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2019 Turkey Trots And Fun Runs
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Make Plans for November Races


Fall is here in full force. It’s time for hunkering inside by a fire and eating comfort food. But, it’s also time for some of that in-between weather - neither sweltering hot nor frigidly cold with ice on the ground - that you like to have if you’re running. So, cuddle up inside and enjoy that pot pie, but then get out and enjoy an invigorating run and burn off some calories. This month there’s a full line-up of turkey trots and other events to keep you active, allow you to have fun participating with family and friends and maybe come home with a medal.



26th Annual Orland Hills Turkey Trot

November 9
Kelly Park 
16675 South Haven
Orland Hills

This race will have a 1 miler and a 5K through the streets and pathways of Orland Hills. 




Mike Hike 5K Run/Walk

November 9
Michael C. Olivieri Trail near Street Bernard’s Church 
13030 West 143rd Street
Homer Glen

This run is an annual event honoring PFC Michael Olivieri who lost his life while serving with the US Army in Iraq in 2011. Proceeds benefit the Homer Glen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the acquisition and improvement of public parks, trails and open spaces.



Tasteful Trot 5K Run/Walk

November 10
Wolfe Wildlife Refuge 
West 109th Street & Laramie
Oak Lawn

This is the 3rd annual Tasteful Trot on the beautiful Wild Life Trail. The event is a fun-filled day of cardio and cocktails with food pairings by Chicago Chef Leslie Cleveland. The run benefits Tasteful Manners healthy culinary arts programming for Chicago’s youth.



Gobble Gobble Run or Wobble St. Linus 5K

November 16
St. Linus School
10400 Lawler Avenue
Oak Lawn

For the second year, the proceeds will go to fund the Erica Heilmann scholarship to help provide tuition assistance. Heilmann was a dedicated volunteer at the school and parish who died after a battle with cancer.



Kids Turkey Trot

November 23
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street 
Orland Park 

Kids ages 3-9 can participate in their very own Turkey Trot at the Sportsplex indoor track. Race time is approximate. Participants are asked to arrive to check-in 15–20 minutes before time of age division. Races begin with youngest and lat heat for 9-year-olds is 11:05 a.m.



Diaper Dash

November 23
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street 
Orland Park 

Open to one and two-year-olds, the races begin at 9 a.m. and participants should arrive 20 minutes before scheduled time.



New Lenox Gobbler Gauntlet 5K

November 23
Sanctuary Golf Course
485 North Marley Road
New Lenox

Sponsored by the New Lenox Community Park District, this race will have medals awarded for 1st and 2nd place for both male and female categories and overall male/female finisher. Runners/walkers get a free beverage coupon.




Turkey Shoot Free-Throw Contest

November 24
Orland Park Sportsplex
11351 West 159th Street
Orland Park

Win a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner at the Annual Turkey Shoot. Teams will consist of one parent and one child and will be grouped according to age. All ages are welcome. Mini basketballs and mini hoops will be used for the younger age levels.



Turkey Trot

November 28
Franklin Loebe Center
14650 Ravinia Avenue 
Orland Park

Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip-timed cross country race goes through the streets, paths and woods of Orland Park. Pre-registration is required and limited to 900, so register early. All participants receive a long sleeved dri-fit race shirt and are eligible for post-race raffle prizes.



Reindeer Run

November 29
Brookfield Zoo
8400 West 31st 

Grab a glow stick and head out for this 2-mile run entirely within the zoo grounds then stay and have fun under the zoo lights and be the first to see the lights of Holiday Magic. Stay for the after-race fun of music, drinks, food and Animal Ambassadors.



Butterball Burner

November 29
H-F Racquet & Fitness Club
2920 West 183rd Street

The 15th Annual Butterball Burner will help burn off those Thanksgiving feasts with this 5K fun run. Pre-register to receive a t-shirt.


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