Thanksgiving Brunch at Starr Pass. Thanksgiving dinner is overrated, brunch is where it’s at. JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort is hosting a heaping helping of holiday cheer with a massive brunch at their Signature Grill. Main dishes include Spanish chorizo stuffed chicken, Steelhead trout, rainbow quinoa pilaf, and whipped sweet potato; plus an antipasti bar, pumpkin bisque and Signature pozole. Of course, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey and prime rib, with butternut squash ravioli on the side. The day also includes a kids buffet and plenty of pastries. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard. $72 per adults, $27 per child 6-12 years, free under 5 years. Call (520) 791-6064 for reservations. Information. Information.
Thanksgiving Cross Country Classic. Yeah, this is a 5K and 1.5-mile run literally on Thanksgiving morning. There are some people who would never even consider spending the morning of what is supposed to be the most gluttonous day of the year in this country with some organized exercise, and that’s not unreasonable. But if this sort of thing is up your alley, here are the details: The race is around Reid Park, with separate events for men and women. It’s “European-style,” which means it’s on grass and dirt, and even has obstacles, like hay bale and water jumps. And the prizes include treats like pumpkin pies! 8 a.m. start for the first race. Thursday, Nov. 28. Reid Park (900 S. Randolph Way) at Ramada 10. $25, or $23 for Southern Arizona Roadrunner members. Or $30 for day-of registration. The 1.5K fun run is $15, or $20 for day-of registration. Information.