Gobbler Grind Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K
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:
|5K – Team of 4||$22||$27||$27||$32||$32||N/A|
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.