What: 12th annual Maricopa Turkey Trot
When: Nov. 28, 8 a.m.
Where: Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
How much: 5 cans of food

If it’s Thanksgiving, it must be time for the Maricopa Turkey Trot.

The annual event, which was taken over by the City’s Community Services Department last year, is a 5K run and a 1-mile walk at Copper Sky on Thanksgiving morning.

The start time was previous set at 10 a.m. but has been changed to 8 a.m.

The event benefits local food banks. Leave your money at home. Entry fee is five cans of nonperishable food items.

Register on-site starting at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. Meet at the large ramada next to the lake.

“The first 200 people will get some cool swag and a bunch of free give-a-ways,” said Matthew Reiter, marketing and development coordinator.

Now in its 12th year, the Turkey Trot has become a Thanksgiving tradition. All ages are welcome to come run to their hearts’ content before their big Thanksgiving meal.

This story appears in the November issue of InMaricopa.


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