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🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟

North Shore Turkey Trot Race Details

Celebrate and give thanks to the Highland Park community at the 2024 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 28.

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Course

Date: November 28, 2024
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 is located at the intersection of St Johns Ave and Central Ave. Runners will enter the start corrals from the west side of the start line. The Finish Line is located at St. Johns Ave and Elm. Gear Check, Restrooms, and the Turkey Trot Post Race Party will take place in The Lot at Highland Park.
To ensure a timely event and reopen streets to the residents of Highland Park, participants must “make tracks” and meet the following course cutoff times.

9:00 AM – Linden Ave & Vine Ave.
All participants must be through the intersection by 9:00 AM. 8K/10K runners who do not make this time requirement will be diverted to the 5K race.

9:37 AM – Walker Ave & Patten Rd.
All participants must be through the intersection by 9:37 AM. 8K/10K participants who do not make this time requirement will be diverted to continue west on Walker Ave to St. Johns.

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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

Staging for the Kids’ Trot will take place on St. Johns, just north of Elm St at 9:45 am. The little gobblers will step off at 10:00am.

One parent or guardian will be allowed in the finish chute and must have the “Parent Reunite” tab from their Kids Trot bib with them.

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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 24, 2024:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 26, 2024:
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27, 2024:
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 7, 2024 and packets will begin to ship on that date. You will receive a notification when your package ships.

📣Attention:📣 We highly recommend getting your race packet this Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid long lines. Don’t be the last turkey standing in line!

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Parking

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

Overall awards will be given to the top male and female in each distance (5K, 8K, & 10K). Winners will receive:

1st Place:
A family sized pie from Deerfield Bakery and $100 Fleet Feet gift voucher
2nd Place:
A family sized pie from Deerfield Bakery and $50 Fleet Feet gift voucher
3rd Place:
A family sized pie from Deerfield Bakery and $25 Fleet Feet gift voucher

Age Groups

Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. Age group winners will receive a voucher to Fleet Feet Chicago for 1 pair of Sky Socks (valued at $18) redeemable in-store only*

*Age group winners will be notified of redemption from Fleet Feet Chicago.

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