The Bonfield Express 5K begins promptly at 8:30 am. Here are all the details about the best Thanksgiving community race.

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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 one of the lowest registration fees in the area for any Thanksgiving day race. Please try to pick up your race packet before race day at our convenient packet pickup location. 

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 23 from 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 24 from 11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Tivoli Theatre
5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Thanksgiving / Race Day
Thursday, November 28 from 7:00 — 8:00 am

Please note, there will be no packet pick-up or registration on Wednesday, November 27.


Course Description

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 >

Course Safety

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.


Get ready for the race with the help of Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center’s group runs and yoga classes.

Download Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Flyer >

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