What are you doing on Thanksgiving morning? If you want to kick off your holiday on the right foot, sign up for the 37th annual Oglesby Turkey Trot. The 3-mile course takes you through the streets of nearby Oglesby for a healthy start to your day!
This all-ages event is open to runners of all levels. Work up your appetite for your big Thanksgiving meal later in the day. This exciting race kicks off at 9 am November 24, 2016. The starting line is less than 10 minutes from our family resort, so you can get a good night's rest before the race. When you cross the finish line, you'll be treated to free refreshments like a soda or beer (21+ only) to get ready for the fun post-race party. You can dance a Thanksgiving turkey trot to live DJs and enjoy giveaways for all contestants. But don't linger too long because Thanksgiving dinner is just a few hours away!
The race is organized by Starved Rock Runners. Sign up early because the first 1,000 entrants receive a commemorative race cap. Kids 10 and under can race for free. Participants are also asked to help out the less fortunate this Thanksgiving. Bring non-perishable donations to benefit the Illinois Valley Food Pantry on the day of the race and receive a free gift while supplies last.