21st Annual Turkey Trot--Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014

The Gurnee Police and Fire Departments, along with the Gurnee Community Church and Fifth Third Bank, invite everyone to participate in the 21st Annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk. Download the entry packet/waiver forms here.  

Date: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM sharp.
Starting Line: In front of Insurancenter, Stolarick & Company, Inc., 4673 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
Check-in Time: 7:00 AM at the Gurnee Fire Department, 4580 Grand Avenue, Gurnee

Entry Fee: $25.00 registration fee (ages 10 and under run/walk FREE!)
T-shirts: Provided to the
first 350 paid participants to check in on race day
Payment: Mail check and completed waiver form to (make checks payable to the Gurnee Turkey Trot):

The Gurnee Turkey Trot
P.O. Box 7561
Gurnee, IL  60031

You can also pay online via Paypal by going to http://gurneeturkeytrot.org. OR, sign up on race day! Bring your signed waiver/payment to check in.

Website: For more info and downloads go to http://gurneeturkeytrot.org/

Start your holiday off on the right foot with a 5k fun run/walk to benefit the Jon Callaghan Memorial Fund and the Gurnee Community Youth Work Group. Proceeds go to help pediatric cancer research, School District 56, housing for those in need, and many others.

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 usedto help Make-a-Wish Foundation, Children's Memorial Hospital Cancer Research, School District 56 Program for Learning Disabled students, and many others.

Each year the Gurnee Community Church Youth Work Camp participants raise funds to meet their goal, which is to help those who are less fortunate by building affordable 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 P.O. Box 7651, Gurnee, IL  60031.

Entry forms are available at various locations throughout Gurnee, including the police and fire departments.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Download the sponsorship form here.

If you have questions, please contact Commander Willie Meyer (billjm@police.gurnee.il.us)  at 847.599.7064 or CSO Chris Saffell chriss@police.gurnee.il.us 847.599.7036 at the Gurnee Police Department.

For more info and downloads, go to gurneeturkeytrot.org


Thank you for supporting this important event. Happy Holiday Season!