Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot 5k

Sat November 18, 2023 Aurora, IL 60506 US Directions


Age Based Pricing


9:00AM CST

Results & Pictures

2023 Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot Results


Below you will find a link for past results:

2022 Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot Results

2021 Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot Results

Below you will find a link to a slide show & pictures from the 2021 & 2022 Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trots:

2021 Slide Show

2022 Pre-Race Photos

2022 Race Photos

2022 Post-Race Photos


All participants will receive:

  • A Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt

  • A Finisher Medal

  • Chip Timed Result

  • A Draft Beer (or non-alcoholic beverage) at Two Brothers Roundhouse during Post-Race Celebration

Race Day Itinerary

7:00 - Packet Pick Up Begins in Parking Lot X in Downtown Aurora

8:45 - Turkey Trot Competitive Start (9:00 pace per mile and faster)

9:00 - Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk Begins

9:30 - Awards Ceremony at Wilder Park

10:00 - Two Brothers Roundhouse Opens for Post-Race Celebration

*Now Featuring The Following Awards:

  • Biggest Turkey to final finisher
  • Traveling Trophy awarded to high school with most participants
  • Greatest East Aurora Pride to participant in best EA Gear
  • Greatest West Aurora Pride to participant in best WA Gear
  • Farthest Traveled to participant who has come from afar



Parking Lot X = 309 River Street

Two Brothers Roundhouse = 205 N. Broadway


309 N River St.
Aurora, IL US 60506

Course Map and Description

The course begins on the river path just North of the new pedestrian bridge on the West side of the Mighty Fox River in the heart of historic Downtown Aurora.  It heads North roughly one and a half miles before taking a U-turn beneath Indian Trail Rd. where it then heads South again on the West side of the river.  After crossing Illinois Ave. participants head East over the river and continue South on the East side.  The final turn will be a right to head West towards an exhilarating finish across the new pedestrian bridge crossing the Mighty Fox from East to West with a beautiful view of Downtown Aurora to the South.


Join the running community of Aurora for the 3rd Annual Tom-A-Hawk Turkey Trot on a flat and fast course along the Fox River.  All proceeds benefit the Aurora East Educational Foundation and A + Foundation for West Aurora Schools in their support of students of both the East and West Aurora School Districts.  This event is sure to be an exciting one, finishing with the final straightaway across the pedestrian bridge in Downtown Aurora.

Registrants will receive a commemorative long sleeve performance shirt.  The shirt will feature a design created by an art student from East or West Aurora High school.

About Us

East is East and West is West, and in Aurora, Together is Best!!!  129 + 131 = One Aurora

The A+ Foundation for West Aurora Schools and the Aurora East Educational Foundation are coming together in order to raise funds for the improvement of the public education experience for all our students in Aurora. 

The A+ Foundation                      

The A+ Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that began in 1992 as the Foundation for West Aurora School which then merged in 2008 with the West Aurora High School Alumni Association. The A+ Foundation supports the students, staff, and community and raises money in order to enhance opportunities and provide additional resources which are so necessary to the success of our District.

The goals of the A+ Foundation are to enrich the curriculum of West Aurora School District 129, inspire excellence in students and staff, expand opportunities for community involvement and foster alumni connections. The Mission of A+ is to support and promote educational, cultural and charitable programs for the students and alumni of School District 129. Support is provided through grants, programs and scholarships to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for recipients.

For additional info contact Ingrid Roney at 630-546-6456 /

The Aurora East Educational Foundation

The Aurora East Educational Foundation (AEEF) was established in 1993 to provide funds and resources for the enhancement and enrichment of the educational programs and activities of East Aurora School District 131. The AEEF attracts private funds and resources to support programs and services not funded with tax dollars. The AEEF is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation directed and governed by a group of private citizens, most of whom are graduates of East Aurora High School or district residents.

Over the last 8 years, the AEEF has been able to provide over $400,000 in Scholarships for Students and Mini-Grants for Teachers w/in EASD 131 and assisted D131 in securing over $1,241,000 in grant funds. The mini-grant award program has been well received by teachers and staff throughout the entire district and the scholarship program has grown dramatically on an annual basis.

Many thanks to all of our donors who have helped grow the scholarship program throughout the years. The 3 tiers of the AEEF Scholarship Program comprise: Students Pursuing a Degree in Education, High Achieving Students who have Excelled Academically throughout their High School Career, and Students Pursuing a Career Path in Vocational Studies.

For additional info contact Ken Darby - 


Premier Sponsor

Dunham Foundation


Platinum Sponsor

Fox Valley Park District

Organic Life


Gold Sponsor

Two Brothers Roundhouse

City of Aurora Alderman At-Large Ron Woerman


Silver Sponsor

Rush Copley Medical Center

Parra's Bakery

Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board

City of Aurora

Old Second Bank


Bronze Sponsors

West Aurora Sports Boosters


Bill J Deligiannis - Realtor - 630-788-5288

Spartan Ale House

O'Malley's Pub & Eatery

Waubonsee Community College

Rotary Club of Aurora United

Llamas St. Jules LLP

AEAW Teacher Union

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly

Oxie Affordable Optical

Arlene & Dick Hawks

City of Aurora Alderwoman Juany Garza - 2nd Ward

Fairview Dental

Dick's Mini Donuts

Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association

Jake's Machining and Rebuidling

Anodyne Pain & Wellness Solutions of Aurora

US Army

Aurora Fast Print

Woodman's Markets

East Aurora Sports Boosters

Frankie & Lisa Zepeda


Tom-A-Hawk Sponsor

River Front Jeep

Coffman Truck Sales, Inc.

Allyson & Thomas R. Herget

City of Aurora Alderman Bill Donnell - 4th Ward

KCT Credit Union

Saul Olivas

City of Aurora Alderman Ted Mesiacos - 3rd Ward

Thomas Pump

Aurora Tap House

Olson Massage Studio

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