Fox River Trail Runners - P.O. Box 371, Geneva, IL 60134

The Fox & The Turkey

2017 The Fox & The Turkey Races

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About This Event

Run like a Fox or be a Turkey on Thanksgiving Day! The Fox and Turkey Four Mile and One Mile Youth Race is a Thanksgiving tradition as we are in our 21st year. The races start and finish near downtown Batavia on the beautiful Fox River.

Online registration is through November 20th. In addition, this is a food drive event to help those less fortunate. Please consider an additional donation and bring a non-perishable food item at packet pickup and registration. The money and food will be donated and distributed in the Fox Valley area via the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

These races are part of the Fox River Trail Runners Circuit Races.

Directions & Parking

Batavia is accessible by I-88. Exit at Route 31 and go north about 5 miles to Wilson Street in downtown Batavia. Turn right and go two blocks east to Island Avenue in downtown Batavia. The Peg Bond Center is in the park to the northwest of Houston Street and Island Avenue intersection.

There are several parking lots around downtown Batavia.

The Fox and The Turkey Race Starts in Downtown Batavia

The Fox and The Turkey Race Starts in Downtown Batavia

Four Mile Race

COURSE MAP

This chip timed race starts and finishes on Houston St., near the Batavia Government Center and Peg Bond Center. The course will utilize neighborhood streets west of Route 31. There is one uphill at the start and one downhill at the finish. One water station is available on the course near the two mile mark.

The Four Mile race starts at at 8:15 AM.
The race course will be remain open until 9:15 am allowing for a pace of 15:00 minutes per mile to finish.

Race results will be posted on the Fox River Trail Runners website later in the day after the race.

The course is considered “OPEN ROAD”. Runners must keep to the right side of the roadway at all times to ensure their safety. The Fox River Trail Runners strongly recommends against the use of baby strollers/joggers by participants in this event. The reason is such that inclusion of strollers increases the potential for injury to race participants and children.For safety reasons, the use of headphones or other electronic devices during the race is STRONGLY discouraged.
PLEASE, no dogs, walkers, roller-skaters or bikes are allowed in the races.

Youth Mile Race

Youth Mile Course Map

Youth Mile is a race for those 12 years old and under. Race starts and finishes on Houston St.

The Youth Mile race starts at 7:30 AM. The course closes twenty minutes after start of the race.

Race results will be posted on the Fox River Trail Runners website later in the day after the race.

The course is considered “OPEN ROAD”. Runners must keep to the right side of the roadway at all times to ensure their safety. Parents, guardians or relatives may run with Youth Mile participants.

Registration

Online registration is preferred and open through November 20th. Race Day registration will begin at 6:30 A.M. and will close PROMPTLY at 7:15 AM for the Youth Mile and 8:00 AM for the Four Mile race.

Note: There are NO refunds, or deferrals. Transfers in same race event are permissible if done by November 21st. Log into your raceroster.com account and select “transfer request” option from participant dashboard and registration page. Additional registration fees apply. Questions? Email foxandturkey@foxrivertrailrunners.org.

Fees


4 Mile Race
Youth Mile Race
thru 9/30
Regular
FRTR Members
$25.00 + food donation
$20.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
$10.00 + food donation
10/1 thru 10/31
Regular
FRTR Members
$30.00 + food donation
$25.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
$10.00 + food donation
11/1 thru 11/22
Regular
FRTR Members
$35.00 + food donation
$35.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
$10.00 + food donation
Race Day:
Everyone $35.00 + food donation $15.00 + food donation

Note: There will be a small processing fee added to all entries when registering

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup is available for those who register by November 20th on Wednesday November 22, between 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm, at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. Enter and park via the Fabyan Parkway entrance.

The Fox and The Turkey Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location

The Fox and The Turkey Pre-Race Packet Pickup Location

Race Day packet pick up is from 6:30 am to 8:00 am. at the Batavia Government Center, 100 N Island Ave., Batavia

The Fox and The Turkey Race Day Packet Pickup Location

The Fox and The Turkey Race Day Packet Pickup Location

Packets can be picked up by people other than the race entrant with a valid confirmation document.

Premium Swag

Adult and youth swag is guaranteed to the first 2500 pre-registered runners. Availability is limited on race day.

Post Race Refreshments

Hot Chocolate, snacks, and water

Awards & Prizes

4 MILE: Awards for the top THREE overall Male and Female winners and top THREE Male and Female in these age groups: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and over. Overall male and female winners are not eligible for age group awards

Youth Mile: (Ages 12 and under): Awards to the top FIVE Male and Female winners in these age groups: 0-7, 8-9, 10-12. Award ribbons for all finishers.

Additional Information

For additional information visit our website at www.FoxRiverTrailRunners.org, or contact us via email at foxandturkey@foxrivertrailrunners.org.

Volunteers

If you would like to be part of the fun and satisfaction of assisting the Fox River Trail Runners with the many tasks required to host this event, please fill out and submit the volunteer form.

Previous Results

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Sponsors

Pal Joey's - Italian Cuisine - Award Winning Pizza

 

Fox Valley Physical Therapy

 

Hart Chiropractic

 

Orange Theory

 

Aliano’s Italian Restaurant

 

Meijer

 
Target

 
Costco

 
Jewel

 
Fresh Market

 

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