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Chicago’s Thanksgiving Tradition

The 41st Annual Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago is back with the Turkey Day Run Chicago 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race.  Gather your flock and join us for this Thanksgiving Day tradition.  Supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, you’ll join fellow runners, joggers and walkers in some light hearted fun while ensuring no Chicagoan will go hungry this holiday season.

This November 22nd , Lincoln Park welcomes “turkeys” of all ages and paces.  Centered around the Turkey Day Tailgate, you’ll enjoy pre and post-race activities like Corn Hole, Football Toss, Turkey Bowling and more while sipping on warm apple cider.  We can’t anticipate the weather, but we can guarantee the fun!

Don’t just show up, show out!  Turkey and Thanksgiving costume is not required, just highly encouraged.

REGISTER AND RECEIVE

Register for the 41st Annual Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago and receive the following:

  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt
  • Finisher medal for all who cross the finish line
  • Complimentary beer from LaGunitas Brewing Co. (must be 21 years or older with photo ID)
  • Complimentary race photos courtesy of Athlinks
  • Post-race food and hot beverages
  • Access to the Turkey Day Tailgate finish festival
  • Overall and Age Group Awards!

**2017 Adult 5K | 8K medal shown. Youth 5K and Plymouth Rock Ramble medal varies.

THE LARGEST FLOCK CONTEST

Walkers, speedsters and strollers alike, gather your whole family, friends and turkeys to join you at the Turkey Trot Chicago. Flocks of 10 or more will be rewarded.

  1. While registering for the race, be sure to enter the “Team/Flock name” you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest.
  2. Designate a Flock Captain
  3. Each flock with 10 or more registrants will receive a turkey inspired gift for each of the flock members.
    1. Flock Captain will pick up their team’s gifts at the Turkey Day Tailgate Finish Festival.
  4. Each flock will be entered to win a $50 Jewel gift certificate which will be awarded during the awards ceremony at 10:30 am at the Turkey Day Tailgate stage.

*Teams/Flocks participating under a racing team, charity team or other program are not eligible.

YOUTH & KIDS

The Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago brings family together to start your Thanksgiving in a fun healthy way. In addition to the 5K and 8K races your flock can take part in the Youth 5K and Plymouth Rock Ramble:

Youth 5K

For those little turkeys under 17 years old and ready to take on the 5K distance, we have the Youth 5K. A discounted entry makes this race affordable for your flock. Participants receive a participant shirt, Youth 5K Finisher Medal and eligible for age group awards and access to the Turkey Day Tailgate with warm apple cider, turkey bowling, football and corn hole games.

Eligible Age Groups.

  • Ages 14 & under (Male and Female 5K)
  • Ages 15-19 (Male and Female 5K) *For award purposes, Youth 5K and Adult 5K crossover for Age 15-19 award. 

Youth 5K participants start and finish with with the 5K/8K race and line up in corrals according to estimated pace.

*2017 medal shown

Plymouth Rock Ramble

The littlest of gobblers, ages 2 to 12, can participate in the Plymouth Rock Ramble. With registration, each kid will receive a special youth size T-shirt and Plymouth Rock Ramble Finisher medal. Please see full Plymouth Rock Ramble details here.

*2017 medal shown

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