The week of Thanksgiving

We want you to run anywhere and everywhere you are gathering with family.



Even though our race is virtual – we will still have packet pick-up for runner’s to pick up shirts and bibs.

Packet pickup will be on Monday, November 23rd at San Tan Mall just east of Dick’s Sporting Goods from 6-8:00pm. You will be able to pick up your shirt, bib and some food as part of your registration. 



We want to see your families participating in the Virtual Gilbert Turkey Trot 9.5. Tag us in your photos on instagram #gilbertturkeytrot or on facebook @gilbertturkeytrot. You can also upload them through the Run Sign Up app.


COVID UPDATES: 2020 Race Details

This year we were supposed to be celebrating the 10th annual Gilbert Turkey Trot. We were so excited to share with you this amazing milestone, but unfortunately in a COVID world we are unable to secure the necessary permits for our wildly popular Thanksgiving morning family tradition. 

But here’s the thing – our charities need us this year more than ever and we need you! We love the tradition of spending Thanksgiving morning gathered as friends and family giving back and we weren’t about to let that die this year. We have decided to move forward with the Virtual Gilbert Turkey Trot 9.5 – everyone gathering with their families on a smaller scale and having mini-races anywhere you want. This means next year when we’re able to gather together, we can have a large party celebrating our 10th anniversary – you won’t want to miss it!

Please join us this year! Our charity, AZ Brainfood, works so hard to get food to children in need and even though everything seems to be cancelled this year, hunger has not been cancelled. Your participation in the Gilbert Turkey Trot 9.5 allows us to continue donating 100% of all race proceeds. On top of that, our corporate sponsors have committed to matching every race registration. 

We are offering our virtual race at a lower, modified price that still allows us to give back to the community. When you sign up, you will receive a shirt and a bib and we encourage you to send us pictures of your family virtual races. We will have some fun prizes up for grabs for those that participate.

We look forward to 2021 when we can celebrate our 10th annual event in person!