Village to Host Kids' Turkey Trot & Diaper Dash

Village to Host Kids' Turkey Trot & Diaper Dash
Posted on 11/14/2014

The Village of Orland Park’s Turkey Trot has been a holiday mainstay for more than two 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.

“We have entire families run in the village’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and we started the Kids’ Trot six years ago to give our young runners an event of their own,” said Orland Park Fitness Manager Deborah Graham-Geghen. “We have had a great response and are hoping to welcome even more kids this year,” she added.

Orland Park’s Kids’ Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 22 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 11:10 A.M. A pre-determined number of track laps have been established for each age.

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. Registration closes Monday, November 8 or when the events fill.

The Village of Orland Park Diaper Dash is open to one and two year olds and will also be held on November 22 beginning with the first heat, for 1 year olds, starting at 9:00 a.m. and the second and last heat for two year olds at 9:15 a.m. 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 at the Recreation Administration Building, 14600 South Ravinia Avenue and at the village’s Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

Further information is available by calling the Recreation Department at 708/645-7529.