Get Ready for the 41st Annual Lincolnwood Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 19, 2017
Look for Lincolnwood Turkey Trot registration information in our Fall Program Guide, available in August.
Lace up your running shoes and join us for the 41st annual Lincolnwood Turkey Trot (1976-2017)! This CARA Certified, USATF-Certified (IL-14162-JW), chip-timed 5K/10K race and 5K fitness walk takes you through scenic Lincolnwood, featuring a flat, fast course perfect for novice as well as experienced runners and walkers. For our youngest athletes (6 years of age and under), the Drumstick Dash is the perfect way to round out this historic running event!
We offer four convenient ways to register. Please note the cut-off dates/times for all registration types. For the past two years, this race sold out early, so please register early to avoid missing out on this historic event.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 18, 2017 (or earlier if race sells out early). NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. No refunds will be issued. This race will be held rain, (snow) or shine. Our office will be open on Saturday, November 18 from 9 am – 12 pm for registration (if available) and packet pickup. Registration coming soon.
1) ONLINE via Active.com Please note, a small convenience fee is added to online registrations. Online registration closes at 5 pm on Saturday, November 18, if we have not yet reached our maximum number of runners/walkers. Registration coming soon.
2) IN PERSON M-F from 9-5 pm in the Parks and Recreation Department office (6900 N. Lincoln Avenue in Village Hall). You may pay by cash, check or credit card. Registration coming soon.
3) FAX (847) 673-4413. If registering by fax, please include your credit card information. Registration coming soon.
4) MAIL (Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Department, 6900 N. Lincoln Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60712). You may either include a check or write your credit card information on the form. Registration coming soon.
Start/Finish – Proesel Park, 7055 Kostner Avenue (Near the Proesel Park Family Aquatic Center).
Aerial View of Proesel Park on Race Day
(Click to enlarge aerial view)
5K and 10K Runs – 8:45 am
5K Fitness Walk – 9:00 am
Drumstick Dash – 10:20 am
5K/10K course cut-off time: 10:30 am
5K and 10K Race and Fitness Walk – $35
(CARA Members & Lincolnwood Residents save $2 off of each registration price)
Drumstick Dash for Kids 6 and Under (50 & 100 yard dash) – $18
9 years and under, 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70-79 years, 80 years+
All pre-registered runners and walkers will receive a dark blue moisture-wicking long-sleeve running shirt. Please note: All adult shirts will be men’s sizes; ladies, you may want to size down. Lincolnwood Turkey Trot finisher medals will also be awarded to all registered runners and walkers who cross the finish line.
Overall winners will be awarded off of the gun time start, age division winners will be awarded off of the chip time.
Race medals will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place finishers in each age division, male and female, in each race. Awards will be given to the top male and female Lincolnwood finisher in each race, and to each male and female overall winner in each race.
Race packet pickup is available at the Parks and Recreation Department in Village Hall (6900 N. Lincoln Ave.) Full schedule below:
- Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday, Nov 17 from 8am-5 pm
- Thursday, Nov. 16 from 9 am – 7 pm
- Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 am – 12 pm
The morning of the race (Nov. 19) starting at 6:30 am in Proesel Park
A portion of the Turkey Trot proceeds will be donated to the Niles Township Food Pantry which serves approximately 3,500 individuals a month. As part of our commitment to the food pantry, we also encourage you to donate a non-perishable food item on race day to be entered into the post-race raffle for a chance to win terrific prizes.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to be included in the post-race raffle for a chance to win fabulous prizes! All non-perishable food items and a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. Get in the spirit and donate what you can to help those less fortunate in the area!
Calling all Kids 6 & under – lace up and join us for the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot Drumstick Dash 50 or 100 yard dash! Children will be ground in heats according to age. All pre-registered racers are guaranteed a long sleeve cotton t-shirt, finisher medal and goody bag & kids can grab a selfie with the famous Turkey Trot mascot after the race! The Drumstick Dash starts at 10:20 am. $18 and advance registration is required.
Free parking is available in the Republic Bank (4433 W. Touhy Ave) and Binny’s lot, (7175 N. Lincoln Ave.), and on parking lots and on side streets that are not on the race route, and where parking restrictions are not listed. Please note: parking is prohibited Lincoln, Morse, and Kostner Avenues. Also, please DO NOT park at L. Woods Restaurant.
Can I pick up another runners race packet for them? Yes, but be sure to make sure that the other person knows that you have picked up their packet to avoid confusion.
If a group of us are running, can one person pick up all of the packets at once? Yes, this can be a real time saver, but please let us know you’d like to do this a couple of days ahead of time to give us the time to put your order together.
What if I need a different shirt size than I registered for? You may be able to swap out your shirt for a different size the week FOLLOWING the race at our office, depending on the sizes we have left. Since we order shirts based on the sizes people have registered for, we can’t guarantee that we’ll have the size you’re looking for, but we’ll do our best.
When will I receive my finisher medal? Runners and walkers will receive their Turkey Trot finisher medal when they cross the finish line. Medals will only be given to those who finish their event.
Will the race be canceled for any reason? No, like the USPS we go on rain or shine (or freezing temps). Per our policy, we do not allow refunds.
How should I dress for the weather? Please check the forecast and dress warmly. We highly suggest multiple layers, hats, gloves and a neck gaiter.
Will gear check be available? Yes, you can safely check your gear in the Packet Pickup area.
Are there any rest stops along the course? Yes, you are welcome to stop at the BP station on Pratt & Cicero on the 10K course the race.
If I am a 1st-3rd place winner in my category, when will I receive my medal? We do not give out medals on race day. Race winners will be contacted after the race to let them know how they can receive their medal.
Are strollers allowed on the course? Yes, you can run or walk with a baby jogger or stroller as long as you start at the back of the pack.
What about other wheeled vehicles? For safety reasons, bicycles, skates, scooters, other wheeled personal vehicles are NOT allowed on the racing course.
Are dogs (or other animals) allowed on the course? No, for safety reasons, we can’t allow animals on the course. Please leave your pets (including turkeys) at home.
Can participants wear costumes? Absolutely! Dressing up is definitely a fun part of this race. Participants are HIGHLY encouraged to dress up. Of course, you’re not limited to turkeys — we welcome all crazy outfits. Ans since we’re celebrating that this race has been around since 1976, you might want to work some disco fashion into your attire!
Have Any Other Questions?
Please call us at 847-677-9740 or send an email to email@example.com.
Not a runner or walker? Consider volunteering! Volunteers are always needed for this community-wide event. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve cotton t-shirt to thank them for their time and volunteer efforts. If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Antosz at 847-677-9740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch for 2017 race results to be posted here.
Turkey Trot Sponsors Wanted! Would you, or someone you know, like the opportunity to promote your company or service to over 3,000 participants and supporters who attend the Turkey Trot each year? We love our sponsors, and it’s your generosity that helps make this event such a great event. Join our team and share in the success. For more information, please contact Linda Vering at 847-677-9740 or email@example.com.