Turkey Trot 2017

For the last 54 years the Mount Prospect Jaycees have carried on the tradition of a family friendly Turkey Trot race during the Thanksgiving holiday. Please join us in this wonderful family friendly event. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers for each age division in the 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the race are donated back to the community through the Mt. Prospect Jaycees. Past recipients of funds raised, were the Mt. Prospect Senior Center, Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS), local High School students; American Cancer Society, Local Animal Shelters and many more!

This year we will be running at Melas Park. There will be a warming tent available for registration and waiting. Please bring a small chair if you wish to sit, seating is not provided.

Address: Melas Park, 1500 Central Rd,  Mt. Prospect IL


There will be day-of Registration onsite at Melas Park beginning at 7am.

Dogs and strollers are WELCOME! 
Race participants with dogs (on leash) and strollers are welcome to participate in both the 1 mile and 5K.

** T-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event at the registration table **


Race Times
1 mile | 8:00am

5K (3.1 miles) | 8:30am


Online Registration: https://www.active.com/mount-prospect-il/running/distance-running-races/mount-prospect-jaycees-54th-annual-turkey-trot-2017

  • 1 Mile Pre-Registration: $15
  • 1 Mile Walk Up / Day Of Registration: $20


  • 5K Run / Walk Pre-Registration: $25
  • 5K Walk Up / Day Of Registration: $30


Awards will immediately follow after the 5K Run/Walk is completed.

Awards will be presented to the overall male and overall female of the 5K and the top 3 male and female finishers for each division in the 5K.

Age Groups 
8 and under, 9-14,15-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up


Interested in volunteering at the Turkey Trot? Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080C4FAAAD2DA5FD0-turkey


Proceeds will benefit the Mount Prospect Jaycees chapter.

Special thanks to our new partners for 2017 the Race Time and Wilson Sporting Goods