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Wobble Before You Gobble: 5K and Kids' Dash

Sun November 19, 2023 Malden, MA 02148 US Directions



10:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST

Kids' Dash

9:30AM EST - 10:00AM EST


82 Summer Street
Malden, MA US 02148


Event Details

This November, wobble with Run Club of Malden before you gobble with family and friends! Join us for our annual Thanksgiving event and help raise money for Bread of Life, a local nonprofit that provides free food to economically struggling and disadvantaged families, individuals, youth, and senior citizens in Boston's metro-north region. 

Wobble Before You Gobble 2023 includes a 5K race and a kids' dash (best for ages 10 and under). Bring the family and strengthen our community by contributing to a great cause! 5K participants who register before November 1 will be guaranteed their choice size for a T-shirt, and all participants will get a PIE to celebrate their race! 

The event starts and ends next to 82 Summer Street. Free parking is available in the garage next to the building. On-street parking is also available in the surrounding area. The kids' dash will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. 

Maps of the 5K course can be found here. A map of the Kids Dash course and the registration area can be found here.

How Your Participation Helps

All donations will go to Bread of Life. Our goal is to exceed last year's donation total of $1,600. If you'd like to contribute, please visit the Donate page or enter a dollar amount during the registration process.

A collection bin will also be on site for donating food (unopened and unexpired) and other items, such as pasta sauce, cereal, canned vegetables, toothpaste, and socks. Visit Bread of Life's website for a full list of suggestions.

Want to Volunteer on Race Weekend?

If you'd like to participate and help out but can't run or donate, consider volunteering with us! Volunteers help us make sure the event runs smoothly and is fun for our runners. Complete the volunteer registration form here and we'll be in touch with more information to confirm your volunteer duties.

About Run Club of Malden

Run Club of Malden’s mission is to combine camaraderie, running, and community service in a fun and welcoming environment. We believe diversity makes the world and the sport of running more interesting; that if you run, you are a runner; that runners at different experience and pace levels learn from each other; that we have a responsibility to give back to the communities whose paths we frequent; and that there is nothing more fun than logging miles with friends. We're committed to making the sport of running inclusive, welcoming, and accessible to all.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Special thanks to our sponsors for making this year's Wobble Before You Gobble a success!

Turkey level sponsors:

Stuffing level sponsors:


Mashed Potatoes and Gravy level sponsors:




Race Day Reminders

Participants have two opportunities to pick up their bib and swag bag before race day. We encourage early bib pick up to avoid lines on race day! 
Bib pick-up will be available at the following times and locations:

  • Friday, November 17, from 5-7pm at Marathon Sports Melrose (401 Main St, Melrose MA 02176)
  • Saturday, November 18, from 2-4pm at Faces Brewing Co (50 Pleasant St, Malden MA 02148)
  • Sunday, November 19, from 8:30am - 9:45am at the registration tent (82 Summer Street, Malden MA 02148)
  • Runners will receive an email on Friday 11/17 with a unique QR code. Please have this QR code ready when you arrive to bib pick up. If you are picking up bibs on behalf of others, please ask them to forward their QR code email to you.

Note that the first 150 registered 5K runners will receive a t-shirt with their registration!

Race day registration will be available until 9:45 am at the registration tent located at 82 Summer Street.

The Kids' Dash will begin at 9:30am in front of the Malden District Court, 89 Pleasant Street, Malden. Kids' Dash participants should gather behind the registration tent by 9:30am. 

The 5K will begin at 10:00am in front of Bikeeny Caffe at 62 Summer Street.

There is plenty of free parking in Malden Center, including garages at 7 Jackson Street and 170 Centre Street and a parking lot adjacent to 75 Pleasant Street. Parking meters are not in effect in the City of Malden on Sundays.

Malden Center is approximately a 5 minute walk to the registration area.

Please do not park in the neighborhood streets adjacent to the registration area.

The start/finish line is less than 0.25 miles from the Malden Center Orange Line stop.

Limited port-a-potties will be available at the registration area. Participants are also welcome to use the restroom at Bikeeny Caffe, located at 62 Summer Street.

All participants are welcome to join us at Faces Brewing Co, 50 Pleasant Street, Malden, beginning at 11:00am for a post-race celebration. All registered runners (21+) will receive one free beer, compliments of Faces. Faces is a full-serve restaurant, all ages welcome, and a full Sunday brunch menu will be available for purchase. 

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the details of the race, including the map, by visiting the race site here: Roads will be open to traffic during the 5K, so all participants should use caution and be aware of their surroundings.

Note that the Kids' Dash will be approximately 200 meters long (~half a loop of a track).

Please check your email in the days following the race for a short post-race survey. This is our first official road race, and we REALLY want your feedback to make this the best race possible. If you complete the survey, you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate for the Healthy Running program at Spaulding Rehab, a two-visit program valued at $175. Like I said, we REALLY want your feedback.

Event photos will be shared via @RCMalden on Instagram and Facebook in the days following the event. If you take any photos, post online and tag RCMalden!

There will be a donation bin available on race day morning for donations of canned or dry goods to Bread of Life. They are in particular need of instant potatoes and dry cereal. Please do not bring any perishable items.


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