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Starting Line: Runners and walkers will begin from the starting line near the football field and tennis court
Water Stations: There is one water station along the route around the 1-2 mile mark.
Course Info: This is a cross-country course. It is primarily on grass, but there may be rocks, divots, or wildlife.
Parking Info: Parking is available at Pope John Paul II High School. Please see the map for more information.
7:15 AM - Registration Begins
8:30 AM – Registration Ends
8:50 AM – Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM – 5k run begins with staggered start
9:15 AM – 2mi walk begins
Award ceremony to follow the close of the race
Registration is open through 8:30 AM on Thursday, November 25.
Race Day Pricing: $35 – 12 and older, $15 – Under 12
Q: Can I register at the Race?
Yes. We suggest registering through our website even on Race Day. This can be done on your mobile device or computer or at our Registration station on one of our devices. This is the fastest way to register. Registration will close at 8:30 AM on Race Day when the Opening Ceremony begins.
If you’d like to pay cash, you will need to visit one of our Registration stations to use our devices.
Shirts and medals are not guaranteed on Race Day. Please consider registering before October 31st to secure your shirt and size.
Q: If I register on Race Day to run the 5k, will I still get a bib?
Yes, all participants running the 5k will receive a chipped bib. Early registrants will receive a Gobble Wobble limited edition bib. Later registrants, including Race Day registrants, will receive a bib, but it may not be the limited edition version.
Q: What are the awards?
Awards will be given to the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners. Awards will also be given to the 1st place runner in each age bracket. Age brackets are 10-year increments.
Participant medals are given to every registrant.
Q: Is there childcare available during the race?
No childcare will be provided by the YMCA during the race. The course is stroller-friendly.
Q: Do I need to register my child?
Children under 3 years old do not need to register.
Q: Are there refreshments?
Yes. Water, Dunkin Donuts Coffee, fruit, and bars are provided after the race. There is also a water station along the route. We will also have vendor tables before and after the race.
Q: Can I get a refund?
No refunds are given.
Q: Where does my donation go?
All proceeds from the YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K help support crucial YMCA programs and services to more than 250,000 people every year. With your participation, we will be able to continue to provide financial assistance to thousands of members of our community to improve their mental and physical health and provide safe, trusted care for their children.
Q: What COVID-specific safety measures are you taking? Do I need to wear a mask?
We will continue to follow Abington Township and Montgomery County regulations. We will practice social distancing. The 5k will have a staggered start based on pace groups. Masks are not required at this time. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the venue.
Any updates to COVID regulations will be communicated through social media, email, or website updates.
Q: What happens if there is inclement weather?
This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given.
Q: How can I volunteer?
Please feel free to use the Sign-Up Genius page located here: Gobble Wobble Volunteer Sign Up Genius
Q: How can I be involved as a sponsor?
Please feel free to contact us directly via email.
Q: Can I bring a stroller?
Strollers are not permitted for the 5k but are allowed on the 2 mi walk.
Q: Can I exchange my shirt if it doesn’t fit?
Shirt sizes are limited and not guaranteed. If there are additional shirt sizes leftover, you can exchange your shirt after packet pickup.
Q: When do I pickup my race packet?
Monday, November 22, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Spring Valley YMCA
Tuesday, November 23, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Spring Valley YMCA
Wednesday, November 24, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Spring Valley YMCA
Race Day - Thursday, November 25, from 7:15 - 9:00 AM at Race Location
Q: Is race swag/merchandise guaranteed for each participant?
Participants who sign up after 11:59 PM on November 23, 2021 will not be guaranteed to receive a shirt or medal on race day. All participants who registered after this time will be able to receive a shirt and medal at post-event swag pickup.
We will provide pickup instructions to participants after the race.
Q: Where will the results be posted?
The results will be shared from Second Wind Timing Company and be posted on our website page HERE.
You may receive an email from our partners at Second Wind with more instructions.
Q: Are pets allowed at the race?
No, pets are not permitted on the course.