Reminder: Time to sign up to run/walk or volunteer to support the Thanksgiving Day Gobble Wobble

by beth on November 17, 2021

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Above: Reminder that the Gobble Wobble will be run in person this Thanksgiving. (Photo by Chris Wraight)

As I shared last month, Southborough’s Gobble Wobble is returning with an in-person race/walk this Thanksgiving.

According to the Friends of Southborough Recreation, they still need volunteer to help with the fundraiser the day prior and especially the morning of. To sign up for that, click here.

Gobble Wobble bannerThe event is a week from tomorrow – Thursday, November 25th. As usual, runners will take off from Trottier Middle School at 8:30 am. Click here to register.

For those who aren’t familiar with the event, each year it attracts a mix of serious runners, families, and those who enjoy the holiday cheer of donning seasonal wear and shaking their tail feathers:

2016 photo by Chris Wraight 2016 photo by Chris Wraight 2016 photo by Chris Wraight

Below is more info from my initial post:


15 years ago, Friends of Rec launched the event to raise funds to support recreation programs and resources for the community. Now, most years* over 1,000 locals flock to run the 5K or strut their stuff through the 2 mile walk.

The traditional Fun Run won’t be held this year, but kids over the age of 8 are invited to sign up to run or walk. (A discount is available for families with five or more registrants.) And babies in backpacks and kids in jogging strollers are also a common site at the family friendly race and walk.

Babysitting is offered for $5 per child, pre-registration required.

This year, organizers are appropriately offering early bird rates for pre-registering. The other benefit is that you get to pick up your shirt and bib a day in advance.**

Here are more details from the announcement: 

The Friends of Southborough Recreation are bringing back a little bit of normalcy this year on Thanksgiving morning for the running/walking crowd. The Gobble Wobble is back for its 15th year! We are so excited to have our runners, and walkers back in person. We will be running the 5K certified race and two mile walk at Trottier Middle School as usual. . .

The Gobble Wobble is currently the only fundraiser the Friends of Southborough Recreation run each year. Through this family friendly event we are able to help support the great work of the Recreation Department for all Southborough families and provide scholarships to those in need for any Recreation run program. We hope you will join us for this fantastic family event!

We want to thank all of our sponsors who have been very generous for this fundraiser: Wegmans, Avidia Bank, Stronger Uprising, Table Talk Pies, Middlesex Savings Bank, Global Printing and Packaging, Eagle Leasing, Long Cadillac, Reliant Medical Group, Fay School, St. Mark’s School, NE Center for Children, Trombettas Farm, Mooyah, Sheri Beran Designs, Picardi Construction, Ted’s of Fayville, BJs Wholesale Club, Wee Care for Little People, Tomasdso Trattoria, Sew Studio, Southborough Dental Associates.
We hope to see you all there!

Medals will be given out for the 1st male and female in the 5K. Plus, there will be medals for male and female top runners in several age categories.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

*In good weather, the Gobble Wobble typically has over 1,000 runners. Occasionally, inclement weather thins the crowd.

**Pre-reg pickup is available the day before from 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Trottier Middle School Gym.

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1 Alan Belniak November 25, 2021 at 10:47 AM

Hi! Where are the results posted online? It was announced once at the race, and I missed it. There’s nothing on runsignup.com , or raceresult.com. Any one with any info is appreciated. Thanks!

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2 beth November 29, 2021 at 1:26 PM

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