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Join us for the 2nd Annual Gobbler Half Marathon & 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 Horse Adoption. Read more about these two local charities on the page below. We will also be collecting canned/non perishable goods at our 2 packet pickups 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 (13.1), DJ and live band, race photos, chip timing, post race eats and lots of "Gobble Gobble fun"!
Sign up by November 8th to guarantee yourself a commemorative long sleeved tech T-shirt. After that date shirts are on a first come first serve basis. If you register and your size is not available you can either pick another size or choose the "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 allowed. Awards for the 10K will be top 3 overall male/female.
HALF MARATHON COURSE CLICK HERE
10 MILER COURSE CLICK HERE
10K COURSE CLICK HERE
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.
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One of our race charitable beneficiaries is Glean KY. Founded in 2010, GleanKY gathers and and redistributes excess fruits and vegetables nourish Kentucky's hungry. Currently operating in Fayette, Scott, Madison, and Franklin Counties, GleanKY gathers produce from farms, orchards, groceries, gardens, and farmers markets, distributing it to over seventy feeding agencies each year. 97% of agencies receiving produce from GleanKY report being able to serve a greater number of clients thanks to gleaned produce; 35% report that GleanKY allows them to serve produce for the first time. GleanKY anticipates gleaning its millionth pound of produce in the late summer of 2016. A portion of your registration fee and 100% of additional donations made by Gobbler registrants will go to Glean KY.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. Most of the horses arriving at New Vocations are injured and thin, suffering the normal occupational hazards of racing. Without a useful skill to offer their previous option was often a one-way ticket to the local livestock auction.
New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses matching them with qualified individuals and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition. Our focus is on adoption versus retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose.
Over 6,000 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have been placed in qualified homes through New Vocations’ efforts since its inception. These horses have come from 40 different racetracks and have been adopted by families throughout the country.
New Vocations has 2 scenic Ohio locations in Laurelville and Marysville. Other locations include: Lexington, Kentucky; Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and Fort Edward, New York.
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 and features newly renovated rooms and lobby area.
MORE ABOUT FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
Located in the heart of the bluegrass region of Kentucky, the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington is the closest full service hotel to the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park—host of the 2010 World Equestrian Games. We are also minutes away from the city’s regional airport, business district and the University of Kentucky.
We’ve thought of everything you need to feel perfectly at home while you’re on the road. Our hotel features 174 guest rooms, a full service restaurant and lounge, over 7500 square feet of meeting space, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a fitness room. We offer complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access throughout the hotel, and complimentary shuttle service.
Welcome to the Four Points by Sheraton Lexington!
Join us for our 5 supported training runs leading up to the Gobbler on November 18th.
Come run on the actual course and log whatever mileage you want. We'll gather at 7:45am and start our run at 8am. We'll have water, SWORD and either bananas or Donut Days donuts. This is a "run at your own pace" setup so all levels of runners or walkers are welcomed.
Our 5 scheduled training run dates are Sunday (8/20), Saturday (9/9), Sunday (9/24), Saturday (10/14) & Sunday (11/5).