Phoenixville's Burn Off the Bird

Sat November 21 - Sat November 28 Phoenixville, PA 19460 US
Phoenixville, PA US 19460
In its 11th year, Burn off the Bird is a family tradition in the Phoenixville region. Bring out your family, extended family and friends for a virtual 5K Race, Children's Fun Run, or 0.0 Miler. This event guarantees to help you digest that Thanksgiving Meal.

What is a virtual race?

Burn off the Bird this year is 100% virtual! This virtual run can be completed anywhere and at any time between November 21st and November 28th. Sign up and gather your friends and family, decide on a route, and plan how you will celebrate after the run!

Race Options:

We have three registration options for you to pick from:

5K Registration – Each 5K registration comes with a premium T-shirt, custom medal, and a fanny pack if registered before November 6th! Run 3.1 miles between November 21st - 28th and submit your race time to our Results page.

Children’s Fun Run – Each Children’s Fun Run registration comes with a custom medal if registered before November 6th! Children’s Fun Run participants can run any distance between November 21st and 28th.

0.0 Miler – Not a runner? You can still show you support and rock awesome swag with our 0.0 Miler! Each 0.0 Miler registration comes with a premium T-shirt, custom medal, and a fanny pack if registered before November 6th!

Swag Details:

All 5K and 0.0 Miler participants who register before November 6, 2020 will receive a custom premium t-shirt, custom medal, and a fanny pack. All Children's Fun Run participants who register before November 6, 2020 will receive a custom medal. 

Swag Pickup will be available at Uncle B's BBQ at 425 Bridge Street, Phoenixville on Wednesday November 18th, 6-8pm and Saturday November 21st, 11-1pm. 

Race Course Tips:

You can choose to run on our Certified 5K Course in Phoenixville, or any other location of your choice! To map your own 5K (3.1 miles) we suggest using apps like Strava or Map my Run which are free and track runs with your phone’s GPS. On the Strava app is an option to purchase the premium access which is popular among experienced runners and comes with route suggests for runs. Map my Run also has suggested nearby routes included without the premium access. Some suggested places to run include along the Schuylkill Canal, French Creek Trail, Charlestown Park, Mount Misery Trailhead, Kimberton Park, and around the Phoenixville Area High School. We recommend to try out the app you plan to use before you decide to do the race. Always be safe and aware of your surrounding during your run.

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner:

We all have a competitive spirit, and though we are not offering awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place this year we have other ways to stir some competition!

The Early Bird - If you are one of the first 10 runners to submit your race results, you will be entered into a drawing to win the Early Bird contest!

The Best Dressed Turkey - Rock your favorite Turkey-day attire or show off your Burn off the Bird swag and upload your pic to social media using the hashtag #BurnofftheBird for the chance to win the Best Dressed Turkey contest!

Submitting Race Results: 

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. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation has helped to raise over $23,000 to feed local families.

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