Another Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot is in the history books, and another record was broken. On Thursday, Nov. 22, more than 8,250 colorful participants—about 750 more than last year—ran and walked the 5-K. The course traveled from York and South streets, up York Road, around Elmhurst College and back to York and South.
Runners crossed the finish line before the rain started, capping a near-perfect Thanksgiving morning. The top runner in both the male and female categories are Elmhurst residents.
Following are the results for the top three runners:
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The amount of money raised by the 29th annual Turkey Trot was not immediately available, but proceeds will go to a number of local charities.
The winners of a photo contest on the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Facebook page will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 27. The three categories are best child photo, best group/family photo and best costume photo. Winners in each category will receive two free entries to the 2013 Turkey Trot.
Organizers also have posted hundreds of photos available for purchase at the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot website.
Do you have photos of the 29th annual Turkey Trot you'd like to share? Help develop a gallery on Elmhurst Patch to remember the day by uploading them right here. Thanks to Clark Maxwell and Steve Jurkovic for sharing some great photos to get us started.
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