RACE DAY FOOD DRIVE

At packet pick up, you’ll receive a food drive bag from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We ask that each participant fill the bag with non-perishable food products to bring with them on race morning. You’ll see food donation drops along the Start Line and adjacent to Gear Check.

Race Day Schedule

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Final schedule will be released closer to race day.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Turkey Day Tailgate | Inner Lake Shore Dr. at Diversey Parkway
7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race Day Packet Pick Up | Registration (Based on availability)
7:00 a.m. Gear Check Opens | Turkey Day Tailgate
8:00 a.m. Start Corrals Open | Cannon Dr. at Diversey Pkwy.
8:00 a.m. Road Closures begin along Fullerton between Lake Shore Drive and Stockton (details here)
9:00 a.m. WAVE 1 – 8K and 5K Start

  • Wave 1 – Runners sub 6 min/mile – 9:00 min/mile
    • 9:00 a.m. 5-6 min/mile pace starts
    • 9:06 a.m. 7 min/mile pace corral starts
    • 9:12 a.m. 8 min/mile pace corral starts
    • 9:18 a.m. 9 min/mile pace corral starts

9:20 a.m. WAVE 2 – 8K – 5K Start

  • Wave 2 – Runners sub 10:00 min/mile – 12:00 min/mile
    • 9:24am:         10 min/mile pace corral start
    • 9:30am:         11 min/mile pace corral starts

9:30 a.m.Start Line Corrals Close

  • Wave 2 – Continued…
    • 9:36am:        12 min/mile pace corral starts
    • 9:42am:        WALKERS & STROLLERS (all participants pushing strollers)

10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony | Turkey Day Tailgate Stage
11:00 a.m. Plymouth Rock Ramble Kids Race Start | Lincoln Park Driving Range Parking Lot