Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run Phoenix! Since 1989, this event has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fun.
The race-day venue will be in the south parking lot of the Wesley Bolin Plaza. Here you will find race-day registration, bib pickup for pre-registered athletes, our official food bank taking donations, awards tent and post-race food.
We're offering a 1-Mile Gobbler Dash for parents and kids ages 12 and under! Participants will receive a T-shirt, and cost to register is just $12. Additionally, we're happy to introduce the Tot Trot, a 25-50 yard dash for kids ages 6 and under! Registration costs just $8 and includes a youth size T-shirt. Once kids finish each race, they're welcome to hang out in the Kids Zone for face painting, balloon artists, turkey hats, and other arts and crafts.
Like the temperature of your bird in the oven, the price increases the closer we come to Thanksgiving dinner, so register today for Turkey Day Run Phoenix to receive best pricing! BONUS: Sign up prior to Friday, October 10 and receive a custom race bib with your own personalized message.
|Category||Nov 29 - Feb 1||Feb 2 - Aug 8||Aug 9 - Oct 1||Oct 2 - Nov 22||Nov 23 - Nov 27|
|Life Time Member 5K||$34||$44|
|Life Time Member 10K||$44||$54|
|Youth 5K (17 & under)||$20||$20|
|Youth 10K (17 & under)||$30||$30|
|1-Mile Gobbler Dash (ages 12 and under)||$12||$12|
|Tot Trot (ages 6 and under)||$8||$8|
All Turkey Day Run Phoenix participants will receive a shirt with their race registration! Shirts will be available at pre-race packet pickup and at the race.
Enjoy a scenic, flat 5K/10K course with your family and friends! The course was designed to let runners experience downtown Phoenix in a unique, unhurried way. The Turkey Day Run Phoenix starts at Wesley Bolin Plaza on Jefferson heading east to 3rd Avenue, north to McKinley, then south back to Washington via 4th Ave. The spectacular stretch into the finish line offers a picturesque backdrop highlighted with the state capitol building. Join us and prepare your appetite for Thanksgiving dinner!
Strollers are allowed, but must line up behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed.
This year's race will feature two themed aid stations to get you ready for Thanksgiving dinner:
• 1 pumpkin pie station
• 1 cranberry aid station
Grab some of your friends and join us for our group runs! Meet other participants, get a great workout and have fun preparing for the race. Group runs take place at the following times and locations:
Join us to kick off Turkey Day Run Phoenix in style! Our kickoff parties are open to everyone and feature a group run. Stay tuned for more details!
6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Race-day registration and packet pickup
7:30 a.m. 1-Mile Gobbler Dash starts
8 a.m. 10K starts
8:05 a.m 5K starts
9:30 a.m. Tot Trot starts
We will have a Kids Zone where young ones can enjoy Thanksgiving activities such as face painting, balloon artists, turkey hats, other arts and crafts, and pictures with the turkey. We are also holding a “Catch the Turkey” contest. We will have a male and female runner dressed up in a Turkey Day costume out on the course.
Awards will be given to the top three male and top three female 5K and 10K participants in the following categories:
Best Costume Awards
Awards for best costume will be given for the following categories:
• Best Turkey
• Most Creative
• Best-dressed Family
• Best-dressed Couple
• Best-dressed Team (Must have 10 or more to qualify)
We will be offering free finisher photos with the Turkey!
November 24: Sole Sports Glendale 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Click here for a map.
November 25: Sole Sports Scottsdale 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Click here for a map.
November 26: Sole Sports Tempe 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Click here for a map.
You can also pick up your packet on race day at the venue from 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Event parking is located behind the Capitol between 18th and 19th Avenue and Washington and Jefferson.
Be a volunteer!
Volunteers are essential to the Turkey Day 5K. Come out to cheer, encourage and support your family, friends and other athletes all before you butter your yams.
Register to volunteer today. We can't have this event without YOU!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix
When you run Turkey Day Run Phoenix, you will have an opportunity to help feed the hungry. We request that you bring two nonperishable food items to the race. Your food donation will go to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, serving the poor, the homeless and other individuals in need since 1946. High-protein items (such as peanut butter, canned meats and tuna) are especially needed. To learn more about St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix — including how you can help any day of the year — please visit their website.
Support our Troops – Operation Gratitude
The whole family can join in and help show their support for the troops currently protecting our country. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages year-round to service members deployed in harm’s way, to their children left behind, to military families and veterans in financial distress due to unemployment, to emergency first responders, and to Wounded Warriors. All participants will have the opportunity to write a card/letter to the troops showing our gratitude and support in protecting our freedoms. Please join us in the finish festival area for the fun! To learn more about Operation Gratitude, please visit their website.
Athlete Services & Volunteer Coordinator