Village to Host Nov. 18 Kids' Turkey Trot & Toddler Diaper Dash

Village to Host Nov. 18 Kids' Turkey Trot & Toddler Diaper Dash
Posted on 11/01/2017

The Village of Orland Park's Turkey Trot has been a holiday mainstay for more than two decades. Because of the number of children who enjoy running with their families, the village's Recreation Department also offers its Kids' Turkey Trot and the toddler Diaper Dash.

"We have entire families run in the village's Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and we started the Kids' Trot eight years ago to give our young runners an event of their own," said Orland Park Fitness Manager Deborah Graham-Geghen. "We have had a great response and are hoping to welcome even more kids this year," she added.

Orland Park's Kids' Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 18 at the indoor track at the village's Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. The first heat, for three-year-olds, begins at 9:30 a.m., with the last heat for nine-year-olds beginning at 11:05 A.M. A pre-determined number of track laps have been established for each age.

The trot is open to youngsters age three to nine with all participants receiving t-shirts and goodie bags. Runners should check in 15 minutes before the start time for their age groups. Village residents pay $12 each, with non-residents paying $15 and Sportsplex members paying $7. Registration closes Monday, November 6 or when the events fill.

The Village of Orland Park Diaper Dash is open to one and two-year-olds and will also be held on November 18 beginning with the first heat, for 1-year-olds, starting at 9 a.m. and the second and last heat for two-year-olds at 9:15 a.m. Residents pay $6, non-residents pay $9 and Sportsplex members pay $5.

Pre-registration is required and is available at the Recreation Administration Building, 14600 South Ravinia Avenue and at the village's Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

Further information is available by calling the Recreation Department at 708/645-7529.