Art Van Turkey Trot Final Details

November 22, 2018

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Turkey Day Tailgate | Inner Lake Shore Dr. at Diversey Parkway
7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race Day Packet Pick Up (SOLD OUT – No Race Day Registration)
7:00 a.m. Gear Check Opens | Turkey Day Tailgate
8:00 a.m. Start Corrals Open | Cannon Dr. at Diversey Pkwy.
8:00 a.m. Road Closures begin along Fullerton between Lake Shore Drive and Stockton (details here)
9:00 a.m. WAVE 1 – 8K and 5K Start

  • Wave 1 – Runners sub 6 min/mile – 9:00 min/mile

    • 9:00 a.m. 5-6 min/mile pace starts

    • 9:06 a.m. 7 min/mile pace corral starts

    • 9:12 a.m. 8 min/mile pace corral starts

    • 9:18 a.m. 9 min/mile pace corral starts

9:20 a.m. WAVE 2 – 8K – 5K Start

  • Wave 2 – Runners sub 10:00 min/mile – 12:00 min/mile

    • 9:24am:         10 min/mile pace corral start

    • 9:30am:         11 min/mile pace corral starts

9:30 a.m.Start Line Corrals Close

  • Wave 2 – Continued…

    • 9:36am:        12 min/mile pace corral starts

    • 9:42am:        WALKERS & STROLLERS (all participants pushing strollers)

10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony | Turkey Day Tailgate Stage
11:00 a.m. Plymouth Rock Ramble Kids Race Start | Lincoln Park Driving Range Parking Lot




Driving to the Art Van Turkey Trot Run Chicago? 
Ample parking is available throughout Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Park neighborhood and near by garages and parking lots. Parking is also available at the Lincoln Park Zoo for a fee on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Parking is NOT available at Diversey Harbor or the Lincoln Park Driving Range.

Please plan accordingly and allow yourself plenty of time to navigate the street closures and be aware of any parking restrictions.

Please note the following closures and restrictions:

  • Cannon Dr. is closed between Fullerton Ave. and Diversey Pkwy. from 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Fullerton between Stockton Dr. and Lake Shore Dr. Closed at 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    • Fullerton South Bound ramps on  & off Lake Shore Dr. closed 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    • Fullerton North Bound ramps on & off Lake Shore Dr. closed 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • Belmont Harbor Drive closed 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Recreation Drive closed 8:30 a.m. to 1100 a.m.

    • Recreation Dr. exit from Lake Shore Drive closed 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.



The Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago helps ensure that no Chicagoan goes hungry during this holiday season. You can help: please be sure to bring along two cans of food (or more) to the race site to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  


See you there and Happy Thanksgiving!


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