Street closures and detour routes will be in effect in Elmhurst on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24th, for the 39thAnnual Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a 5K fun run which takes place in downtown Elmhurst. Event organizers are expecting a large turnout for the event. Proceeds from the event support the major food banks and emergency shelters in DuPage County, including local agencies in Elmhurst.
To prepare for this event several, street closures will be implemented Thanksgiving morning. York St. will be closed from St. Charles Rd. to North Avenue from approximately 8-10:30 a.m., and a detour route will be set up to allow for the safe flow of traffic through and around Elmhurst. Other road closures include:
5:00 a.m. - Park Ave. from York to Cottage Hill
6:00 a.m. - Addison Street from North to First
6:00 a.m. - Prospect from Church to Alexander
6:00 a.m. - Park Ave. from Cottage Hill to Myrtle
8:00 a.m. - Main portion of York St. & Hard shutdown of all remaining streets
Vehicle access in and out of the above areas will not be allowed between the above closure time and the conclusion of the race, which may be as late as noon. In order to use your vehicles during the closure times, they must be parked outside the perimeter of the race. See the attached map.
For residents located near or around the start line area, please be advised that the Public Address System is installed on Wednesday, November 23rd and involves performance testing. Final testing/sound checks of the Public Address System take place before 7:20 a.m. on Thanksgiving Morning. After 7:20 a.m. the system is in-use.
For more information, please visit http://www.dangibbonsturkeytrot.com/. Please check this site periodically for updates and inquiries.