What is the 2021 Turkey Trot?
Gi4 employees and their families are invited to raise money for veterans by completing a virtual marathon—running or walking 26 cumulative miles at any pace and at any time between Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving (November 11 through 25). You can run all 26 miles at once or you can take your time and complete 2 miles a day—whatever works for you.
Gi4 will donate $100 per employee/$50 for each family member who completes the challenge to Disabled American Veterans.
How do I virtually race?
1. Register for the race here by November 10. There's no fee.
2. Gi4 will send registrants an email with a link invitation to join the 2021 Gi4 Turkey Trot for Vets challenge on the Nike Run Club app. If you do not already have the Nike Run Club app, the link will prompt you to download the app and create an account. Once you have an account, you should be added to the challenge, and any runs or walks you record on the Nike app during the challenge period will be counted toward your mileage.
Who is eligible to race?
Gi4 employees and their direct family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and spouse, including direct step-relatives) may join the race. Gi4 employees who finish the race will have $100 donated to DAV on their behalf, and family members who finish the race will have $50 donated to DAV on their behalf.
Are there prizes?
First Place—The competitor who completes the challenge first will receive a $50 VISA gift card
Second Place—The competitor who completes the challenge second will receive a $25 VISA gift card.
Third Place—The competitor who completes the challenge third will receive a $25 VISA gift card.
Family Trotter Prize—The Gi4 employee who has the most family members sign up for and complete the challenge will also receive a $25 VISA gift card.
What do finishers get?
Besides the satisfaction of exercise for yourself and the joy of helping others, marathon finishers will receive a certificate of completion and a short-sleeve commemorative performance t-shirt.
What is DAV?
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Annually, the organization provides more than 240,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with well over 160,000 benefit claims. In 2020, DAV helped veterans receive more than $23 billion in earned benefits. DAV’s services are offered at no cost to all generations of veterans, their families and survivors.
DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.
With nearly 1,300 chapters and more than 1 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.
Learn more about DAV: https://www.dav.org/learn-more/about-dav/
How else can I contribute to DAV?
Eligible Gi4 employees may cash-out their PTO in exchange for a donation made on their behalf to DAV, and employees who wish to donate cash to DAV may make a pre-tax donation via check through Gi4.