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If lightning or severe weather is imminent before or during the event, all persons shall seek shelter either in their vehicles, the community center, or the fire department. Once inside shelter, emergency personnel will communicate further instructions.
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Yes, but be sure to make sure that the other person knows that you have picked up their packet to avoid confusion. See our packet pickup schedule.
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.
While we make every effort to order enough shirts so that everyone receives their preferred size, the earlier you pick up your race packet, the better the chance that you'll get the size you prefer.
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.
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.
No, like the United States Postal Service (USPS) we go on rain or shine (or freezing temps). Per our policy, we do not allow refunds.
Please check the forecast and dress warmly. We highly suggest multiple layers, hats, gloves and a neck gaiter.
Yes, you can safely check your gear in the Gear Check Tent.
Yes, you are welcome to stop at the BP station on Pratt & Cicero on the 10K course the race.
As soon as they're in, race results will be posted on the Turkey Trot web page.
We do not give out medals on race day. Race winners, based on chip-time, will be contacted after the race to let them know how they can receive their medal. The overall male and female winners of each race, based on gun-time, will be announced after the race.
Yes, you can run or walk with a baby jogger or stroller as long as you start at the back of the pack.
Yes, you can operate a wheelchair or push another registered racer in a wheelchair as long as you start at the back of the pack. The Turkey Trot does not currently have a racing wheelchair division. Please contact the race director at 847-677-9740 or email the Parks and Recreation Department if you are interested in developing this division.
For safety reasons, bicycles, skates, scooters, and other wheeled personal vehicles (other than wheel chairs) are not allowed on the racing course.
No, for safety reasons, we can't allow animals on the course. Please leave your pets (including turkeys) at home.
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.
Please call us at 847-677-9740 or email the race director.