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Event Info - Race Day

Run Fast, EAT LATER, No Penalty!

  • Online registration only
  • Registration limited to 7,800 participants

Race Information:

  • Date: Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017
  • Start Time: 8:00 am sharp
  • Location: Naperville Central High School, 440 West Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL.
  • Course: Flat, fast and scenic. USATF Certified IL-04071-JW Click here for course maps.

Breakfast and Post Race Party:

Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast in the cafeteria 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. Click here for 2015 results .

Water Stops:

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

Map of finish area:

Click here for course maps.

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.


Race results will be available online immediately after the run in the Field House and after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the race.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Scan the QR code on your bib to see your results.

Click here for results

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