Trot History

The Pima Turkey Trot began in 2006 when some local runners decided that it would be fun to have a race on Thanksgiving Day like many other cities offer. Fifty runners showed up that morning, which was much more than expected.
     
In 2007, Cody and Melinda decided to solicit sponsors and raise money for the local Pima Schools. The numbers almost tripled to 143 runners, and $900 was donated to the High School Music Department. The majority of the money from the Pima Turkey Trot Donation was used to purchase uniforms for the Pima High Show Choir.
                                                     2008 was a memorable year with lots of rain, but lots of runners! The numbers increased again with 230 runners, and  $2000 was donated to the PE Department and the Elementary Activity Fund.


2009 --  331 runners came out, and $2300 was donated to the Elementary Art Department, Jr. High Knowledge Bowl, Special Ed/Resource Center, and the 1st Grade Writing Program. 

2010 -- 463 runners came out to trot on Thanksgiving Day! $3000 was donated to the Music Department, Pima High Athletics, Jr. High Knowledge Bowl, and Elementary school supplies!

2011 -- More came to join the fun again with 549 runners! $6700 was donated to the Pima Schools befitting the weight room, track program, document cameras for the elementary school, Elementary and High School music, Welding/Woods, FBLA, and Senior Goverment!   
 
2012 -Again we had record numbers with 679 runners hitting the pavement on Thanksgiving morning! This year was the first year using chip timing thanks to a large donation from Freeport McMoRan. $8000 was donated to the Pima Schools helping with FBLA and purchasing a large shade over the Kindergarten playground at Pima Elementary.

2013- The race keeps growing with 879 participants coming out Thanksgiving morning. $10,000 was donated to the Pima Schools to go toward purchasing new playground equipment. 

2014 - Race participants totaled 822 and $8600 was donated and used for PHS Wrestling, the new weight room, new softball fence, new Roughrider chairs in the gym, and the Scholarship Fund.

2015 - 768 runners came and enjoyed the beautiful weather and helped to celebrate 10 Years of the Pima Turkey Trot! $11,000 was donated and used for the new Field House, new wrestling mat, 5th/6th grade building coat racks, Weight Room mirrors, Jr. High Track high jump mat, and Senior party. 

2016 - The 11th Annual Pima Turkey Trot brought in a record number 883 participants and the donations totaled almost $11,000!  The money was used for new iPads and cart, FBLA, PE Equipment, 4 new basketball baskets in new gym, new mats on the wall in new gym, Save a Skyler benches, and the Language Enrichment Program.