Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest Gobbler's Run Celebrates 13 Years
Thanksgiving. A time to gather with friends and family and give thanks for all that we have been given. A day of feasting on turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. A day of curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. A day of watching and playing football. A day to give back to the community. And over the past several years, for us, the day begins bright and early with the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club Gobbler’s Run 5K. It’s a great way to start the holiday and erase the guilt that is sure to follow after the turkey day feast later that afternoon.
The Gobbler’s Run is in its 13th year and expects over 2,000 runners, joggers and walkers to hit the streets of Wake Forest while raising money for the Boys & Girls Club. Last year, Jen was sidelined with a knee injury, but plans to participate in 2018.
The irony is over the past couple of years we dubbed ourselves the “Walking Wounded” as it seems we are always recovering from some ailment or injury – which is what you get for being accident prone and clumsy. Our time to cross the finish line might be worse than previous years – but we plan on crossing the line.
This race is honestly one of our favorite events of the year. The race has become our tradition since 2009 (and we can prove it with 9 years of t-shirts in the closet). The Gobbler's Run is a very family- and dog-friendly event. We don’t know that there has been a single year that we did not run into someone we know at some point on the course. You can expect many people to walk or be pushing a stroller or trying to run with their dog who is looking to make friends of its own while others are participating in their first ever 5K. But, the best part is knowing that by the fun you are having, you are also helping to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.
It’s not too late to sign up and join in the Turkey Day fun! Click here for more information and how to sign up! We hope to see you there!!