When it comes to Thanksgiving Day races, there are many to choose from. The small town of Sherwood, a southwest suburb of Portland, hosts its annual Give’n’Gobble 5k/10k and community food drive at the Sherwood High School stadium on Thanksgiving morning with a 9am start time. The event’s primary purpose is to raise money and food for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Sherwood.
The races start and end at the Sherwood High School running track. The 5k and 10k running course heads through neighborhood streets with gently rolling hills. The 10k splits off the 5k course around the half way point and leaves town for the middle two miles before ending up re-joinging the 5k course. The 5k walkers use a different course which takes them through the center of Sherwood, past the High School, and then uses parts of the 5k running course for the second half of the walk.
There are several registration option: you can register as an individual, as a team of ten or more, or as a family. Special pricing applies to teams and families, as well as to registrants under 18 years of age. Besides the registration, there are other ways to contribute to the fundraiser and food drive as well: Event tshirts are available to purchase for $10 each, or given as a free thank you for anybody who donates a full grocery bag full or non-perishable foods. Additionally, many sponsors have donated fantastic prizes, and for $5 per raffle ticket you can put your name in the hat to win a prize.
For more up to date information, follow the event’s Facebook Page.
Give and Gobble Details:
When: Thursday, November 24; 9am
Where: Sherwood High School (map)
What: 10k run, 5k run, 5k walk.
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 5k – $30; 10k – $35; under 18 – $15; Family (up to two adults and three kids) – $70
Registration includes: Chip timed race, post race food, drink, and raffle. Shirts available for $10 or a bag of non-perishable food
Packet Pickup: Tuesday, Nov 22, 11am-7pm at Road Runner Sports in Tualatin; Day of race starting at 8am.