Thanksgiving Classic

Event Details

Thanksgiving Classic

Time: November 28, 2013 from 8am to 11am
Location: Peoria Sports Complex
Street: 16101 North 83rd Ave.
City/Town: Peoria
Website or Map:
Phone: (602) 684-1496
Event Type: 10m, 5k, 1m, race, grand prix event
Organized By: Arizona Road Racers
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2013

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Event Description

Begin your Thanksgiving celebration with a great race while helping a great cause. The Thanksgiving Day Classic features a 10 Mile, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run starting and finishing at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 North 83rd Avenue in Peoria. Proceeds from the race benefit PLAY Peoria. 10M race starts at 8:00. 5k @8:15. 1M @8:20

ARR is collecting unwrapped toys for the Peoria Diamond Club at this event.

From 2005 to date almost $40,000 has been raised for the West Valley Child Crisis Center, the Peoria Pantry and for PLAY Peoria.

The race is sanctioned by USATF (# 13-48-443)

The 10 mile course is USATF certified.

Registration $30 or less through 11/13

  • Register online via
  • Registration form for mail-in entries
  • Kids Entry Form(Thanks to the ARR Board of Directors, kids 17 and under run for free. Kids must be registered using the online form. Full price must be paid on race day.) Please do not register unless you are sure you will run. The club incurs a cost of $5 for each "free"registrant. List of registered kids
  • Online registration closes at noon on Monday, November 25.
  • Changing races: You may change from the 10 mile to the 5K by notifying us prior to race day. Or up until 7:30 AM on race day at the registration table (where you will get a different bib). If you change races after these times you will be disqualified.
  • Day-of-race registration is available and opens at 6:30 a.m.  Payment via cash or check only.

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup (bib with timing chip, race t-shirt) is available on Wednesday, November 27 at the Peoria Sports Complex from 2pm to 6pm. Race day packet pickup begins at 6:30am.


Pies to the top three male and females in five year age groups.

Race Shirts
Race t-shirts are only guaranteed to runners who pre-register by the deadline of November 25, 2013. Race day registrations and packet pickup registrations are not guaranteed shirts.
If you would like to volunteer at this event, please click here!


Comment Wall

Comment by Jaime Chisholm on November 15, 2013 at 9:15am

What time does this race start? On Active it states 12 Noon but on here I am seeing that it starts around 7:30 or 8 am? Can you please be more clear?

Comment by Ed Carmines on November 15, 2013 at 9:55am

10M race starts at 8:00. 5k @8:15. 1M @8:20

Comment by Sativa Kozerski on November 26, 2013 at 8:13pm

Can I still register for the 1K for myself and my kids?

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Phoenix, AZ 85022-5229

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