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Turkey Trot

Start your Thanksgiving at the annual Turkey Trot Predicto Race! All ages are invited to come and participate in this FREE five-mile run, jog, and walk event. Strollers are welcome! The run will take place on November 28th at 8am sharp! This year, the Park District is once again offering a special reward challenge for all those that attend. The two runners that most accurately guess the time it will take them to complete the course will win a special Thanksgiving treat! There are no timing devices allowed on the course.


How It Works

Simply come to the Lake Ellyn Boathouse on Thanksgiving morning to sign the race waiver and enter your predicted time. The run will begin at 8am. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for Best Costume!


Donate to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

The Park District is once again teaming up with the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to help fill its shelves in time for the holiday season. Park District staff will be on hand at the Turkey Trot to collect non-perishable food items or cash donations. Items requested by the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry include:

  • Peanut Butter / Jelly
  • White / Brown Rice
  • Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Fruit, Vegetables, Beans and Soup
  • Sugar (1LB or 2LB bags or boxes)

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