Beat the Bird


Registration Opens July 1st, 2021

A fun family race in the beautiful Fullersburg Woods.  This race has become one of the premiere Thanksgiving day 5K’s in the midwest and has grown into a tradition for many local families on Thanksgiving morning.  Families line up to race different paced birds through a challenging and scenic cinder path.  At the finish there are festivities with all of our sponsors complete with HOT CHOCOLATE!

Fullersburg Woods and Graue Mill, Oakbrook, Illinois


Be one with nature on this beautiful 5K (3.1 mile) trail run through the rolling hills of Fullersburg Woods. The race will take place in any weather.

Location & Parking

The race will start on the corner of York and Spring Rd, by Fullersburg Woods/Graue Mill, on Thanksgiving morning. This event has become a fun, family tradition to start the holidays! Pick a pace and line up to beat your bird. This wonderful event encourages you to spend time with family while giving back – 100% of the proceeds directly benefit Chicago Hope Academy.


2021 Registration Fees

  • Super Early Bird Registration Thru 9/15 – $25
  • Early Bird Registration Until 10/29 – $35
  • Individual Registration Until 11/25 – $45