The MHA Blog
Bring Your Confirmation
If you have already registered online, please remember to bring your confirmation page to the tent Thanksgiving morning. Lost your confirmation email? Click here to request a copy of your confirmation.
Record Turnout for the Trot!
8,685 Turkey Trotters this year… A NEW RECORD! A simple “thank you” does not begin to express our gratitude for the difference you have made in the lives of those in need!
Click here to view the results of the 30th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot!
Online Registration Closed
Online Registration is now closed. But don’t worry! Those wanting to register can still register at the Registration Tent on Thanksgiving prior to 9am for $35. Happy Thanksgiving!
Packet Pick Up (Race Day)
Those who didn’t pick up their packet on Saturday can still pick up their shirt and bib on Thanksgiving morning from 6:30 – 9AM in the tent. The new tent location is Park Ave and Prospect Ave, next to the Elmhurst Public Library.
New Route to Address Huge Popularity
Find out more about the new route and other Turkey Trot news! Click here to read the article on Elmhurst Patch.
Parking & Shuttle Bus Info
For information on parking and shuttle buses, click here.
We have exciting news! To accommodate our ever-growing participants, we are moving downtown! The Start Line will be just east of the Post Office at Adell Place and Park Ave. We will hit a couple neighborhoods, Palmer Drive, wind through the downtown and cruise past the Veteran’s Memorial “Always Remember” in Wilder Park, past Wilder Mansion and finish in front of Elmhurst College Library. Participate in this year’s Turkey Trot to run or walk our best route yet! For more information, click here.
Registration for the 30th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot is now open. Click here to register now!
Shuttle Bus Locations
We will have shuttle buses at 3 locations this year:
- 1) York High School (355 W. St Charles Rd, Elmhurst)
- 2) Sandburg Middle School (345 E. St. Charles Rd, Elmhurst)
- 3) US Bank (536 South York St- Vallette St entrance)
Parking and Metra
Take advantage of the parking lot on Alexander across from Elmhurst College football field and the new parking deck just north of the Metra tracks on First St.
The new course makes it easy to get to the Turkey Trot for those east and west of Elmhurst. Our Start Line is less than a block away from the Metra train station!