Special Events

Turkey Trot 5K- Presented by Byron Bank

The Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K, presented by Byron Bank is all about fun! This race is an approximate 5K and runners will guess their time. Pies will be randomly awarded to participants in attendance. The "Best Dressed" Golden Turkey award will be back and the winner(s) will have a chance to take home a special prize!

Date: Thursday, November 25th

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Check In/Race Day Registration: 7:00 -7:45 a.m.

Location: 500 N. Colfax St., Byron, IL

Race Shirts: Participants must be pre-registered by November 12th at noon to guarantee a race shirt. A LIMITED number will be available race day.

Chip timing will be provided by Tri-3 Sports Timing.

Plaques will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age division. Age divisions are as follow: 0-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75 & older.

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Holiday House Decorating Showdown

Get ready to spread some holiday cheer and participate in the second annual holiday house decorating showdown! We are calling on Park District residents to decorate their house for a chance to win bragging rights and some fun prizes too! Prizes will be awarded to one winner in each decorating category: The Clark W. Griswold, Best Yard Display, Traditional. Please be sure to have your lights on December 14 at 6:00 pm for judging. Be sure to register no later than noon on December 13th!