Looking for a great fall race? Look no further than the 21st Annual Gobbler Grind! This race features three great distances (5K, Half Marathon, and Marathon) to fit within your training schedule and get you ready for the feast of all feasts -Thanksgiving! A semi-flat easy route for Boston Qualifier and a USATF certified course. See printable course maps for certification.
Date: Sunday, November 12th, 2017
Location: Corporate Woods, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Overland Park KS 66210
Start Time: 8:30 AM – Marathon & Half-Marathon, 8:55 AM – 5K
For your safety we do not allow dogs, skateboards, inline skates or bicycles.
Strollers must walk and only in the 5K distance, and remain at the back of the pack.
Registration and Pricing:
|5K – Team of 4||$32||$32||N/A|
Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for the event. However, we will allow you to switch to the Virtual Race option or transfer your registration to another person. We will run in rain, cold, or snow. If the race is canceled in the event of unsafe weather conditions, no refunds will be given. You must notify us prior to race day if you want to switch to the virtual option.
Parking: Parking is available in the adjacent parking lots at Corporate Woods.
History: The Gobbler Grind was started 21 years ago by Mike English and another employees from Garry Gribbles Running Sports who thought it would be fun to plan a race between two stores. At the time, paved running trails almost connected the Ward Parkway store and the Overland Park store at Stoll Park. The trails were measured and it was easy to make it into a marathon. The name Gobbler Grind was chosen to differentiate from all the other “turkey” races in the fall. The first race 21 years ago was won by Eric Peters. As time went on the location was moved, but the race remains a tradition for runners in the Kansas City area.
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