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Turkey Day Phoenix


2015 registration is now open. We hope to see you for another fun Turkey Day Run this year!


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! Run, jog or walk your way through this fun, short course. 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. 


Entry Fees

Category Nov 27 - Feb 1 Feb 2 - Aug 8 Aug 9 - Oct 1 Oct 2 - Nov 22 Nov 23 - Nov 26
Adult 5K $25 $30 $35 $39 $49
Adult 10K $35 $40 $45 $49 $59
Life Time Member 5K $20 $25 $30 $34 $44
Life Time Member 10K $30 $35 $40 $44 $54
Youth 5K (17 & under) $20 $20 $20 $20 $20
Youth 10K (17 & under) $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
1-Mile Gobbler Dash (ages 12 and under) $12 $12 $12 $12 $12
Tot Trot (ages 6 and under) $8 $8 $8 $8 $8

Life Time members receive a $5 discount just by entering your member number during registration. Life Time members can also redeem your LT BUCK$ to register.

Date: November 26, 2015

Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Downtown Phoenix


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Free with Registration

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.

Course Description


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.

Course Map


Aid stations
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


Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.

Results & Photos


Having fun is a win in our book! But if you're looking for results and photos, check them out:
> View the results and photos

Schedule of Events

Race day
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


Kids Zone
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.

Race Awards
Awards will be given to the top three male and top three female 5K and 10K participants in the following categories:

  • 11 & under
  • 12-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75+

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)


Finisher photos
We will be offering free finisher photos with the Turkey!


Packet pickup
November 23: Sole Sports Glendale 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
November 24: Life Time Fitness Gilbert 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
November 24: Sole Sports Scottsdale 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
November 25: Sole Sports Tempe 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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. 


Parking Map



Too Stuffed to Race?


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! 


Food Donations & Community Support


Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Miles that Matter
Race the Turkey Day Run Phoenix while making a difference in the life of a child! As Arizona’s only licensed children’s hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital offers world-class care for sick and injured children from throughout the Southwest. One of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s offers pediatric inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care in more than 70 subspecialty fields. Phoenix Children’s Hospital relies on community support from events like Turkey Day Run Phoenix to provide funding for more than 60 programs and services that are financed significantly by philanthropy, including community outreach, 1 Darn Cool School, Child Life, animal-assisted therapy and injury prevention. To create your own Turkey Day Run Phoenix fundraising page, please visit the PCH Miles That Matter website.


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.

Contact Us


Athlete Services - Phoenix

Contact us with questions!

Casey Brown

Vendor Contact

Phone: 480-299-1203