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Phoenixville's Burn Off the Bird 5K

Sat November 18 - Sun November 26 Phoenixville, PA 19460 US Directions



501 Franklin Avenue
Phoenixville, PA US 19460


In its 14th year, Burn off the Bird is a family tradition in the Phoenixville region. Bring out your family, extended family and friends for a 5K Race on the scenic Schuylkill River Trail, or a virtual 5K at the location of your choosing. This event guarantees to help you digest that Thanksgiving Meal! If you care for more running leftovers, sign up for both Burn off the Bird and Leftover's Run hosted by the Runegades for a discounted price!

Race Options:

We have two registration options for you to pick from:

  • 5K Registration – Each 5K registration comes with a premium T-shirt and custom medal if registered before November 1st!
  • Virtual 5K Registration - You receive all the swag of the in-person 5K registration, but get to avoid the crowd and run at the location of your choosing!


The race starts and ends at the brand new Phoenixville Recreation Center parking lot in Phoenixville, PA. Participant parking will be available at the Rec Center parking lot. Please note: The Franklin Ave entrance to the parking lot will be closed. Please enter via Fillmore Street. Overflow parking is available across the street at Franklin Commons and race day volunteers will be on site to direct traffic. Day-of registration and bib pickup will be inside the Rec Center. Click here for the Race Map.

Swag Details:

All 5K participants (in-person and virtual) who register before November 1, 2023 will receive a premium t-shirt and custom medal. Participants who register after that will not be able to get a t-shirt.

Bib & Swag Pickup:

We recommend that you pick up your bib & swag early - so all you have to do on race day is show up and run! Early pickup will take place at the Phoenixville Rec Center (501 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville) on Saturday November 18th 11AM-1PM. 

You can also pick up your bib and swag on race day (November 25th) at Phoenixville Recreation Center between 8:30AM and 9:15AM. 

COVID Safety:

  • Please consider picking up your bibs and swag early to prevent crowd inside the Rec Center on the day of the race. 
  • Please dress for the weather! In previous years it has been very cold and windy.
  • Our race is chip-timed, allowing us to stagger runners and prevent crowds without impacting race times. 
  • We will follow current CDC and Chester County guidelines.

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner:

We will have participant contests this year with details TBD. Stay posted!

Leftovers Run: 

Again this year, we are partnering with the Phoenixville Runegades to offer runners a multi-race discount if they sign up for both the Burn off The Bird 5k and the Runegades' Leftovers Run which takes place the following day, November 26th!

Submitting Race Results (Virtual Runners Only):

Once you complete your run go to Results to submit your race time. Submitting race results is optional. 

The Charity:

Proceeds generated from the race benefit the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change in their communities. We organize several other events in Phoenixville including the Dogwood Festival in May, and Firebird Festival in December. Please see our website if you'd like to become a member or are interested in volunteering! Members get to participate in our membership events and receive many other benefits.


Click HERE for race results. 


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