Event Date & Start Time
Thursday – November 28th, 2013
5K – 7:30AM*
10K – 8:10AM*
*start times subject to change
Downtown Highland Park –Park Avenue and St. Johns on the Eastside Metra parking lot.
Tuesday, November 26th, 9:30am-6pm – Running Away Multisport Deerfield. 800 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015
Wednesday, November 27th, 9:30am-6pm – Running Away Multisport Deerfield. 800 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015
*Friends and/or family members may pick up packets for racers. Have them bring a copy of your confirmation email or screen shot from within your account showing your registration information. There will NOT be race day packet pickup and no bibs or goodie bags will be distributed after the close of Packet Pickup on Wednesday, November 27th.
The packet mailing option for North Shore Turkey Trot is now closed.
Please note that a 15 minute mile pace or faster is required for both the 10k and 5k. A 15 min. mile pace is roughly four miles per hour, equivalent to a very brisk walk.
If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to either move up onto the sidewalk or require you to be transported further up on course to catch up to the 15 min. per mile group.
Visit our Course Page for more information.
Start Line Corrals
All participants will be seeded into start corrals dependent upon the pace entered during the registration process. Bibs will be marked with your start corral. Please start only in the corral designated on your bib to ensure a safe, fun and non-crowded race.
All race bibs will be marked with their designated start corral. Each start corral corresponds to a wave. There will be 2 minutes between waves to maintain a safe, fast and fun course for all participants.
Corral staging for the 5K will begin at 7:00AM. All 5K runners must be in their start corral by 7:25AM. Due to scheduling of the 10K, no late starts for the 5K will be allowed. 5K corrals are A-F.
Corral staging for the 10K will begin at 7:40AM. The race will begin promptly at 8:10AM. 10K corrals are H-K.
Race day parking
Click here for Race Day parking and transportation info
Race Day Photos:
Souvenir Photograph will be onsite race day to capture your most memorable North Shore Turkey Trot moments. View race day photos here.
Gear check will be available race morning to all registered participants from 6:30am-10:30am. All bags must be be 12″ x 18″ or smaller. RAM Racing is not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced items. Please have the gear check tab from your bib adhered to your bag prior to entering the gear check lines.
*Bags may be left at official gear check tent ONLY. Unattended bags will be immediately removed from the premises and discarded.
The North Shore Turkey Trot will be timed using the disposable B-Tag system. Each participant will receive a B-Tag attached to their race bib when they pick up their race materials at packet pickup. No bibs or B-Tags will be distributed on race day.
In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm your bib is…
- Clearly visible on the front of the torso
- Unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
- Pinned in all four corners
- Not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)