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Arizona Thanksgiving Turkey Trots and Fun Runs

A favorite Thanksgiving Tradition growing up was for my family to participate in a Fun Run or Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning. I have searched all over and gathered all the Fun Runs in Arizona going on this Thanksgiving Week. A few are the weekend before Thanksgiving and a couple are after Thanksgiving. I’ve listed them all by date and then alphabetically. Take a look at the list and find one in a city near you or go experience a new city.

Have fun!

 (picture from City of Yuma, AZ’s 2010 Turkey Trot)

Multiple Dates

  • Kayenta

Turkey Trot Walks

(7 series) – Last 3 are on 17th, 22nd and the 29th



November 19th

  •  Payson

Turkey Trot 5K

A special prize given for the coolest and wackiest socks


  • Prescott

Prescott Turkey Trot   

Free, if you bring $10 of food to donate instead of entry fee


  • Show Low

4K Family Fun Run


  • Yuma

Turkey Trot – 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk


November 22nd

  • Bullhead City

Total Body Boot Camp Turkey Trot -5K Run/Walk



  • Lake Havasu

23rd Annual Turkey Trot – 5k, 2 Mile Fun Run



November 23

  • Casa Grande

Turkey Trot Health Walk –

Scroll down the page by date to view details 



November 24

  • Anthem

ANTHEM TURKEY TROT – 10km Run, 5km Run/Walk & Kids Dash

Kids Dash is free!


  • Douglas

Douglas Run/Walk for the Cure – Competitive 5K, 5K Fun Walk, and for the younger kiddos a 800, 400 and 40 yard run


  • Fountain Hills

Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk

Check-In prior to November 22nd for the pre-registration price


  •  Mesa

Mesa Turkey Trot – 10K Run, 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • Peoria

Thanksgiving Day Classic – 10 Mile, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run


  • Peoria Seniors – Rio Vista

5K Turkey Trot and Mashed Potato Mile – Fun Walk for adults, 50 years and better!

Pancake Breakfast Served by the Fire Fighters


  • Phoenix

Turkey Day 5K


  • Pima

2011 Turkey Trot Around the Corner – 5k Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run


  • San Tan Valley

5th Annual Turkey Waddle – 5k Family Fun Run/Walk


  • Sedona

Sedona Turkey Trot 5K

Note: No race day registration


  • Tempe

The 8th Annual Southwest Valley Regional YMCA Thanksgiving Day – Youth, Adult & Relay Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon


  • Yuma

Turkey Trot – 5K/10K Run and Fun Walk



November 26

  •  Cave Creek

After Thanksgiving Turkey Trot/Hike – a moderate hike approximately 3.2 miles in length



5k Turkey Trot/Walk – 

 No charge for participants under 16

Bring a can of nonperishable food for Benson Community Food Pantry

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  1. Michelle {Fun On A Dime} 11/20/2011 at 1:32 am


    Turkey Swim at Hamilton Aquatic Center
    Thursday, November 24, 2011
    Bring a can of food and swim for free or $2 admission

    Sorry, I just found this!