Turkey Trot

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The Gurnee Police and Fire Departments, along with the Gurnee Community Church, invite everyone to participate in the 28th Annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk. Register now by going to https://gurneeturkeytrot2022.eventbrite.com.

Date: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022
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 on Old Grand Avenue--4580 Grand Avenue, Gurnee
Entry Fee: $30.00 registration fee (ages 10 and under run/walk FREE!); Pre-registration ends November 22nd, 2021. After Nov. 22nd, please register on race day at the fire station.
T-shirts: Provided to the first 350 paid participants to check in on race day

  1. Register online at https://gurneeturkeytrot2022.eventbrite.com OR
  2. Mail check (make checks payable to the Gurnee Turkey Trot) and completed waiver form to:
         The Gurnee Turkey Trot
         325 N. O'Plaine Rd.
         Gurnee, IL 60031.
  3. Sign up on race day! Bring your signed waiver/payment to check in. Download registration forms and waiver (links at the bottom of the page) at https://gurneeturkeytrot.org/participate/ 
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.


About the Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot
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 students, and many others.

Each year the Gurnee Community Church Youth Mission Trip participants raise funds for many programs, including the "Many Hands Project (MHP)". 

Donations and Sponsorship
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 325 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031.

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

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Visit http://gurneeturkeytrot.org/home/donate/

For More Information
For more info and downloads, go to gurneeturkeytrot.org

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