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

The Fox & The Turkey

2020 The Fox & The Turkey Races

A Fox Valley Holiday Tradition

About This Event

The Fox River Trail Runners are proud to announce The Fox and Turkey Four Mile and One Mile Youth Race will continue as a Fox Valley Thanksgiving Day tradition. As with everything else in 2020, this year’s event will be a bit different though. On November 26th, we will be celebrating our 24th year of this classic event. The races will start and finish you’re your home with the ones that you love or you love running with!

Online registration is available through Sunday, November 22nd.

The main reason that we want to put on this virtual event is as a fundraising opportunity for our community partner, the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. When you register for the event, there will be an opportunity to donate. However, please consider an additional donations of cash or non-perishable food items at our virtual event’s packet pickup. The money and food will be donated and distributed to those in need in the tri-cities area.


Online registration is preferred and open through November 22nd.

Note: There are NO refunds, or deferrals. Transfers in same race event are permissible if done by November 24th. Log into your account and select “transfer request” option from participant dashboard and registration page. Additional registration fees apply. Questions? Email


4 Mile Race
Youth Mile Race
10/1 thru 10/31
FRTR Members
$15.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
$10.00 + food donation
$10.00 + food donation
11/1 thru 11/22**
FRTR Members
$20.00 + food donation
$20.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
$15.00 + food donation
Shipping of packets:
Everyone $10.00 per participant $10.00 per participant

Note: There will be a small processing fee added to all entries when registering
**Swag is not guaranteed

Packet Pickup and Donation Drop Off

Packet Pickup Schedule
Noon – 3:00pm on Saturday 11/21
Noon – 4:00pm on Wednesday 11/25
7:00am – 9:00am on Thursday 11/26

Packet Pickup and Donation Location
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is accessible by I-88. Exit at Route 31 and go north about 5 miles to First Street just before downtown Batavia. Turn right and go two blocks east to Shumway Avenue. Turn right on Flinn Street and proceed to the building straight ahead to your left. Look for pop-up tents where you can make your donation and pick up your packet.

Packet Pickup and Donation Location

What to Expect

Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry will accept non-perishable food donations, cash or checks made out to Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. Runners who registered before supplies run out will be able to pick up their swag. Look for our dynamic duo of mascots to welcome you!

Premium Swag

Premium Texting Gloves or Knit hats are guaranteed to the first 500 pre-registered runners.


Run your race sometime between Saturday 11/21 and Sunday 11/29. Look for details to come out around submitting your time.

Additional Information

For additional information visit our website at, or contact us via email at


If you would like to be part of the fun and satisfaction of assisting the Fox River Trail Runners with the packet pickup, please email the race director at

Previous Results

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