Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot – 5K Run/Walk

Thank-you Volunteers
Volunteers are essential to the success of any great event. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It takes more than 350 volunteers who give their time and share their talents by assisting at Packet Pickup, Water Stations, Start/Finish Line, Gear Check, First Aid, Course Marshalls, Greeters, Post-race Breakfast, and Cleanup.

We would like to express our appreciation to individuals and organizations who volunteered to help make the Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K a success:

Belgio’s Catering, Boy Scout Troop 505, District 203 Nurses, DONKA, Naperville Y, Lions Club family and friends, Naperville Christian Academy,  Naperville Central High School, National Charity League, Opus Financial Mgt, Warriors Hockey Club, YMCA Safe n Sound Staff and so many volunteers from the Naperville and surrounding community. Thank you!



Run with us and Celebrate the Start of Naperville’s Holiday Tradition!


Join us, 8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Morning at Naperville Central Highschool for the 26th Annual Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K

The Naperville Noon Lions Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and proceeds are donated within Naperville to help Naperville children and seniors receive the hearing and vision care they cannot afford. Proceeds also support local agencies including veterans’ organizations as well as agencies fighting hunger and homelessness. We hope that if you are not able to join us this year that you will consider donating to support our Social Services programs at Thank you.


Naperville Central High School. 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL

Note: Race starts on Hillside Rd.


8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2023.


$35 (Ages 15+) until Oct 31, $40 until Nov 18, $45 until Thanksgiving 

$30 (ages 10-14)   I   $25 (Ages 9 and under)

All Registered runners/walkers receive a long sleeve shirt.

Count down to Thanksgiving Morning 5K Start










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You are the reason the Naperville Noon Lions has been able to help over 4,000 children and families in Naperville with vision and hearing care and diabetes support since our first run in 1998.  Join us Thanksgiving morning and be part of Naperville’s Thanksgiving tradition. Run or walk the 5K then celebrate your accomplishment with us by staying for a delicious breakfast, generously donated by Belgio’s Catering.

Run Fast, EAT LATER, No Penalty!

The 2022 Naperville Noon Lions Turkey Trot 5K is partially funded by a grant from the City of Naperville.