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North Shore Turkey Trot Race Details

Celebrate and give thanks to the Highland Park community at the 2023 North Shore Turkey Trot! Choose from either the 5K, 8K, 10K, or Kids’ Trot —perfect for walkers and runners alike who want to move a little before the big family feast begins. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and join us for an incredible pre-feast celebration in Highland Park on November 23.

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Date: November 23, 2023
Location: Highland Park, IL (St Johns Ave and Central Ave)
5K Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
8K Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
10K Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

The North Shore Turkey Trot boasts THREE USATF-certified courses—stuffed full of beautiful views through the North Shore community! Each route will utilize a single loop that is closed to traffic. Aid stations will be located throughout the courses.

The start line will be located at the intersection of St Johns Ave and Central Ave. We’ll be set up in the Eastside Metra parking lot. The finish line is located at St Johns Ave and Elm Place.

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Kids’ Trot

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
2-4 year olds (50 yards) Start Time: 10:00 am
5-6 year olds (1/4 mile) Start Time: 10:00 am
7-10 year olds (1/2 mile) Start Time: 10:00 am

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Packet Pickup

There will be no race day packet pickup.

Location: Fleet Feet Deerfield
800 Waukegan Rd,
Deerfield, IL 60015.

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 2023:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Save time on packet pickup by adding on packet mailing at registration! Already registered? Don’t worry! You can add it on through your EnMotive account. Please note, we are unable to mail out packets after the packet mailing deadline has passed. Packet mailing will close on November 6, 2023 and packets will begin to ship on that date. You will receive a notification when your package ships.

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Parking in downtown Highland Park is plentiful on the street and in various public garages. However, it is important to remind our participants not to park in private lots intended for customers of these businesses. This is strictly prohibited and could lead to your vehicle being towed. Please check all signage and make sure you’re allowed to park there. Get more information on public parking in Highland Park.

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Pre-Feast Celebration

The holiday fun doesn’t stop once you cross the finish line! Warm up your feathers at the Turkey Trot Post-Race Tailgate, where runners will be treated to sweet pie, entertainment featuring music from Shannon Baker, warm apple cider, and much more!

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Awards will be given to the top overall male and female winners in each distance.

Results & Photos