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Gobbler Grind Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K

Looking for a great fall race? Look no further than the 20th 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!
When Nov 13, 2016
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Corporate Woods, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66210
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Looking for a great fall race? Look no further than the 20th 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!

Date: Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Location: Corporate Woods, 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Overland Park KS 66210

Start Time: 8:30 AM – Marathon & Half-Marathon, 8:45 AM –  5K

Aid Stations: Will be located approximately every 2-3 miles along the route and will have water and sports drink at each location. GU and snacks will be provided for marathon runners.

For your safety we do not allow dogs, skateboards, inline skates or bicycles.

Strollers must walk, and remain at the back of the pack.

Registration and Pricing:

through 1/31 2/1-4/30 5/1-7/31 8/1-9/30 10/1-11/10 11/11-11/13
Marathon $65 $75 $80 $90 $95 $100
Half Marathon $50 $60 $65 $75 $80 $85
5K $25 $30 $30 $35 $35 $40
5K – Team of 4 $22 $27 $27 $32 $32 N/A


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Refund Policy
No refunds will be given for the event. However, we will allow you to switch to the Virtual Race option, transfer your registration to another person*, or defer your registration to the following year*. We will run in rain, cold, or snow. However, if the race is canceled in the event of unsafe weather conditions, no refunds will be given.
*must notify us at least two weeks prior to race day

Parking: Parking is available in the adjacent parking lots at corporate woods.

Awards: All participants will receive a finisher medal in each distance. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers overall, as well as to the top three finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Chip Timing: The races will be timed using bib timing chip technology. Participants can opt-in to receive results via Facebook, Twitter, or Text Message. Live Results featuring video and photos will be posted HERE after the race.

Is there a time limit on the event? There is a 6 hour time limit. During that time the course is closed to traffic and the aid stations are available. The police, however may open sections of the course to let vehicles cross when there are large gaps in the participants. Participants must maintain at least a 14 minute per mile pace to make the course deadline. Participants in the marathon that do not maintain the 14 minute pace per mile will be asked to turn onto the ½ marathon course at the course split.

History: The Gobbler Grind was started 20 years ago by a couple of 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 20 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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2017 Members

Tom & Joleen Arnhold
Stacie Baquero
John & Lila Bartel
Katie Baylie
John & Lettitia Bernard
George Bernheimer
Lana & Bob Best
Ben Bradshaw
Kevin Brown
David Burgoon
Michelle Carson
Rudy Chavez
Brad & Pam Clark
Scott Cook
Cassie Criger
Christine Cunningham
Mandy Davis
Heiko Detlefsen
Joshua Devlin
Mary Anne & Jared Durall
Mark Elliott
Taylor Evans
Neal & Karen Farron
Dana Ferrell
Mark Fisher
J.C. Garcia
Garry Gribbles - Tom Truhsdale
Garry Gribbles - Steve Sell
Garry Gribbles - Mckensie Bevins
Garry Gribbles - Cassie
Garry Gribbles - Monica Schragg
Garry Gribbles - Joe Schragg
Angie Gleason
Artie Gonzales
Lindsay Gress
James & Linda Griffin
Cheryl Haefele
Roger Hambold
Micah and Meagan Hawkinson
Irene Haws
Kristen Hearrell
Kiley Hickock
Misty Hight
Laura Hoerman
Sarah Hunter
Jeff Huss
Patty Hylton
Doug & Dorthy IIiff
Steve Ingersoll
Matthew Ishkanian
Jamie Kim
Daniel Kurtz
Clay Lang
Dennis Lawlor
Myron & Tandy Leinwetter
Jason, Glenn & Glenn Lewis
Rebaecca Litvak
Phillip Livingston and Eun Jin Kim
Jamie Mauer
Candi Meerpohl
Abby Moore
Dave Newbery
LeTiffany Obozele
Tim & Meredith Owen
Tim Ortiz
Nancy Perth
Tamara Peterson (Miller)
Claire Phillips
Gary Pratt
Brad & Marla Rhoden
Bethany Richardson
Angela Roberson
Michael Robins
Ashley Robinson-Evans
Donna Romans
Brent, Luke, Isaiah, Rebekah, Gabe Roper
Kjrsten Ruch
Elena Rusche
Suzanne Sawyer-Burris
Peg Schultz
Spencer Share
Eric & Vicki Smith
Lon Stanton
Charles & Christine Steinkuehler
Scott Steward
Steve Stumbaugh
Thad Sullivan
Kristen Thiessen
Barb, Leigha, Ron Thomas
Ken/Jan Tillery/Escola
Kelly Tosh
Kermit Trout
Roger Underwood
Bill, Brenda, Emily, Billy, Abby, and Sophie Wagemaker
Paul, Tracy & Marissa Wagner
TaNiqua Ward
Israel Wasserstein
Joshua and Skyler Watson
Les Watson
Jane Weiler
Norma Weiser
Bob & Sharon Wenger
Jackie Williams
Tim Willingham
Sara Wood
Bryan Yowell

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