Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day

Start your holiday off on the right foot! Join us for the 13th annual Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning alongside your family, friends, and community members. This will be the perfect start to the day without the frills of a big event. This is a non-competitive road run with one self-service water station. No results will be recorded for this event.

Register before Oct. 31 to guarantee a long-sleeved technical race shirt – Registrations received after Oct. 31 will receive shirts on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

The 5-mile route takes runners through the Mattoon Lightworks display at Peterson Park before sunrise. All proceed benefit the YMCA’s Membership for All scholarship fund.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2024
Registration Fee: $25 in advance/$30 on race day
Start time: 6 a.m.
Packet Pick-Up:
Mattoon Area Family YMCA

  • Wednesday, November 27 from 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28 from 5:30-5:45 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Membership for All program, which provides financial assistance to those in our community so that nobody is turned away due to an inability to pay. Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. For more information, call 217-234-9494 or email Sarah Dowell at