If it’s Thanksgiving, it must be time for the Maricopa Turkey Trot.
IF YOU GO
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
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 10 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.