Turkey Trot – Mount Prospect, IL
Since 1963, on Thanksgiving morning, the Mt. Prospect Jaycees have hosted this annual Turkey Trot for families in the Mount Prospect community. To keep the tradition going, past Mt. Prospect Race Director Kelly Johnson (2016, 2017, 2020) and her nonprofit has agreed to organize the event! Since 2020, we will be the official virtual host of the Mount Prospect Turkey Trot and will be benefiting the Kelly Johnson Foundation. If you would like to get involved–run, walk, volunteer, or sponsor the event, see the event information below.
Turkey Trot 5K | Saturday, November 27th
OUR TURKEY TROT IS VIRTUAL FOR 2021!
Unfortunately, we are unable to host the Turkey Trot in-person for 2021! However, to continue on the Mount Prospect tradition, we are hosting a virtual race option so you can run, walk & gobble on Thanksgiving week!
Choose your route of choice and submit your time to our Overall Results!
$20 – Early Bird Youth Registration (before Monday, November 15th)
$35 – Early Bird Adult Registration (before Monday, November 15th)
$25 – Youth Registration (after Monday, November 15th)
$40 – Adult Registration (after Monday, November 15th)
REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:
* Long-sleeve, moisture-wicking shirt (Guaranteed size & shirt for 5k Participants registered before November 7th, limited sizes & shirts thereafter)
* Goodie Bag sponsor swag & pre-packaged snacks
* Exclusive Turkey Trot Participant Medal!
* We will have a giveaway for all 5K participants who submit their times after completing your virtual race. Be sure to send us your results so your bib # is entered!
*RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE:
- Nutrition Prize Pack by Fuel with Nader Performance Nutrition
- The Unforgiving Line Running Books by Paul Maurer
- AND MORE!
TURKEY TROT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the registration deadline?
Online registration is open for all races until noon on November 23, 2020, however there is in-person Registration available at Packet-Pickup from 12pm-6pm on November 24, 2020.
How many entry spots are available?
The 5k field is limited to 500 participants.
When do we pick up our race packet?
Race packets can be picked up on Tuesday, November 24th or your packet will be mailed to your registration address by Wednesday, November 25th.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, please make sure that they have a copy of your confirmation email.
Which races are chip timed?
For 2020, our Turkey Trot is Virtual. After submitting your time, results will be available on our website. Next year 2021, the 5k run will be chip timed by Eclipse Timing. For 2021, results will be available after the race in the Melas Park Parking Lot.
Are strollers or dogs allowed in the Turkey Trot?
The Turkey Trot 5K is stroller-friendly, however there will be no dogs allowed on course.
What can I do to help this race be environmentally friendly?
Consider carpooling to the race or taking public transportation.
Where can I park?
Melas Park parking lot. Additional street parking is on Central Rd.