What: 40th Annual Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble 5K
When: Thursday, November 23rd at 9:00 AM (Thanksgiving Day)
Where: Marion Square – Charleston, SC
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- + NO Strollers allowed on the Course
- + Every participant receives a 40th Annual FINISHER MEDAL!
- + Pre-Race Expo to include Food, Music, & Giveaways!
- + Live Music by Permanent Vacation
- + Celebrate 40 Years with the Turkey Day Run!
- + $500 Gift Card to the Largest Team Registered
9th Largest 5K in the Country
The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a holiday tradition for Charleston natives and travelers alike. The largest 5K in Charleston kicks off at 9 a.m. at Marion Square in Downtown Charleston. The course takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery before returning to Marion Square for a post-race party that includes free food and beverages (beer provided for those 21+ years) as well as live music and awards ceremony. A Children’s Fun Run and activities ensure that this is a fun event for any age.
Presented by the Knights of Columbus, Rev. P.N. Lynch, Council 704, the purpose of the race is to raise funds for local charities. Past recipients of charitable donations include Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America (Lowcountry chapter) and Crisis Ministries. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization.
The Turkey Day Run had a record year in 2016, registering 7,558 runners and walkers and with 6,798 crossing the finish line. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers and first-place finishers in the Master and Grand Master categories.
RACE STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9 A.M.