Pre-feast fun at the original Turkey Trot Chicago


Turkey Trot Chicago Returns

The 40th Annual Turkey Trot Chicago is back with the Turkey Day Run Chicago 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race.  Gather your flock and join us for this Thanksgiving Day tradition.  Supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, you’ll join fellow runners, joggers and walkers in some light hearted fun while ensuring no Chicagoan will go hungry this holiday season.

November 23rd Lincoln Park welcomes “turkeys” of all ages and paces.  Centered around the Turkey Day Tailgate, you’ll enjoy pre and post-race activities like Corn Hole, Football Toss, Turkey Bowling and more while sipping on warm apple cider.  We can’t anticipate the weather, but we can guarantee the fun!

Don’t just show up, show out!  Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed Thanksgiving inspired group (Group must consists of 5 or more registered participants).


Register for the 40th Annual Turkey Trot Chicago and receive the following:

  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt (2016 shirt pictured on right)
  • Complimentary beer from LaGunitas Brewing Co. (must be 21 years or older with photo ID)
  • Complimentary race photos courtesy of Athlinks
  • Post-race food and hot beverages
  • Access to the Finish Festival

Goodie bags and t-shirt sizes are limited.


2017 registration fees are based on capacity, register early to secure the best price.

Category Price Level
Adult 5K/8K $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50
Life Time Member $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45
Youth 5K (17 & under) $20 $25 $30
Plymouth Rock Ramble $10 $15 $20 $25 $30

Life Time members receive a $5 discount just by entering your member number during registration. Life Time members can also redeem your LT BUCK$ to register.

Registration Changes

Distance Change
Need to change your race distance? Click here to go to your Chronotrack registration and select “Change Race” to choose a new distance. All changes must be done two weeks prior to the event.

Only participants that signed up for the Registration Refund option during registration can qualify for a refund. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please login to your Chronotrack account and select “Change Race.”

Registration Refund

Good news! Life Time participates in the optional Registration Refund Plan administered by Stonebridge Benefit Services, Inc., a Transamerica Company.

If you choose the Registration Refund option at time of registration, you could receive a full refund of the registration fees you paid if you are unable to participate due to the following reason:

  • Personal injury or unforeseen illness
  • Family member injury or illness
  • Involuntary job loss
  • Loss of Life
  • Unexpected covered travel delays
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth or adoption
  • Family member childbirth
  • Active military duty or deployment
  • Permanent job relocation

Please note: A Qualified Medical Practitioner must certify illness, injury or pregnancy refund requests.

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To request a claim form to process a claim for a refund please contact Customer Service at 877-527-0957 or email at

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