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Lace up your running shoes and join us for the 43rd annual Lincolnwood Turkey Trot (1976-2019)! This CARA Certified, 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!
Additional information and race results are posted on our website
5K/10K Runs & 5K Fitness Walk - 8:45am
Drumstick Dash - 10:20am
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. RACE DAY REGISTRATION NOT AVAILABLE.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.lincolnwoodil.org/enjoy-lincolnwood/parks-and-recreation/turkeytrot/.
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 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:
The Lincolnwood Turkey Trot supports the Niles Township Food Pantry through (food donations) and the Lincolnwood Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund (monetary donations), which supports local youth in attending summer camp and after school care programming.
Race participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation during packet pick-up or on race day (donations are received next to the gear check tent). For each item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket for the post-race raffle for a chance to win terrific prizes donated by local businesses. All non-perishable food donations received will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry, which serves approximately 3,500 individuals a month.
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 10:20am. Advance registration is required.
Free parking is available in Binny’s parking 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 on Lincoln, Morse, and Kostner Avenues. DO NOT park at the L. Woods Restaurant lot or Republic Bank lot. Parking is also discouraged within the race course (map).
Not a runner or walker? Consider volunteering! Volunteers are always needed for this community-wide event. All volunteers will receive a long-sleeve shirt to thank them for their time and volunteer efforts.
To volunteer, please fill out a volunteer form (available September 2019) and email it to Olivia Zdeb at firstname.lastname@example.org (if the volunteer is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign this agreement on behalf of the volunteer). If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Zdeb at 847-677-9740.
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 Lincolnwood Parks & Recreation at 847-677-9740 or email@example.com or check out the Sponsorship Opportunities Packet.
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