Turkey Trot Chicago 5K & 8K

The 44th annual Life Time Turkey Trot Chicago 5K & 8K will take place in beautiful Lincoln Park along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Start Line, Finish Line, and Turkey Trot Tailgate are all centrally located along Cannon Drive, between Diversey and Fullerton Parkway.

Parents wishing to trot with strollers are welcome. However, participants with strollers are required to begin within the last wave. Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.

  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt
  • Finisher medal for all who cross the finish line
  • Complimentary adult beverage (must be 21 years or older with photo ID)
  • Post-race food and hot beverages
  • Access to the Turkey Day Tailgate finish festival

Age limit for the 5K distance is 8 and over. This means if your child will be 8 by the date of the race (11/24/2022), they are able to participate in this distance.

5:00 AMCannon Dr. closes to all vehicle traffic.
6:00 AM - 8:45 AMRace Day Packet Pick Up | Registration (Based on availability)
7:00 AMRace Day Packet Pick Up | Registration (Based on availability)
Gear Check opens.
8:00 AMStart Corrals Open | Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Pkwy
9:00 AMWave 1: 5K - 8K Start (Runners with sub 6:00 min/mile - 9:00 min/mile)
9:24 AMWave 2: 5K - 8K Start (Runners with sub 10:00 min/mile - 12:00 min/mile) + Walkers & strollers (all participants pushing strollers)
9:30 AMStart Line Corrals Close
10:30 AMAwards Ceremony | Turkey Trot Tailgate Stage
10:30 AMPlymouth Rock Ramble Race Staging Begins | Diversey Harbor North Parking Lot
11:00 AMPlymouth Rock Ramble Kids Race Starts
12:00 PMTurkey Trot Tailgate and Gear Check Closes

*This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check in during race week for any possible updates.

  • Chicago’s Lake Front Trail is open to the public and participants should expect minimal but general public traffic during the race. For your safety and the safety of others, please be courteous and yield at all intersections.
  • This course is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Para-athletes are welcome and encouraged to participate.



Race Day will feature the Turkey Day Tailgate, a fun and festive addition for your entire family to enjoy both before and after your race. 

The tailgate zone features the following, free interactive zones: 

  • Football Toss
  • Cornhole
  • Warm Apple Cider Station
  • + more to be revealed as we get closer to race day

Overall awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary participants in the 5K and 8K divisions. Overall awards will be presented on the Main Stage at 10:30 AM.

Race OptionsMay 30 - TBD