On November 2, 2019, supporters of all ages put on their running shoes and joined us for the Celiac Disease Foundation Team Gluten-Free Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walks in New York, Los Angeles, Princeton, and Orange County. The four events attracted over 900 participants and raised over $130,000 to directly fund research that will drive diagnosis, treatment, and a cure for the three million Americans affected by celiac disease.
Trotters at each of the four locations were greeted with event t-shirts, gluten-free breakfast treats, and gift bags filled to the brim with gluten-free goodies, courtesy of our generous sponsors and in-kind donors. We are extremely proud and grateful to our top fundraisers and runners for the dedication and support.
New York Turkey Trotters enjoyed beautiful views of the Long Island Sound, free Starbucks coffee and hot chocolate, as well as gluten-free Steiner’s Coffee Cakes, Soozy’s Grain-Free donuts, and Udi’s Gluten-Free muffins! Please join us in recognizing and congratulating our dedicated top individual fundraisers in New York, Gabrielle Saft, Zoey Kornblau, and Sage Spiegelman, and top team fundraisers, Team Queen, Team Lanuza, and Sabrina’s Awesome Team. Congratulations to the top male runners, Nicholas Aldorasi, Mark Plutzer, and Brian Maher, and top female runners, MaryBeth Kane, Charlotte Barrett, and Beth Shindler. We invite you to view New York Turkey Trot photos here.
Los Angeles Turkey Trotters could get their faces painted while enjoying free Starbucks coffee and breakfast treats from Sweet Laurel Bakery, Soozy’s Grain-Free, and Udi’s Gluten-Free. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating our dedicated top individual fundraisers in Los Angeles, Brooke Pierpoint, Rylee Jarra, and Draya Ramer, and top team fundraisers, Brooke’s Team, The Manley Crew, and The Gluten Slayers. Congratulations to the top male runners, Russell Landgraf, Jackson Weir, and Larry Zamora, and top female runners, Kristina Ramirez, Brenda Jarra, and Jolene Warren. A special thank you to our generous sponsors, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Bread SRSLY, who support the Foundation’s mission and made this event possible. We invite you to view Los Angeles Turkey Trot photos here.
Princeton Turkey Trotters enjoyed vendor tables from Lori Katzman “Everyone’s Got Something,” Montgomery Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Montgomery Township Education Association, Peach, Princeton Fitness and Wellness, and Ship and Shore Vacations, a post-race gluten-free breakfast, and an exciting silent auction. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating our dedicated top individual fundraiser in Princeton, Reid Lerman, and top team fundraiser, Going Against the Grain. Congratulations to the top male runners, Ethan Duer, Oliver Schmidt, and Tim Soron, and top female runners, Aya Krause, Maureen Ruckelshaus, and Christine Petrane. A special thank you to our generous sponsors, Custom Ink, Fal-Rooney Sports Camps and Events, The Learning Community, and Montgomery News. We invite you to view Princeton Turkey Trot photos here.
Orange County Turkey Trotters enjoyed breakfast treats from Lavender Lane Baking Co. and Udi’s Gluten-Free and beautiful campus views. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating our dedicated top individual fundraisers in Orange County, Trisha Arkoumanis, Gluten-Free Greg Sharp, and Lori Block, and top team fundraisers, Team Ellie, Stanbridge SOTAS, and Gluten-Free Socialite. Congratulations to the top male runners Patrick Torres, Kenneth Hernandez, and Yasith Weerasuriya, and top female runners, Lisa Caraway, Judy Ordaz, and Jessica Tate. We invite you to view Orange County photos here.
Thank you to all the participants, virtual fundraisers, volunteers, sponsors, and donors who made this event a success for raising funds and awareness for celiac disease. The Celiac Disease Foundation is excited to continue to expand the event locations in 2020!
Didn’t get to participate in this year’s Turkey Trot? Donate to the event through November 10, 2019, to make an immediate impact on accelerating celiac disease research. Many employers offer a matching gift program, providing the chance to double, or even triple, the impact of your gift. See if your company will match your donation here.
Do you want to get involved in raising awareness and funds for celiac disease in your community? Learn more about Team Gluten-Free and make a difference today.