Last year, I had the opportunity to help out at Sherwood’s Give N’ Gobble on Thanksgiving day and I was so impressed to see how the Sherwood community really embraces this fantastically organized event every year. It’s become quite a tradition in this charming little area of Portland, drawing in over 2,000 runners and walkers, and it’s sold out every year for the last 5 years. This year, it’s back again, on Thanksgiving Day November 28th. The 2019 Give N’ Gobble 5k Run/Walk & 10k Run will begin at 9:00AM for all the 5k walking participants and 9:05AM for all the 5k and 10k runners.
Not only is this a Turkey Trot, but it’s also a food drive. Free t-shirts (which will also be available for purchase for $10 on race day) will go to registered participants who bring a bag of non-perishable food, which will help support Helping Hands Food Bank, which is affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank. Funds will also help the Backpack Meals for Kids program.
The 5k and 10k will take place at Sherwood High School at the Stadium. Runners and walkers will enjoy a hilly but beautiful course through Sherwood. You can view the running course here and the walking course here. Walkers are more than welcome to participant in the 5k, but the 10k will be limited to runners so everyone can get home to enjoy their Thanksgiving with family. Strollers will be allowed at the back of the pack (and please register your child so they can be part of the official fun!) but please no dogs.
Sponsors will be at the High School stadium providing you with water, bananas, muffins, and some other treats for participants.
There are several cost options depending on how many people in your family want to participate. Individuals can register for $34 for the 5k or $40 for the 10k. Family packages are also available for $79, which covers the cost of 1-2 parents and up to 3 children in the same household. Kids under 18 years old will get the discounted rate of $25 and you can also put together a team for $29 a person. There’s a discount of $5 (applied automatically when you register) but you must do it before October 31st. Seeing as how this event sells out every year, I’d suggest you do it now!! It will be a great way to start off your turkey day!
When: Thursday, November 28th 2019. 5k walk begins at 9:00AM and 5k/10k run begin at 9:05AM
Where: Sherwood High School (16956 SW Meinecke Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140)
Cost: 5k is $34 and 10k is $40. Family package (1-2 parents and up to 3 children) is $79. Youth (under 18 years) is $25 and teams are $29 a person. $5 discount is you register before Oct 31st!!
Packet Pickup: Tuesday before thanksgiving from 3:00PM to 7:00PM at Roadrunner Sports (7063 SW Nybert St, Tualatin, OR 97062.) Participants can also pick up their race packets on raceday at 8:00AM at Sherwood High School Stadium