Here are all the details about the best Thanksgiving community race.
Race registration includes bib number, chip timing, and a FREE tech shirt for the first 5,500 registered runners who pick up their packets. We take pride in keeping our early registration rates low at $30. This rate remains the lowest registration fee in the area for any Thanksgiving day race. Please try to pick up your race packet before race day at one of our convenient packet pickup locations.
Packet Pickup Locations
You can pick up your race packet at the following location. We highly recommend you pick up your race packet before race day.
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
3551 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Saturday, November 19 from 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 20 from 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Thanksgiving / Race Day
Thursday, November 24 from 7:00 — 8:00 am
Please note, this year, there will be no packet pick-up or registration on Wednesday, November 23.
This course is USATF-certified. The 5K race starts at Main and Grove Streets in downtown Downers Grove. It loops around the downtown area for the first mile before entering the beautiful, wooded neighborhood of Denburn Woods. After exiting Denburn Woods, the course completes another small neighborhood loop before returning to downtown for the finish on Curtiss Street.
Download Bonfield Express 5K Course Map >
For your safety and the safety of all participants, no dogs are allowed on the 5K course. We also ask that walkers and strollers start behind runners at the starting line. Thank you for respecting the safety of others.
Also, roads will close at 7:45 am to vehicular traffic along the race route on race day.
Gift card prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers.
1st Place Overall Male — $100
1st Place Overall Female — $100
2nd Place Overall Male — $75
2nd Place Overall Female — $75
3rd Place Overall Male — $50
3rd Place Overall Female — $50
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