:00 am

Pre-registration required for this 1k-5k Trot for DC Ranch residents and guests.  Breakfast follows the Trot.

7. Thanksgiving Classic

Peoria Sport Complex
16101 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria
Phone: 602-684-1496

November 28th, 6:30 am

Pies are the prize for this Trot!  Join a 1-mile, 5k or 10-mile turkey trot to benefit PLAY Peoria.  Unwrapped Toys will be collected for Peoria Diamond Club.

8. 11th Annual YMCA Shamrock Farm’s Rockin Refuel Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Southwest Valley Regional YMCA
2919 N. Litchfield Road Goodyear


November 27th, 6:30 am

This is the 10th year of this Turkey Tri/Du Trot.  Kids have a 1/2-mile run; 4-mile bike and 100-yard swim; Adults have 2 options:   2-mile run; 12 mile bike ride and 400-yard swim or 2-mile run; 12 mile bike ride and 1/2-mile run.  $1000 in merchandise prizes will be awarded!

All of these races are annual events and attract both local and visiting families.  It will be nice to get the work-out in before the big dinner!
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