Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5K/8K

Cannon Drive, between Diversey and Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Running > 5k, 8k

Event Description


The 40th annual Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago will take place in beautiful Lincoln Park along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Start Line, Finish Line, and Turkey Trot Tailgate are all centrally located along Cannon Drive, between Diversey and Fullerton Parkway.

Parents wishing to run with strollers are welcome. However, those running with strollers are required to begin within the last wave. Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.

The Turkey Trot Chicago 5K & 8K will begin at 9:00 a.m. for runners sub 6:00 min/mile – 9:00 min/mile. 9:24 a.m. for runners 10:00 min/mile – 12:00 min/mile plus, walkers and participants with strollers
The Art Van Turkey Trot 5K and 8K will step off from Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Dr at 9:00 A.M. in a wave start. (Wave details above.) Participants will go east toward the Lake Front Trail. After passing under Lake Shore Drive runners will run north along the Lakefront Trail to Recreation Dr. 5K participants will run north and turn on the Lake Front Trail. 5K Turnaround will be south of Addison and Recreation Dr. 8K participants will run north on Recreation Dr. and rejoin the Lakefront Trail north of Irving Park (running north in the western lane of the Lakefront Trail). The 8K course will u-turn just south of Montrose Ave. following the Lakefront Trail south. Southbound runners will follow the Lakefront Trail until just south of Recreation Dr and transfer to the path along Belmont Harbor. Runners will rejoin the Lakefront Trail at Belmont Ave. Following the trail participants will traverse under Lake Shore Dr south of Belmont Ave. following the cinder path into the Finish Line located just south of the Diversey Driving Range parking lot.

Event Location & Accomodations

Connect on Social