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!