Turkey Trot 2013!

One thing we sure know how to do on Thanksgiving is Gobble!  We gobble up mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course… turkey.  The family’s all in town, and we’re all looking forward to our traditions, but what if we start a new one this year?  People all over are lacing up their running shoes and heading out for their local Turkey Trots, all to benefit local food pantries and to help feed hungry neighbors this holiday season.  (Plus, you can feel better about reaching for that second piece of homemade pumpkin pie later on.)

This idea is catching on all around, and with so many local options, and a 5k just around the corner, it’s easy to see why these birds of a feather are flocking together.

*Most races include an early registration/packet pick-up or on-site registration, so be sure to check out their websites for details and to sign up!

Waukegan Park District’s Turkey Trot (This one is perfect for people who don’t want to run on Thanksgiving Day!)
Saturday, Nov. 16
Race starts at 10 a.m. Info

20th Annual Gurnee Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 28
Check in at 7 a.m., Race at 8 a.m. Sharp
Gurnee Fire Dept., 4580 Grand Ave., Gurnee

Long Grove Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 28
5k, 8k & Kids Dash. This event also offers beer, hot cider and an awesome hoodie!

North Shore Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 28
Downtown Highland Park
5K – 7:30 a.m., 10k – 8 a.m.  Info

Annual Wauconda Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 28
4 Mile run around Bangs Lake for avid runners, or 2 mile run/walk down Main Street and Cook Park for families and less serious runners. Info

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