Thursday November 24th, 2022
Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with Chicago’s longest running Thanksgiving tradition; the Annual Turkey Day Run Chicago. Bring the whole family, come dressed for the part, and join runners, joggers and walkers for some lighthearted fun.
We’re also bringing back the turkey tailgate zone, featuring a variety of games for the whole family, including:
While you’re running your giblets off, you’ll be supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository ensuring no Chicagoan goes hungry this Thanksgiving by bringing two cans of food to either packet pick-up or to the race day.
Flat, Scenic, and the ideal location for a Thanksgiving run.
The Life Time Chicago Turkey Trot 5K & 8K will step off from Fullerton Pkwy and Cannon Dr at 9:00 A.M. in a wave start (Wave details located in theSchedule) Participants will run east on Fullerton Pkwy toward the Lakefront Trail.
After passing under Lake Shore Drive participants will run north along the Lakefront Trail to Recreation Dr. 5K participants will turnaround just south of Addison and Recreation Dr. 8K participants will continue north on the Lakefront Trail and turnaround just south of Montrose Ave.
Southbound runners will use Recreation Drive until merging back onto the Lakefront Trail just south of Addison. Participants will continue to follow the Lakefront Trail south until traversing under Lake Shore Dr at the Barry Bridge. Once through the bridge, they will follow the cinder path into the Finish Line located just south of the Diversey Driving Range parking lot.
Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is open to the public and participants should expect minimal but general public traffic during the race. For your safety and the safety of others, please be courteous and yield at all intersections.
This course is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Para-athletes are welcome and encouraged to participate.