3 Mile Run/Walk - Chip Timed

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:00AM CST

3 Mile Course Map (Click Here)

The race will take place along Water St., Adams St., and the Peoria Riverfront Trail

1 Mile Walk

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:05AM CST

Walkers will line up behind the runners and the 1 Mile walk signs. At approximately 8:05, walkers in the 1 Mile will leave the starting line area and proceed to Liberty, then Washington, Eaton, and back down Water Street to finish.


Join us in helping the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer by volunteering at packet pickup or on race day. All volunteers receive a race shirt.

Click here to volunteer.


The Chocolate Turkey is $25 through December 31st. $30 through September 30th. $30 through October 14th, $35 through November 18th, $40 through November 21st, and $45 on race day. Race day registration is available from 7:00AM - 7:45AM unless the race has sold out.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-Up will take place on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from 11:00AM - 6:00PM at Running Central (311 SW Water St. Fl-1, Peoria, IL 61602).

LATE Packet Pick-Up will be available on race day from 7:00AM until 7:45AM.


Parking will be available at various lots along the Peoria Riverfront. The lot directly across from Running Central will NOT BE AVAILABLE. The post race party will be located there. Street parking is also available anywhere downtown.

Race Swag

All participants in both races will receive a 2.5oz solid chocolate turkey, as well as, hot chocolate and fondue after the race. Entries also receive a Chocolate Turkey Thermal (adults) or Chocolate Turkey long sleeve tech (children). Participants also have the option to choose a Running Central Gift Card instead of the shirt.


Shirt sizes that sell out will be removed from the choices in registration.

Age Group Awards - 3 Mile Race

This year's awards are Tanner's Caramel Apples. They will be given to the Overall Female and Male participants, and to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups:

  • 18 & Under
  • 19 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 +
**Age Group Awards are based on Chip Time**
**Overall Male and Female based on Gun Time**