Bare Bones 5-Mile Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day

Start your holiday off on the right foot! Join us for the 8th 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 by November 12 to guarantee a long-sleeved glow-in-the-dark technical race shirt!

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 26, 2020
Registration: 9/1/20-11/26/20 (online registration ends 5 PM on November 25)
Registration Fee: $25 in advance/$30 on race day
Start time: 6 a.m.
Packet Pick-Up: 5 AM-6 PM on Wednesday, November 27 and 5:30-6 AM on Thursday, November 28

Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. For more information, call 217-234-9494 or email Sarah Dowell at

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