Fountain Hills Celebrates 25 Turkey Trot!

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We are celebrating 25 years of trotting! Fountain Hills Department of Community Services would like to invite residents and visitors to take part in the 25th Annual Turkey Trot. To commemorate this anniversary, a new run distance will be added to this year’s event – a 5 miler! So join us on Thanksgiving morning for any of the three trots: 5 miler, 5K Run or 1 Mile Fitness Walk.

Dust off your running shoes and turkey hats, because you and over 1600 pre-registered trotters are gearing up to participate in this year’s 25th Annual Turkey Trot!   This year’s 25th Anniversary Turkey Trot celebration is set to surpass past participation records.  With over 1600 participants already pre-registered, we are set to break last year’s participation record of  1750 trotters!

Do you think you have what it takes to be one of our prize-winning turkeys? The top two finishers in both the 5K and 5 Miler in each age division for men and women will be awarded the coveted Golden Turkey trophy. Age divisions will be broken down to 5 year increments. 1 Mile Fitness Walk participants will receive Turkey Trot ribbons.

Are you a last Minute Turkey?

No problem, you can still register on site the morning of the race. Plan to arrive early so staff can be sure to get you signed up and ready to trot. All day-of-event registrations will receive t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants that register on-site are not guaranteed a T-shirt.  To register online please click here!

Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up will be offered for pre-registered participants on Tuesday, November 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center. Important: No Bib. No Time. Participants must remember to bring their bib or they will not be timed on race day. All pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot T-shirt. Can’t make it for early pick-up?
Packets can be picked up on race day starting at 5:45 am in the Community Center.
Are you a last-minute turkey? No problem, you can still register on-site the morning of the race. Plan to arrive early so staff can be sure to get you signed up and ready to trot. All day-of-event registrations will receive t-shirts on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants that register on-site are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

For the safety of all participants, please leave your dogs at home. Races start promptly at designated times.

Special Note: The start line for all distances will be on La Montana Dr.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t forget that after the 25th Anniversary Turkey Trot 5k Run & Fitness Walk is the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce Thanksgiving Day Parade! Bring your blankets and sit curbside on Saguaro Blvd as many spectacular Fountain Hills floats ride by! This is a FREE event beginning at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day morning. See you there!

Advantage In! – Fountain Hills will host Women’s Professional Tennis Tournament

All of us here in the Tourism Division can not contain our excitement because in a mere 3 days the Town of Fountain Hills welcomes the CopperWynd Pro Women’s Tennis Tournament!   Taking place at the CopperWynd Resort and Club, on November 8-15, the Women’s Pro Challenge, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is the largest women’s professional tennis tournament in Arizona and only 1 of 2 women’s professional tennis tournaments in the state.

Let’s show these ladies some Fountain Hills love, no pun intended, by watching and supporting these pros as they compete for the grand prize and move one step closer to the Australian and U.S. Open!

The field for the CopperWynd Women’s $50,000 Pro Challenge will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Tournaments at the $50,000 level typically feature players ranked from #100 to #500 in the world.  They are stepping-stones to WTA Tour events and Grand Slam tournaments like the Australian and US Open. Each year, more than half the players in the US Open Women’s draw have either played or are currently playing on the USTA Pro Circuit.

CopperWynd’s inaugural tournament will be the last leg of the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge, in which the American woman who earns the most WTA ranking points at two of the three chosen USTA Pro Circuit events will receive a wildcard to compete in the Australian Open main draw. “It is very exciting to host a tournament in this series,” says Scott McCulloch, VP of Operations for Cliff Drysdale Tennis Management and the CopperWynd Pro Challenge Tournament Director. “The CopperWynd Pro Challenge will provide spectators with a chance to see these up and coming players in an intimate setting and then cheer for them at the Grand Slams.”

The CopperWynd Pro Challenge will feature several community tennis events throughout the week, including a Kids Day to kick off the tournament on Saturday, November 7th. “This community loves tennis, and we are excited to be able to host such a dynamic event,” states William Hinz “We are looking forward to continuing spreading our love and passion for the sport of tennis.” – CEO – CopperWynd Resort and Club

For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact:  Scott McCulloch at 239-246-5303 or email