5K | 8K

The 43rd 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 run with strollers are welcome. However, those running with strollers are required to begin within the last wave. Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.


Visit the link below for the complete schedule of everything you need to know about the Life Time Turkey Trot Chicago race day.


  • 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.

Visit the link below for information about the course details.

Packet Pick Up

All participants must pick up their packet prior to the race start. To avoid lines and race morning delays, we encourage all participants to pick up at one of the pre-race dates and times. For your convenience, we now provide early Pick Up opportunities.

Visit the link below for more information about our Packet Pick Up.

Turkey Trot Tailgate

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. 

Visit the link below for information about our Turkey Trot Tailgate.


Overall awards will be given to the top three males and females in the 5K and 8K divisions. Overall awards will be presented on the Main Stage at 10:30 a.m.. This year we are bringing back age group awards! 

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