10th Annual Laveen Turkey Trot & Kids Dash

3921 W Baseline Road
Laveen, AZ 85339

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Event Description

Start off your Thanksgiving and with an invigorating 5K, 1 mile fun walk/run or kids’ dash in Laveen! This 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk is GREAT because it is a timed (with running chip) event for experienced runners but also developed for those who have NEVER run before or who choose to walk.

Come join us and celebrate something that we can truly be thankful for:



Riverbend Prep Academy has joined with the Laveen Community Council to host the Laveen Turkey Trot & Kids Dash.  Their common goal to bring Laveen closer together and support the community to get healthy and active makes this a perfect partnership.  Proceeds from this event will be going to the Laveen Community Council and Riverbend Prep Academy’s Health/Fitness initiative.  

Event details and schedule

The Turkey Trot will begin and end on the track at Cesar Chavez High School Stadium.  The route will wind through Cesar Chavez Park where you can enjoy the beautiful views.  The 1 mile run will also begin and end on the track.  The Free Kids Dash will be located on the football field in the middle of the track and while it is free, all parents must register their child beginning at 7:00AM on November 24, 2016.

Riverbend Prep Academy is a small (K-7) public, charter school located in Laveen.  Riverbend’s mission is not only to develop life-long learners who are prepared to contribute purposefully to society; but also to be a school that contributes to the value and well-being of its community.

The Laveen Community Council is dedicated to the community of Laveen and its surrounding areas.  They are a 100% volunteer-based organization and all money earned helps to fund youth programs, create a connected community, and build neighborhoods of which we can all be proud.

Can't join us for the run and/or want to help even more.  Every donation is welcome to support the Riverbend Prep Academy Health/Fitness initiative or programs provided by the Laveen Community Council.

What You Get!


  • Timed race with custom event bib and chip timer
  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech T-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 11/2 otherwise while supplies last)
  • Medals for top three finishers in each age group
  • Finisher's ribbon
  • Post-race “runners brunch” (bagels, fruit, water, etc.)
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple andGoogle)
  • Access to Couch to 5K training materials, support and training run


1 Mile

  • Timed race with custom event bib
  • Custom event Dri-fit tech t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by 11/2 otherwise while supplies last)
  • Post-race “runners brunch"
  • Access to training materials



To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!

To register in person please visit:

Riverbend Prep Academy (map)

  • 5625 S. 51st Ave. Laveen, AZ 85339
  • Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm   
  • Cash/Check Only


Race Day Registration

Race day registration will be available on site the morning of the event (cash & check only).  Race day registration prices will be:

  • 5K - $40
  • 1 Mile - $20


Couch To 5K Program

Never Run Before?  Not a problem. 

The Laveen Turkey Trot is here to support you cross your first finish line ever!  Make this event a life-changer and join our training program for free.  Our 9-week training program will help you go from couch potato to 5K finisher.  We have coaches to answer your questions and run with you beginning at week 5. The days of excuses is over.  Get brave and step out into a healthier, happier life! 


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):

  • Wednesday, November 23rd
    • 1:00PM – 7:00PM  Packet pick-up at Riverbend Prep Academy (gymnasium).
    • Riverbend is located at 5625 S. 51st Ave, Laveen, AZ 85339 

  • Thursday, November 24th starting at 7:00am at Cesar Chavez High School (event site)



Event Schedule

  • November 23 01:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Riverbend Prep Academy

  • November 24 07:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • November 24 08:00 AM - 5K Start Time

  • November 24 08:10 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run

  • November 24 08:45 AM - FREE Kids Dash

  • November 24 09:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approximate)


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