Kids Turkey Trot 2019

Village to Host Kids' Turkey Trot & Diaper Dash
Posted on 10/28/2019

Village to Host Kids' Turkey Trot & Diaper Dash

Child-friendly version of Turkey Trot event to be held at Sportsplex on Nov 23

 

Orland Park, IL (October 28, 2019)-The Village of Orland Park’s Turkey Trot has been a holiday mainstay for more than three decades. Because of the number of children who enjoy running with their families, the village’s Recreation Department also offers its Kids’ Turkey Trot and the toddler Diaper Dash.

 

 

“While the main event, the 31st Annual Village of Orland Park Turkey Trot, may not be suitable for the youngest members of our community, “said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, “this one is right up their alley and gives them the opportunity to take part in the fun.”

 

 

Orland Park’s Kids’ Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 23 at the indoor track at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. The first heat, for three year olds, begins at 9:30 a.m., with the last heat for nine year olds beginning at 11:05 A.M. Heat times are approximate; please arrive 20 minutes prior to scheduled time. A pre-determined number of track laps have been established for each age.

 

“We have entire families run in the village’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and we started the Kids’ Trot eight years ago to give our young runners an event of their own,” said Recreation Committee Chair Trustee Jim Dodge. “We have had a great response and are hoping to welcome even more kids this year,” he added.

 

The trot is open to youngsters age three to nine with all participants receiving t-shirts and goodie bags. Runners should check in fifteen minutes before the start time for their age groups. Village residents pay

$12 each, with non-residents paying $15 and Sportsplex members paying $7.

 

The Village of Orland Park Diaper Dash is open to one and two year olds and will also be held on November 23 beginning with the first heat, for 1 year olds, starting at 9 a.m. and the second and last heat for two year olds at 9:15 a.m. Heat times are approximate; please arrive 20 minutes prior to scheduled time. Residents pay $6, non-residents pay $9 and Sportsplex members pay $5.

 

Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of their age division to check in.

 

Pre-registration is required and is available online at orlandpark.org, at the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue and at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

 

Further information is available by calling the Recreation Department at 708/403-5000.

 

 

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