Online registration is closed. You can register before the race in person between 7-8:30 am. Elmhurst University gym, 221 Walter Street. Thank you!

The 2021 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot will be offering TWO OPTIONS:

Option #1: Our IN-PERSON race will once again take place in downtown Elmhurst at 9 AM on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021. We’re thrilled to return to our race course and look forward to seeing everyone Thanksgiving morning.

Our Honorary Starter will be Dick Weber, a 3rd generation lifelong resident of Elmhurst who served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and is a Purple Heart recipient.

Option #2: Our VIRTUAL option is offered for those who may be immunocompromised, high risk, cautious around crowds, or unable to travel to Elmhurst on Thanksgiving Day.

Choose the event that is right for you when you register.

(Note ~ The registration deadline for the virtual event is October 31.)

We will be adhering to all local and state safety procedures. Visit our FAQ page to learn more.

Turkey Trot Thanks

Until Thanksgiving Day! We are back to our in-person run this year!

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Beneficiaries of
The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

Loaves and Fishes Community Services
West Suburban Community Pantry
People's Resource Center
United Community Concerns Association
Catholic Charities - DuPage County
DuPage PADS
Elmhurst Walk-In Assistance Network
Elmhurst/Yorkfield Food Pantry

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Turkey Trot History

A History of Helping
Those In Need

To date, The Dan Gibbons Foundation has donated nearly $3.9 million dollars. We take care to keep all funds raised within the County of DuPage. The funds have provided nearly 4 million meals over the years and the event brings families and a community together on a day for giving thanks.

The organization recently expanded to include other events throughout the year. In June 2017, we announced the new Café Liberty culinary skills training program.

Our efforts are only successful because of the gracious donations of our supporters. Your assistance helps us help others and we always appreciate it.

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