11th Annual Turkey Trot

2023 Registration:

The GCHS Booster Club Turkey Trot 5K will take place at Grayslake Central High School.  The race starts and ends on the GCHS track.  All proceeds will help support the high school athletic program financial needs throughout the year.

Register early to get your preferred shirt size.  Registrations received on November 1, 2023 or later may receive a shirt, but it may not be in your preferred size.

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The Turkey Trot is a fundraising event for the GCHS Booster Club. Money raised at this event will help fund the Booster Club objective to support Grayslake Central’s athletic programs and it’s Athletes. Our goal is to generate funds that will be used to purchase items that are not in the budgets of our athletic programs and to pay for Athletes in need to cover their Athletic Fees. The Booster Club believes that no student should be unable to participate as an Athlete if they are unable to pay sport related fees.

Athletic Trainers

Athletico Trainers will be on-site for injury care and evaluation as well as assistance on all matters pertaining to the health and well being of the participants.

The Course

Come on out with your friends and family and have some fun running through the streets of Grayslake. The 5k will start and finish at the Grayslake Central High School’s track.  The race will take you through both the old and newer neighborhoods West of Grayslake Central High School and past Jones Island on what was once known as Gray’s Lake. To authenticate your race, the course will be timed using Race Results timing technology.

Packet Pickup

The 1st Packet Pick up will take place on Saturday November 18th from 4-6 p.m. in the school’s Field House. The 2nd packet Pick up and race day registration will take place on Sunday November 19th starting at 7:30 a.m. (also in the Field House).


The top 3 Male and 3 Female finishers overall will receive trophies. Medals will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group category.


Your pre-event entry fee will include a custom designed event shirt and a timing bib. Online Registration will close on November 16, 2023 at 11:59pm CST. Race day registration will take place on Sunday November 19th starting at 7:30 a.m. (also in the Field House). Late registrations will also be available on Saturday & Sunday.

What you get

Race Participants will receive a long-sleeved white t-shirt, and the first 500 registrants will receive a green drawstring bag screened with our Turkey Trot logo. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall male & female finisher. We have some great donated gifts and we will have some prizes to raffle off to those in attendance. There will be food trucks in the parking lot at GCHS to purchase food. 


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A huge Thank You to all of our 2022 10th Annual Turkey Trot sponsors. Much gratitude for your generosity!