General Event Information

Race Info

  • Date: Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM sharp
  • Location: Naperville Central High School, 440 West Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL.

2021 Pricing


  • $35.00 + fee through 10/31
  • $40.00 + fee through race morning


  • Ages 10-14 pay $30.00
  • Ages 9 and under pay $25.00

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be held at the Naperville Running Company, 34 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL.

Everyone is encouraged to pick up their packet before race morning.

  • Saturday, November 20 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, November 21 11am-5pm
  • Monday, November 22 10am-8pm
  • Tuesday, November 23 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday, November 24 10am-4pm

If you are not able to pick up your packet at The Naperville Running Company, we will give it to a family member or friend. Limited packet pick up will be available Thanksgiving morning from 7-7:30 am.


Race Day

Breakfast and Post Race Party

Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast generously provided free of charge. Thank you to Belgio’s Catering.


Available in the east and west parking lots at Naperville Central High School, and various municipal lots downtown: the Municipal Center, the Riverwalk Rotary Hill, and Naperville Centennial Beach.

Downtown Naperville Parking Information.

To learn more about Naper Notify and how you can be notified of road closures and other important community and emergency notifications, click here

Start Corrals

Runners are asked to line up behind the signs indicating expected pace per mile. Runners with strollers are asked to line up behind the 10 minute per mile pace sign.

Water Stops

Water will be available at the start and finish, and at one location along the course. Look for the yellow H2O flag.

Gear Check

Gear check will be available outside on the east side of the Field House from 7:30-9:30 am. Mark your bag clearly with your bib number. Look for the yellow gear check flag.

Walking the event?

Walkers are welcome, and are asked to finish in 1 hour. Walkers taking longer than 1 hour will be asked to move to the sidewalk, and may not receive a finish time.

Strollers? Dogs? Etc?

RUNNING strollers WILL be allowed, however, REGULAR strollers WILL NOT be allowed. Also NOT ALLOWED in the race are dogs, skates, bicycles and scooters. SERVICE DOGS ARE WELCOME.

Chip Timing

Timing chips are on the back of the bib.  Do not fold, bend, or mutilate the chip or it may not function.

Awards and Prizes

The top three overall male and female runners PLUS the top three male and female runners in the following age groups will receive an award and/or prize.

  • 9 and under
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80 and over

Overall male and female winners are removed from age categories. Awards are available for pickup after 9:30, once the course is closed.  Awards not picked up race day may be picked up at the Naperville Running Company between Saturday November 27 and December 31. Awards will not be mailed.



All participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Shirt sizes: YM and XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL in both men’s and women’s styles.

***The first 2,500 registrants are guaranteed a shirt during packet pick up.  If you register after, we will mail you your shirt after Thanksgiving.



Results will not be posted after the race.
Scan the QR code on your bib to see your results.

Age group awards will be available race day.  See above for more details.


Homeless Kids Month

Naperville has declared November as “Homeless Kids Awareness Month” in Naperville. The Naperville Noon Lions are proud to partner with HEAR US Inc., 360 Youth Services and Bridge Communities for Charlie’s Compassion Challenge.  To find out how YOU can help address this important issue, we invite Turkey Trot participants and their families to get involved, by checking out Charlie’s Compassion Challenge and enrich your holiday season!

City Of Naperville

Per Naperville Regulations regarding 430 ILCS 66/65 no concealed carry is permitted at the Turkey Trot.