Around Town: Oglethorpe & The 2021 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

Dated: November 1 2021

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After a virtual event in 2020, the Dan Gibbons Foundation is welcoming participants back to the streets of Elmhurst for the 38th Annual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. Registration for participation in the 2021 virtual version of this event closed October 31. 


  • Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov 25
  • 9 am start time
  • Starting line at the intersection of Adell Place and Park Ave, Elmhurst
  • Online registration prefered. (See website for additional options.)
  • Visit the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot website for more details. 

Fun Facts

  • United States Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient Dick Weber, a 3rd generation lifelong resident of Elmhurst will be serving as this year's honorary starter. 
  • Nearly $3.9 million dollars has been donated by the Dan Gibbons Foundation.
  • Funds raised have provided nearly 4 million meals over the years.
  • Dan Gibbons used his car's odometer to lay out the first course in 1984.
  • The first-ever sponsor of the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot was the Elmhurst Police Benevolent Association.

Main Beneficiaries
DuPage Pads, United Community Concerns Association,
People’s Resource Center, West Suburban Community Pantry,
Loaves & Fishes Community Services, and Catholic Charities of DuPage County.

Beyond the Trot

In 2018, the Dan Gibbons Foundation also hosted its first Café Liberty class, a culinary training program for veterans and their families. Applications are being accepted while the program is closed due to the pandemic.

The foundation also raises funds with the The Fighting Hunger Games event. This “longest day of golf event” involves 36 golf warriors who each play 100 holes of golf in one day.

LW Reedy is proud to be a long-time sponsor of the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. Please consider supporting the Dan Gibbons Foundation by trotting along on Thanksgiving Day or, if you'll be through the woods at Grandmother's house or busy preparing your turkey (shhh don't tell Oglethorpe, the trot's sneaker-adorned mascot, please consider donating to the foundation.  

Join Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot mascot Oglethorpe and your friends from LW Reedy at the 38th annual event this Thanksgiving. The LW Reedy agents and their families wish you a safe and peaceful celebration this Thanksgiving. 

If you have any questions about the turkey trot, other Elmhurst communities events or, of course, the Elmhurst real estate market, please contact your LW Reedy real estate agent. 

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