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On a picture-perfect day for November, with the temperature almost 50 degrees at the start of the race, 7,155 paid participants took to the streets of Elmhurst.
It was a fun, family event with a little entertainment, as well. The Men of Spirito managed to sing above a freight train and their Anthem Medley was beautiful. Jim Cornelison provided his great rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner as we brought the Lima Lima Flight Team to the Start Line.
Many thanks to the City of Elmhurst, the Police Department, Fire Department, Mobile Incident Command Unit, Streets and Sanitation, Elmhurst University Security and the DuPage County Sheriff Department.
Special thanks to the 250 volunteers that worked on Packet Pick-Up & Registration weekend and the day of the race, Thanksgiving Day.
We hope you, your family and friends had a safe and enjoyable holiday and we look forward to next year…our 40th…wow!
We will have checks distributed to our beneficiaries by December 14th at the latest.
No one should go to bed hungry…thank you for your support!
Dan and the Board of Directors of the DGTT Foundation
Click here to watch our 30th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot video! Many thanks to Joe Mastrino for the video production.
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.
Packet Pick Up
Those registered prior to November 23rd can pick up their shirt and bib at the Knights of Columbus (537 S. York St. Elmhurst, IL) on Saturday, November 23rd from 1-5PM.
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!