Turkey Trot Chicago

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Chicago’s Thanksgiving Tradition Returns

The 40th 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 23rd , 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!  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed Thanksgiving inspired group (Group must consist of 5 or more registered participants).


Register for the 40th Annual Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago and receive the following:

  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt (2016 shirt pictured on right)
  • Finisher medal for all who cross the finish line (NEW IN 2017)
  • 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 Finish Festival

Goodie bags and t-shirt sizes are limited.