Beat the Bird

11.25.21, 9am

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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!

Proceeds Directly Benefiting

The Hinsdale Community House Counseling CenterMake a Direct Donation
Trinity Sober LivingMake a Direct Donation

Race Day Information

  • Packet pickup Tuesday 11/23, Wednesday 11/24 12-5pm at the Westmont Location: 37B West Quincy St. Westmont, IL 60559
  • Packet pickup closes Thursday, 11/25 at 7:30am
  • Race begins 9am 11/25
  • Joe Chura, podcast host of Not Almost There, thought leader, and founder of Dealer Inspire will speak at the event

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.


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.

Free Parking

The lots on along York have been designated for free race parking.

Registration Details

2021 Registration Fees

  • Super Early Bird Registration Thru 9/15 – $25
  • Early Bird Registration Until 10/29 – $35
  • Individual Registration Until 11/23 – $45
  • Individual Registration 11/25 – $55
    Participation not guaranteed after 11/23
    No race day registration

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