The Tyler Turkey Trot was founded in 2003 by Cune and Michelle Peña, through their former fitness business, Premier Fitness. The goal was to bring families together on Thanksgiving Day for fun, fitness and charity.
Racquet & Jog of Tyler, Texas has graciously been the host site since 2014. This has proven to be a great, central location for the event.
Megan Riaz assists with event planning and execution. Her expertise and love of running has helped the Tyler Turkey Trot see continued growth.
Past charities include Boys & Girls Club of East Texas (2003 - 2013); Meals on Wheels and Refuge of Light (2014 - 2015); and Boot Campaign (2016-2019).
Tyler Turkey Trot is a DBA of Peña Ventures, LLC.