Gobble Gobble! It may seem odd, but I have never done a Turkey “Trot” even though there are so many to choose from in the local Portland area! If I were to choose one for my first time, I think I would go with the Sherwood Give and Gobble 5K and 10K! This event has been going on for many many years now and continues to get bigger and better every year! It has sold out the past 5 years, so if you are wanting to sign up for it, you will need to do so NOW!
With over 2000 runners, this is a great event to do before you chow down on all that yummy Thanksgiving food because it’s family friendly. However, the most important part is that it raises money and food for Helping Hands, a local food bank affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank. To date, the Give n’ Gobble has raised over a quarter of a million dollars and 60 tons of food, feeding thousands of people!
Both the 5K and 10K courses run through Sherwood neighborhoods on paved streets and sidewalks and it isn’t unheard of for neighbors to come out and cheer on the racers and even offer some treats! There are no finisher medals or awards, but you get bragging rights if you win to tell everyone all about at the Thanksgiving table! All courses close at 11am, so if you are doing the 10k, it is advised you run the whole way.
There will be vendors and snacks post run to enjoy and FREE T-Shirts to registered participants who donate a bag of non-perishable food (while supplies and sizes last). You can also purchase the t-shirts for $10.
Gobble gobble! 🙂
When: Thursday, November 28, 2019
- 9:00 am Start – 5K Walk
- 9:10 am Start – 5/10K Run
Where: 16956 Sw Meinecke Rd, Sherwood, OR US 97140
***$5 automatic discount given when registering online BEFORE Oct 31!****
- 5k walk/run – $34
- 10k run – $40
- Family Package – $79
- Youth/Student – $25
- Teams – $29/person