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Online registration is now closed, but you can still register in person at packet pickup (Wednesday from 1:00 - 7:00pm at Riverbend Prep Academy) or on race day starting at 7:00am!

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: YOUR HEALTH!

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. 

Registration fees

5K Closed

Registration closed
    1. $25.00
      Jan 7 – Oct 31
    2. $30.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 25

1 Mile Fun Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $10.00
      Jan 7 – Oct 31
    2. $15.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 25

About The Event

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 26, 2015.

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 11/3 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 and Google)
  • 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 11/3 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

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


Team Registration

We are excited to offer the opportunity to encourage your colleagues, family or other group of people to get healthy together with Team Registration. Here is what you need to do for a team:

  • Team Captain registers team and members register onto the team.
  • $5.00 discount for all team members
  • Team registration only available to 5K participants. 
    • Team registration is NOT available on November 26, 2015.

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! 

Course Maps


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

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

  • Wednesday, November 25th
    • 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 26th starting at 7:00am at Cesar Chavez High School (event site)

Event Schedule

  • November 25 1:00 PM - Packet Pick-Up at Riverbend Prep Academy

  • November 26 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • November 26 8:00 AM - 5K Start Time

  • November 26 8:10 AM - 1 Mile Fun Run

  • November 26 8:45 AM - FREE Kids Dash

  • November 26 9:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approximate)

Contact Information

Event Location

Cesar Chavez High School, 3921 W Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ, United States

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