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Turkey Trot Pre-Registration Deadline is November 21

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  • The Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28.

    The Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28.
    Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

The Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28. The pre-registration deadline is Thursday, November 21 at 7:00pm. Pre-registration offers lower fees, along with a special family rate, and pre-registered runners are guaranteed a long sleeve technical shirt and a goody bag filled with sponsor offers. Pre-registered Drumstick Dash participants will receive a youth size short sleeve t-shirt. Registration can be completed online at or in person at Community Center, Falcon Park Recreation Center, and Birchwood Recreation Center.

The event will include a 2 Mile Run at 8:00am and a 5 Mile Run at 9:00am. The Drumstick Dash fun run for children ages 10 years and under will be held at 10:00am. Turkey Trot is held at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, starting in Building A.

Packet pickup for pre-registered participants will be available at Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Avenue, Palatine, on Tuesday, November 26 from 8:30am to 8:00pm and Wednesday, November 27 from 8:30am to 7:00pm. Race Day registration will be available in Building A at Harper College on November 28, however shirts cannot be guaranteed for race day registrants. Registration for the 2 mile run will be held from 7:00am to 7:45am; registration for the 5 mile run will be held from 8:00am to 8:45am; and registration for the Drumstick Dash will be held from 9:00am to 9:45am.

The annual Turkey Trot is an event that continues to give back to the community in several ways. All participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Palatine Township Food Pantry on Thanksgiving morning, and race proceeds help provide Palatine Park District scholarships throughout the year. This event raises funds through the generous support of many park district partners. In addition to the new partnership with Presenting Sponsor Lavelle Law, Ltd., sponsorship at the gold level has been provided this year by Alexian Brothers Medical Group, American Chartered Bank, Daily Herald Media Group, Loving Care Animal Clinic, New Balance Chicago, Northwest Community Healthcare Medical Group, Palatine Vision Center, Premier Credit Union and Whole Foods Market-Kildeer.

For more information about the Palatine Park District/Lavelle Law Turkey Trot, visit or contact Heidi Escutia, Fitness, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at 847-496-6265 or

Lavelle Law, Ltd. is a growing, full service, 19-attorney law firm with offices located in Palatine and Chicago. Since their inception in 1989, they have grown to offer a formidable range of practice groups that provide you with expert legal counsel and representation. They have attorneys experienced in a variety of practice groups ranging from Family Law, Corporate, Business, Criminal and Real Estate to Taxation, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Litigation.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.