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Burn Off Your Thanksgiving Meal


Ladies, we all know Thanksgiving is one of the few times a year we get to shamelessly gorge ourselves in food.  But don’t we all feel a little guilty afterwards?  This Thanksgiving, get rid of the guilt by burning off the calories from your Thanksgiving feast before the feast even begins!

Each year, thousands of people around the United States rise early on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the fun Thanksgiving runs taking place.  As always, the Valley has several fun Turkey Trots for this year.

The runs will take place on the morning of Thanksgiving, leaving you perfectly hungry for your Thanksgiving feast.  What better way to burn off all the calories you will consume on Thanksgiving than a fun run with family and friends?

Here are the Turkey Trots taking place around Phoenix:

Mesa Turkey Trot:


This annual Turkey Trot is a fun event to run with friends and family.  Whether you want to run a 10k competitively or you just want to run a 2-mile run for fun, this race is sure to be a good time.

To register for the Mesa Turkey Trot, visit runinfinity.com/race/mesa-turkey-trot.

Lifetime Fitness Turkey Day:


This Thanksgiving run from Lifetime Fitness offers a 5k run and a 10k run.  Located in downtown Phoenix, this flat and scenic run is the perfect race for those looking to have fun burning some calories.

For more information and to register for the Lifetime Fitness Turkey Day Run, visit www.turkeyday-5k.com/page/show/552868-phoenix.

The Turkey Trot 5k Run and Fitness Walk:


This run will take place in the Fountain Hills Community Center.  Almost 1,200 runners are expected to participate in this 5k Turkey Trot and 1-mile Fitness Walk on Thanksgiving morning.  This scenic setting will certainly give you something to be thankful for!

For more information and to register for the Turkey Trot 5k Run and Fitness Walk, visit www.fh.az.gov/turkey-trot-2013-11-28.aspx.

The Anthem Turkey Trot

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This run has the option for a 5k and a 10k run.  If you live in Anthem, this is the perfect event to come out with friends and have a good time! You will even get a T-shirt!

For more information and to register for the Anthem Turkey Trot, visit 4peaksracing.com/event.php?id=231.

The Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic


If you live up in Peoria, this is the race for you!  The Arizona Road Racers Thanksgiving Day Classic offers options for a 1-mile fun run, a 5k and a 10-mile run.

For more information and to register, visit http://arizonaroadracers.com/events/thanksgiving-classic.


This Thanksgiving, don’t feel any regret after Thanksgiving dinner.  If you run one of these fun runs, you’ll definitely deserve it!

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