Celebrate your fitness by running in the 37th annual Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at Harper College. Runners may choose either a 2 mile race, 5 mile race, or 100 yard dash (for children 10 and under only). Harper College provides an excellent heated venue with indoor bathrooms and comfortable gathering areas are available for family and friends post-race.
Quality dri-fit long sleeve shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners. Goody bags will be given to first 2,000 registered runners. All participants will receive medals. Top finishers will receive an additional reward.
At the event, pumpkin pies will be raffled off between the races. Post-race refreshments, a selfie station, sponsor tables, and other free raffles will also be available.
Packet Pickup Information for Pre-Race Registrations Only
Packet pick-up will be available at Birchwood Recreation Center on Tuesday, November 21 from 8:30am-8:00pm and Wednesday, November 22 from 8:30am-7:00pm.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am • Harper College Campus
2 Mile Race – 8:00am
5 Mile Race – 9:00am
Drumstick Dash – 10:00am
The following are NOT PERMITTED on the course: bikes, baby joggers or strollers, roller blades, skateboards, and dogs. There is no gear check area at the event.
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Palatine Food Pantry on race day.
2017 Presenting Sponsor
Post-Race Refreshment Sponsors
2017 Gold Level Sponsors
2016 Race Results
2016 Photo Gallery on Facebook
Fitness, Health & Wellness Coordinator
Palatine Park District