Patrick Devitt’s 4th Annual
THURS., NOV. 23rd, 2017    


 $30 Individual.

 Family Rate $ 100 for 4 to 6 members or $125 for 7 to 9 members

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Race Results

Check out the Pictures from 2016

 VIEW 2016 Pictures



2016 Male & Female Top Finishers

Jeremy Lozano  17:18

Julie Kupiec  20:44




2015 Male & Female Top Finishers

Jonathan  Harper    16:47
Jasmine Harper       19:52


2014 Male & Female Top Finishers

Andrew Tomaka    16:27
Julie Kupiec       21:39






2016 TURKEY TROT Sponsors

ABS Couriers, Inc

Allpoint Property Services, Inc.

Amperage Electrical

ARO Metal Stamping Company

Bloomingdale Township Republican Party

Coda bears

Cyber Construction
Friendly Ford of Roselle

Langer Eye Care

Law office of Kory Atkinson

Hit It Fitness

Jimmy John’s of Roselle

John T. Dabrowski , Township Assessor

L&W Supply Corporation

Mark Drugs

Payless Tobacco And Liquor

Pinnacle Chiropractic

Roselle Bank and Trust

Roselle Chamber of Commerce

Roselle Lions Club

Sam Tornatore Law Office

Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels



Strollers or wagons are allowed but will need to line up behind the runners at the starting line.

Packet pickup is available on Tuesday and Weds from 6 PM to 8 PM  prior to the race, you can also sign up on those dated. Pickup is at Village Hall in the first floor

You don’t need your receipt for pickup. Packet pickup is your bib for the race and the race shirt.

You can also pickup on race day but to avoid the crowd it is highly recommended you pickup early or allow enough time on race day.

Parking is available at the Park District Clauss center, Lake Park west campus lot and the remote Lake park west lot.

Lake Park’s foyer will be open and available if the weather is cold. Announcement will be made at 7:45 that race is about to begin.

The race will go unless the Police decide the weather is bad. Rain and snow will not cancel the race. If lighting is present, the race will be delayed and everyone will be asked to wait inside of Lake Park.

The race is chipped time. The chip is on the back of the bib. The bib can not be covered when you pass over the start or the finish line. Please wear the bib on the outside of your clothing for the race. Do not bend the chip, this can cause it to not register. For 2016, the race will start with air horn, there is no timing strip on the starting line so everyone’s start time is the same. This changed this year is order to eliminate the bottle neck from the past two years and allows everyone to use the whole street to start. If you are a competitive runner, make sure you line up in the front. The timing company is responsible for accuracy of the results.

The route will be closed for the duration of the race, however since there are homes along the route, there is the possibility of cars coming out of these homes, all runners need to be aware of their surrounding.

Awards will be at the finish line at 9:15. If it is raining or snowing, it will be moved inside. There will be an announcement at the finish line.

Music, food and drink will be at the finish line. Results will be posted as soon as they are available. Heaters will be available if the conditions are cold. The Lions club will be serving Hot Chocolate!

Gear check is available at registration and at the start line. You can drop off items such as keys, sweatshirts or jackets for the race staff to hold onto as you run. Please pickup items after the race. The items will be bagged and your bib number labeled on it. They will be available at the finish line.

Results and pictures will be posted as soon as they are available.

Volunteers are needed for early packet pickup, setting up on race day, registration and cleaning up. If available to help out, please email name and availability using email address on bottom of this page.




Lake Park High School – West Campus | 500 West Bryn Mawr Ave Roselle, IL  60172


Online registration is closed, you can signup at Packet pickup or on race day. 


The 5k Race

The certified 5k course is USATF measured and approved. An oblong loop, it starts on Bryn Mawr Road between the Roselle Park District Clauss Center and Lake Park High School West Campus. It is reasonable flat and a fast course. The course has a wide start and a long straight starting line along Bryn Mawr road. It continues through the Waterbury subdivision and winds back to end in the North end of the Lake Park West Campus parking lot. There is one water station at the 1.62 mile mark. The entire race is on asphalt closed streets of Roselle. The course is clearly marked with signs and volunteers directing the way. Each mile marker is marked.

Parking and Registration Map


Post Race

After the race enjoy a variety of fruit, snacks, water and heating stations if the weather is cold.



Packet Pickup

All those that register will receive a long sleeved cotton shirt. Early packet pickup will be offered at the Village Hall 31 South Prospect, Roselle in the first floor conference room. This is on first floor to the right when you walk into the facility. Signs will be posted. This will be available on Tuesday from  6 to 8pm and Weds from 6-8pm.  You must be registered online by November 23rd in order to pickup early. Onsite registration is also available at that time.

Race Day Information

. Registration and packet pickup on race day Thursday November 26th starts at 6 AM. Early pickup ( Tuesday and Wednesday) . is encouraged in order to help avoid long lines. Early pickup is available at Roselle Village Hall 31 S. Prospect Street in the first floor lobby: Tuesday from 6-8 and Wed from 6-8pm. For RACE DAY registration and pickup, this will be taken care of at the Lake Park High School security cube which is the entrance by the flag polls. Watch for signs.

PDF Map of Race Route



7:45 line up
7:50 National Anthem
8 AM 5k Start
9:15 awards – to be held at finish line in front of DJ stand.

Bryn Mawr will be closed to traffic at 7:15 on race morning between Mensching and West End, please plan accordingly.

The course is closed to traffic during the duration of the race, however cars might still come out of homes along the course, please be alert and responsive during the race.

Thanks for everyone that came out for the 2015 Exploding Turkey Trot

Results are posted at:

341 signed up, 319 Finishers (11 runners start time registered but not finish line).

if your age, name on the results is incorrect please contact me.

Thanks to the Roselle Lions club and the Roselle Renegades baseball team for volunteering time at the race.

Pictures are at

If you have any pictures you want posted sent them to me.

See you next year.


If you were not able to attend but still want to support the fireworks, I have extra shirts for sale for only $10. Contact me at



Contact Us for more information

 365 Countryside Dr., Roselle. IL 60172

(630) 220-4878