Thanksgiving Day Annual Gobble Gobble Four Miler at The Village Shops!
Start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot by joining The Village Shops for the annual Gobble Gobble Four Miler walk/run. Bundle up in your best Thanksgiving themed gear and enjoy a family friendly running event, taking place on Thursday, November 28th. The Gobble Gobble Run is a healthy and charitable way to start the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.
As a cup free “Green Event”, the Gobble Gobble Run helps to promote sustainability and environmental impact awareness. The race’s proceeds support St. Matthew’s House and 95301 Kids on the Go. The mission of St. Matthew’s House (SMH) is to change lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined, as well as providing housing for the homeless and food for the needy. SMH has been serving the homeless, hungry, and hopeless in Collier County since 1987. The second beneficiary, 95201 Kids on the Go, is a program to combat childhood obesity by running 26.2 miles over a 12-week period.
See below for event details and visit https://www.gobblegobblefourmiler.com to register!
Start times/Pricing is as follows:
- 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run
- Start Time – 7:25 AM sharp
- $13 for runners/walkers
- Competitive Chip Timed Event
- Start Time – 7:30 AM sharp
- $27 for runners
- Fun Run/Walk 4 Miler
- Start Time – 7:35 AM sharp
- $22 for runners/walkers
- Lil’ Gobbler’s dash
- Start Time – 8:50 AM
- $2 for 6-years-old & under
There are two route options for the Gobble Gobble Run, one mile and four miles. Each path begins and ends at The Village Shops, extending both north and south. View https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFdXRVKQbcY for the full four miler path details and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqY_N5ynVE for the one miler path details.
There are several parking options for walkers/runners. Offsite parking is strongly encouraged. The offsite options are Northern Trust (at 4001 Tamiami Trail) and the Trianon Center (on south side across from Northern Trust at 41/Parkshore). A shuttle is available at these locations to transport walkers/runners to the race location. VIP onsite parking will be granted to all those who carpool with 4+ people per vehicle. La Mer Beach Parking will allow access to those who arrive early. For La Mer parking, head to the guard’s gate straight through the traffic light at Parkshore and Gulfshore Blvd N., where the race site is located.
Give thanks this holiday season! Come out with family and friends and help support two worthy causes.