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The Gobbler Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 10K
1 Mile, 10K, Other, 10 Mile
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
About This Activity
THANKSGIVING WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
Join us for the 2nd Annual Gobbler Half Marathon 10 Miler & 10K on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:30am at Mereworth Farm in West Lexington. Earn your Thanksgiving feast the following Thursday with a scenic Half Marathon, 10 Miler or 10K through beautiful bluegrass horse country.
Our race charitable beneficiaries will be Glean KY and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption. Read more about these two local charities on the page below. We will also be collecting canned/non perishable goods at our packet pickup and on race morning. We'll get whatever is donated to local food banks who can get this food to those in need. Thanks in advance to those who can help out.
Our scenic half marathon course will traverse through beautiful horse country and past a number of our horse farms. All registrants receive a long sleeved performance T-shirt (while they last). Overall, Age Group awards, DJ, free post race massage, race photos, chip timing, post race eats, West Sixth beer ($4 donation) and lots of Gobbler fun!
Commemorative long sleeved dry fit shirts (mens/womens sized) are on a first come first serve basis. When you register if your size is not available you can either select another size or "no shirt option". We will have a SHIRT SWAP immediately following the race for anyone who either did not receive a shirt or got a size that they would like to trade with another participant. If we have race no shows their shirts will be available for swap following the race.
There will be a 15 minute/mile (3:15 total time) pace limit imposed for the half marathon race per contract with the City of Lexington. Beast Pacing will provide pacers for the half marathon with finish times of 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00 & 3:15 (sweeper). Walkers and strollers are welcomed in the 10K race. No dogs are allowed. Awards can be claimed at our Awards Tent following the race.
PACKET PICKUP We will have Friday, November 17th packet pickup from 12-7pm at Johns Run Walk Shop (317 S Ashland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502). You may pickup for friends/family members. No credentials or paperwork is necessary. We will also have limited packet pickup on race morning from 7-8:30am at Mereworth Farm (our race venue).
HOTEL RESERVATIONS The Four Points By Sheraton is our Official 2017 Gobbler Half Marathon Hotel Partner. They are located at 1938 Stanton Way, Lexington, KY 40511 at the I-64/75 Newtown Pike (Exit 118). Their courtesy room rate is $79 plus tax per night which is available on Friday (11/17) and Saturday (11/18). To make your reservation CLICK HERE. The Four Points is about 3 miles from our race venue.
Please consider volunteering for our benefiting charities at this race. You may click here, or on the Race Volunteer link below, to register as a volunteer. Our race day shift generally runs from 6:30am-11:30am. Once you sign up we'll be in touch with you about more details, duties, etc...