Nov 17, 2008
Administration - Press Releases - 2008
15th Annual Turkey Trot
GURNEE - November 17, 2008 - The
Gurnee Police and Fire departments are announcing the 15th Annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot, to be held
on Thanksgiving morning, November 27th at 8:00 A.M. The 5k fun run/walk starts in the 4600 block of Old Grand
Avenue and ends back in front of Gurnee Fire Station #1 on Old Grand Ave. Refreshments are provided after the fun
run in the Gurnee Community Church hall.
Anyone wishing to participate may pre-register for $20.00 or you may register for $25.00 on race
day at Gurnee Fire Station #1, 4580 Old Grand Avenue. Long sleeve T-shirts will be available to the first 350
paid participants to check in on race day. Check in starts at 7:00 A.M.
Jon Callaghan was a student at O’Plaine School in Gurnee, who passed away in 1997 after a courageous battle
with neuroblastoma cancer. Per the Callaghan family, the funds raised have been used to help Make-a-Wish
Foundation, Children’s Memorial Hospital Cancer Research, School District 56 Program for Learning Disabled,
and many others.
Each year the Gurnee Community Church Youth Work Camp participants raise funds to meet their goal. The goal is to
help those less fortunate by building housing. Any donations would be appreciated and sponsorship is welcome.
Participation in the walk/run is encouraged. Please make checks payable to the Gurnee Turkey Trot and mail to
Fifth Third Bank, 7500 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois 60031, attention Brian Moy.
This year, the Turkey Trot committee has voted to donate a portion of the proceeds raised to Gurnee
Firefighter/Paramedic, Russ Constantino, who has been on medical leave from the fire department while battling
cancer. The funds will assist Russ and his family with medical expenses.
If you have any questions, please contact Commander Jim Caldwell () 847.599.7090, or CSO Chris Saffell () at the Gurnee Police Department 847.599.7036, or Battalion Chief Barry Henby at the Gurnee Fire
F or more info and downloads go to www.gurneeturkeytrot.org