Starting in 1984, the Turkey Trot began with only 30 runners, but since then has grown to an annual event with thousands of participants. Currently there are around 8,700 runners registered for the event. One of McGrath's own Sales and Leasing consultants, Don Leonardis, has been involved in the run since it began and continues to play an active role in the event.
Nearly $2.3 million has been raised since 1984 to help families in need in DuPage County. Charities that benefit from the Trot include Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry, West Suburban Community Pantry, and others. Since the dissolution of the Chicago Anti-hunger Federation in 2011, the Trot will play a vital role in feeding area families.
As a special treat, the Lima Lima Flight Team will perform a special flyover right before the start of the race. Originally out of Naperville, this six-man flight team is one of the most recognized civilian acrobatic flight teams in the world.
When: November 22nd
Where: Downtown Elmhurst
Race Day Registration:
Registration comes with a Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot t-shirt.
Race Day Schedule
6:30am: Race Registration and T-Shirt Pick-up
6:45am: York Road closes
7:00am: Shuttle Buses begin routes
8:50am: Lima Lima flyover
9:00am: Race Starts
10:10am: Awards in tent, Trotwear sales, and snacks
11:00am: York Road re-opens
11:55am: Final Shuttle Bus trip
Come out and join McGrath and the community in what is to be remembered as one of the most fun and spirited events of the season. To learn more about the event, view photos, and pre-register, please visit the Turkey Trot website.
McGrath Lexus of Westmont is proud to continue to join other area businesses in supporting the community.