Gobble Wobble 2016: Earn that slice of pie

Above: You can always count on some runners to celebrate the Gobble Wobble in style. (Photo by Chris Wraight)

Here’s a reminder of what you need to know for tomorrow’s Gobble Wobble. For the 10th year, locals will earn their Thanksgiving dinners while supporting the Friends of Southborough Recreation. (And this year, proceeds will support Special Olympic programs.)

2014 Gobble Wobble (photo by Chris Wraight)The 5K runners can compete for cash prizes: 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. There is also a 2 mile walk and a free fun run for kids.

To help parents enjoy the run, race organizers are again providing babysitting for only $5 per family. Walk-ins welcome. (Although, every year some runners tote kids along in jogging strollers or backpacks!)

Dogs & strollers must start at the back of the line.

If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. You can register in person today or that morning. (The race is capped at 1,200 – so get there early).*

Here’s the schedule:

Pre Registration Pick Up Day – will accept new registrations
Wednesday, 11/23, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Recreation Office

Race Day- will accept new registrations (up to 1,200)*
7:00 Walk-in Registration & Pre-Reg pick up & Fun Run signup
8:30 Race Begins
9:30 Kid’s Fun Run on track  -if you pre registered please stop by table to pick up free gifts and sticker

You can get full event details here.

If you aren’t running but want to help, you can volunteer here.

Questions? You can call the Recreation Department at 508-229-4452.

*Although no one has been cut off in previous year, the number of participants keeps growing. So, this could be the year.

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7 years ago

This race has turned runners away before, in 2008 I was turned away because they said they reached a 500 runner capacity. I also have an email correspondence from that time about being turned away. They have increased the field size since 2008.

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