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Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic 5K & 1.5 M Fun Run (Tucson's Original Turkey Trot!)

Thu November 23, 2023 Tucson, AZ 85716 US Directions

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Reid Park, Ramada 10, Country Club and 22nd St
Tucson, AZ US 85716


You can still register in person on Wednesday 11-21-23 at The Running Shop (3055 N Campbell Ave) from 10:00 am-6:00 pm or race morning at (Reid Park) the registration starts at 7:00 am.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Work up an appetite Thanksgiving morning at Reid Park! The Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic (Tucson's Original Turkey Trot!) offers a European style cross country course with hay-bales on grass, dirt and a little asphalt. The 5K offers a Women's only option as well as an Open option. The 5K course will be two loops and the 1.5 Mile course will be one loop. Course starts near Ramada #10 at the southwest corner of Reid Park, at 22nd Street and Country Club. Strollers are welcome although the course is hilly and mostly on grass and dirt. Lanes are provided for strollers to bypass the hay-bales. Please no dogs for their safety as well as the safety of all participants. 

The 5K is part of The Running Shop SAR Grand Prix. Cotton T-Shirts offered in unisex, women's and youth options. While we try our best to ensure everyone receives their desired size, shirts are given on a first come, first serve basis. 

AWARDS: 5K: Overall Open and Female winners and Master's Open and Female winners will receive a pair of Brooks running shoes from The Running Shop.  Age groups are: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 5 year divisions through age 79, and 80 and over. First place age group winners receive a "turkey." A pie is awarded to second place age group winners and third place winners receive a medal. Fun Run: Finishers will receive a ribbon.

TEAM DIVISION: 5K: The top 4 times of each team of up to 7 team members will be totaled for the best team times. The top two Open teams and top two Women's teams will win awards. Teams and team members must be registered by Tuesday, November 21, 6:00 pm. No team members may sign up race day. No teams may be formed on race day. Winners will be announced on SAR website as soon as results are confirmed.

Packet pick up will be at The Running Shop, 3055 N Campbell Ave #153, Tucson, AZ 85719 on Saturday, 11/18/23 10am-5pm, and Monday 11/20/23-Wednesday 11/22/23 10am-6pm. If you register online Saturday, 11/18/23-Tuesday 11/21/23, your packet will be available the next business day. Race day packet pick up begins at 7:00 AM at the race site at Ramada 10.

The race benefits Team Hoyt Arizona and Toys for Tots. Please consider bringing a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

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