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Event Crew - Chicago


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Turkey Day Chicago. Learn all about the volunteer positions that are available below. We have tons of opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand at Chicago's biggest Thanksgiving Day run!

Group of Volunteers
We can use all the helping hands we can for the Turkey Day Chicago. If you are a leader of a group larger than 10 people and would like to bring your own team of volunteers, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator directly at We'll find a good fit for a group of any size!  

Get Ready for Race Day!
‚ÄčAll volunteers will be utilized at the event, so mark your calendars with your check-in time once you've officially registered! If you have any additional questions about the event or must cancel your volunteer sign-up request, please email us at


Thank you in advance to all of our 2015 Turkey Day Chicago volunteers. Don’t forget to use #lifetimevolunteer when posting your fun photos on social media!


Adopt an Aid Station Contest

Introducing our new Adopt an Aid Station Contest! We invite any 501(c)3 organizations or local schools to participate for a chance to win money for your group. We’ll provide the water, cups and tables, but we’re asking YOU to provide the entertainment to motivate our participants through the race.


Each group will be challenged to create a theme for their aid station. Once the theme gets approved, it’s time to let the fun begin! Break out those banners, balloons and noisemakers because the louder, crazier and more creative, the better. Decorations, costumes, music and props are highly encouraged.


Your group must fulfill our volunteer quantity for aid stations as assigned by our volunteer coordinator. The theme must be pre-approved two weeks prior to the race. Please note, the cost of theme supplies is the sole responsibility of the group or individual.


How to win?
At the end of the event, athletes will vote on the best aid station in our post-event survey. The winner will be announced one week after the event via social media and email. We’re looking forward to seeing what kind of stations you come up with for this year!


Email our volunteer coordinator, Sarah Nadler, at to take part in the fun and Adopt an Aid Station today!