The Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble Charleston
Spending Thanksgiving in Charleston has become a tradition for many people. The weather is beautiful and the area is not as crowded as it is during the summer. Charleston is also home to many fine restaurants so there are plenty of options to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner. If you plan to visit Charleston on Thanksgiving, try signing up for the annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble. The Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a 5K run held on Thanksgiving Day that has become a tradition for many locals and tourists. The race is held in downtown Charleston and is presented by the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds of the event go to benefit local charities such as the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble consists of a 5k run or walk that takes participants on a path downtown that lets them soak up the beautiful Charleston scenery. The race is U.S. Track & Field certified and starts at 9:00 a.m. in Marion Square downtown. Participating in this race is a great way to spend time with your family on Thanksgiving and work up an appetite before enjoying a nice Thanksgiving meal. The race path takes you to some of Charleston’s most beloved sites including the White Point Gardens, The Battery and alongside many of the historical homes that Charleston is famous for such as the Calhoun Mansion.
If you want to get your whole family involved but have kids under the age of 10, then there is a Children’s Fun Run made just for them! The Children’s Fun Run is a part of the Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble but it begins a little later at 10:00 a.m. The race consists of four divisions: ages 3 and under, ages 4-5, ages 6-7 and ages 8-10. Each participant of the Children’s Fun Run receives a prize. Registration is $8 per child and includes a bib, free t-shirt and a medal for participation.
The Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble, which is over 100 years old, is a great Charleston event to take part in during your Charleston Thanksgiving vacation. Registration for this event is $35 if you register by November 21st. Same-day race registration is available for $40. The registration fee includes one bib and a long-sleeve t-shirt. Short sleeve t-shirts are available for an extra $10.
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