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Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic – 5K & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk – 11/28/2024

Thursday, 11/28/2024, 7:00am – Reid Park – 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 

The 5K is part of The Running Shop/Mizuno SAR Grand Prix.

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 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 St and Country Club Rd. Strollers are welcome although the course is hilly and mostly on grass and dirt. Lanes are provided to bypass the hay bales. Please, no dogs for their safety as well as the safety of all participants.

Cost if registered by November 23, 2024:

• 5K SAR members - $25
• 5K non-SAR members - $27
• Fun Run - $15

Cost if registered between November 24-27, 20224:

• 5K SAR members - $28
• 5K non-SAR members - $30
• Fun run - $18

Cost on race day:

• 5K - $35
• Fun run - $20

If you would like to register by mail, check back here.

Teams and team members must be registered by Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 PM. No team members may sign up race day. No teams may be formed on race day.

7:00 AM - Day of race registration and packet pickup
8:00 AM - 5K women's start
8:50 AM - Open 5K start
9:30 AM - 1.5 mile fun run start

Check back here to volunteer.

Packet Pickup: At The Running Shop during the following dates and times:

Saturday, November 23 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, November 25 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 28 (race day at ramada #10 Reid Park) - 7:00 AM

Packet includes quality cotton shirts for each runner. Tee shirts offered in women's, unisex, and youth sizes.  All fun run participants will get a shirt and a finisher's ribbon. While we try our best to ensure everyone receives their desired size, shirts are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to see a map of the course.

Overall female and masters female winners competing in the women's 5K and overall open and masters open winners competing in the open 5K will receive a pair of running shoes from The Running Shop. Age groups are 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24 and older 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.

The Fun Run is not officially timed.

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

Race benefits Team Hoyt Arizona and Toys for Tots. Please consider making an additional donation of a new, unwrapped toy!

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Safety is our first priority, but there are inherent dangers and risks involved in racing, and participants take part under their own responsibility.

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    Date

    Nov 28 2024

    Time

    7:00 am

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    Location

    Reid Park
    900 S Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ
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