Back of the Yards 5K Turkey Run

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Date(s) - 11/19/2023
8:00 am

Union Stockyards Gate


Please join the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council in celebrating the first Back of the Yards 5K Turkey Run/Walk. Starting at the historic Union Stock Yard Gate, participants will travel through the Stockyard Industrial Park and surrounding neighborhood for a for a fun and healthy event for the whole family.  Registration is free for community residents, and we’re excited to announce that the first 250 finishers will receive a free turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Event highlights

  • Free registration for neighborhood residents
  • Free swag bag, bib and t-shirt to the first 1,000 registrants
  • Cheer squads throughout the race such as the BYNC’s Music group, Back of the Yards College Preparatory Band
  • Commemorative medal to the first 1,000 finishers
  • Post-run party with live music and performances
  • First 500 finishers will receive a FREE turkey



For more information please contact Michelle Ramirez at (872) 281-7832 or

Packet Pick-up


Packet pickup will take place at the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council office located at 4555 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60609 at the following times:

Thursday, November 16th from 12PM – 7PM

Friday, November 17th from 9AM – 5PM

La entrega de paquetes se realizará en la oficina del Concilio de Back of the Yards ubicada en el 4555 S Ashland Ave., Chicago IL 60609 en los siguientes horarios:
Jueves 16 de Noviembre de 12PM -7PM
Viernes 17 de Noviembre de 9AM- 5PM

Race Course & Parking

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