Anthem is gearing up to welcome athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike for two of its most celebrated annual races: The Anthem Turkey Trot and The Holiday Classic.

The Anthem Turkey Trot, now in its 21st year, is set to take place on a scenic route that flows through the beautiful Anthem community, shadowed by the stunning Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. The event, which kicks off and concludes at the Anthem Community Center on Thursday, Nov. 23, has earned its reputation as a cherished tradition for families and friends. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are invited, making it a perfect, stroller-friendly event for the entire family. With the festive spirit in the air, the Turkey Trot offers an excellent way to kick off the holiday season in high spirits and good health.

Meanwhile, adrenaline seekers are eagerly marking their calendars for the 23rd Anthem Holiday Classic, slated for Saturday, Dec. 9. This much-anticipated sprint triathlon promises participants an invigorating challenge. Athletes will commence the triathlon with a 400m swim in the community center’s heated pool. Following the refreshing swim, competitors will mount their bikes for a 20km cycling route that promises both challenge and charm. The finale—a 5K run—will see participants racing to the finish line, wrapping up their triathlon season in style.

The Holiday Classic is more than just a triathlon, the event stands out not only for its unique course but also for the sense of community it fosters.

Both races are anticipated to draw significant crowds, with participants and spectators adding to the lively atmosphere that Anthem is renowned for during events. For more information, visit