City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: October 31, 2017

Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Road Closures

Don’t miss the annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning!  Some 9,000 runners and walkers will gather at the starting line to burn off calories and raise money to help the hungry and needy. To date, the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot has raised over $3.5 million dollars and takes 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 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot is pleased to benefit numerous organizations including Dupage Pads, United Community Concerns Association, People’s Resource Center, West Suburban Community Pantry, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, and Catholic Charities – DuPage County. For course information, race day schedule, history, or to register online, visit the Turkey Trot website at

Turkey Trot Course Maps

Turkey Trot Trolley Route


Once again, due to the tremendous success of the Turkey Trot over the past 33 years, the course this year provides a safe fun run for all, ample room for growth, and at the same time showcases the downtown and other parts of our beautiful city!  For those who are located near and around the Start Line area, please be advised the Public Address System is installed on Wednesday, November 22nd and involves performance testing.  Final testing/sound checks of the Public Address System takes place before 7:20 Thanksgiving Morning.  After 7:20 a.m. the system is in-use.  York St. from North Avenue to

St. Charles Road will be closed for a short time, but efficient detours are in place to make your inconvenience minimal. 

Road closure: 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM [approx reopen time] Please refer to this MAP for alternate travel routes and the Turkey Trot race course.  


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