This year we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of this Philadelphia Thanksgiving tradition. In 1992, James J. Maguire, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, his wife Frannie and their nine children initiated the Turkey Trot to benefit the people of Face to Face.

What began as a family fun run has grown into a competitive 5 mile race, with a 1 mile fun run/walk. The race has over 1,100 participants and 80 sponsors from all over the city. Since 1992, this race has brought in well over $2 million to support Face to Face’s Dining Room, Health Center, Legal Center, Social Services Center and Children’s Programs. It is now our largest annual fundraising event.

As we celebrate the 25th Turkey Trot we are also celebrating the Maguire family and their extraordinary legacy of giving back to those in need!