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Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 26, 2020 • 8am “Sharp”

Held at Lake Ellyn Park (645 Lenox Road, Glen Ellyn) • Free 

Start your Thanksgiving at the annual Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race! Runners, joggers, and walkers (strollers welcome!) of all ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. This year, the Park District will once again award prizes for best costume and closest finish time predictions, and collect donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. As this is a “predicto” race (you predict how long it will take you to run the race), there are no timing devices allowed on the course.

HOW IT WORKS: Simply come to the Lake Ellyn Boathouse on Thanksgiving morning between 7:10am-7:45am to sign the race waiver and enter your predicted time. The event is free and open to the public – no registration required!

RACE MAP: Please check back in November for the 2020 course map.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS: 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 and jelly
  • White or brown rice
  • Pasta and spaghetti sauce
  • Canned fruit, vegetables, beans, and soup
  • Sugar (1lb or 2lb bags or boxes)

PARKING: If driving, we recommend carpooling and finding street parking before 7:45am. Please be sure to obey all posted parking signage. Additional parking may be available in the Glenbard West parking lot across from Duchon Field or in the Metra commuter lots in downtown Glen Ellyn. For additional parking options in downtown Glen Ellyn, please view the Village’s interactive parking map by clicking here.

Interested in sponsoring the event? Please click here.


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