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The 19th Gobble Gallop

Thanksgiving Day | Duluth, MN 


The Gobble Gallop is a celebration of community, family, running, and fun! Join us on Thanksgiving Day for your choice of one of three events: The Gobble Gallop 5K, Tough Turkey 1 Mile, or the Gobble Giddy Up! Kids’ Run. The Gobble Gallop is one of the largest running events in the Twin Ports drawing thousands of participants each year.


Sign Up Opens Labor Day Weekend | September 1st, 2024


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Register 4 or more for the Gobble Gallop 5K & Get $25.00 OFF!

Discount applied at check out. This promotion is not retroactive, and all participants must be registered in the same transaction for discounts to apply.

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Gobble Gallop 5K

The 5K is an out and back through downtown Duluth, starting on London Road at the Rose Garden- the course follows London Rd south onto Superior Street to 5th Ave. W and back.

Course Map

Sign Up Opens: 9/1/24 at Noon
Sign Up Closes: 11/28/24-9:00 AM

Start Time: 9:30 AM
Competitive Wave: 9:30 AM
Festive Wave: 9:35 AM
Stroller Wave: 9:40 AM

Finish Cut-Off Time:
10:30 AM 

Winter Hat!

The custom Gobble Gallop winter hat is included with 5K & 1-Mile registration.

Only 1400 will be available - get yours now!

Tough Turkey | 1-Mile

The 1-Mile starts and finishes at the Rose Garden on London Road, following Superior Sreet to the historic Fitger's Building and back.


Sign Up Opens:
9/1/24 at Noon
Sign Up Closes: 8/28/24 - 8:00 AM

Start Time: 9:00 AM
Competitive Wave: 9:00 AM
Festive Wave: 9:05 AM
Stroller Wave: 9:10 AM

Finish Cut-Off Time: 9:20 AM



Gobble Giddy Up!
Kids Run

The Kids Run is on London Road, and starts and finishes at the Rose Garden.

Kids 8 & under are eligible to participate in this race

Price: FREE (kids must be registered by parent or guardian and sign the waiver)
Sign Up Opens: 9/1/24 at Noon
Sign Up Closes: Race Day-8:15 AM

Check-In Time: 8:15 AM (Start Line)
Start Time: 8:40 AM
Finish Cut-Off Time: 8:55 AM


Support Safe Haven!
Donate through your registration and sign up as a fundraiser. If you raise $250.00+ Duluth Running Co. will refund your registration fee. Donations from individuals outside of the event are accepted and encouraged. Please pass this along to your friends, family, and neighbors.


Safe Haven's Mission

Provide safety, space to heal, advocacy, and empowerment for women, children, and all survivors of domestic violence.
Safe Haven offers resources and support to survivors of domestic violence. They serve a seven-county area in northern Minnesota, including St. Louis, Koochiching, Aitkin, Lake, Carlton, Itasca and Cook counties. They provide emergency shelter for over 500 survivors and advocacy for more than 1,500 adults and children annually. 

Parking & Road Closures

Superior Street will be closed from 10th Ave E to 5th Ave W. 

London Rd will be closed from 10th Ave E & Superior St to 14th Ave E.

Where can we park near the race? 
Parking is available in the Duluth Rose Garden parking lot and on London Rd & aveunes east of 14th Ave E, as well as on Superior St east of 10th Ave E.


Start & Finish Area

London Road | Duluth Rose Garden


Check-In & Bib Pick Up

Dates | Times | Locations

Tuesday, November 26th: 2:00-6:00 PM
 Duluth Running Company

Wednesday, November 27th:
Noon-6:00 PM
 Duluth Running Company

Race Day, November 28th:
7:30-9:15 AM
 Start/Finish Area

5K Check-In: 7:30-9:15 AM (Info Tent)
1-Mile Check-In: 7:30-8:45 AM (Info Tent)
Kids Run Check-In: 8:15-8:30 AM (Start Area)

You do NOT need your confirmation or QR code for Check-In

Can I check my family in too? 
Yes, you can check yourself in as well as others.

What do I need for Check-In? 
Bring a bag for bibs, pins, hats, stickers, add-on apparel etc.- to reduce waste, we do not provide packets or bags.

What about race day Check-in?
If you are checking in on race morning- arrive early! There is always a long line for check-in & restrooms! 


Results & Awards

Your finish time is posted within minutes of your finish and results are available via the QR codes displayed at the finish area and in your email once you cross the finish line.
Awards Presentation: 10:30am 
The presentation will take place near or inside the big tent near the finish area. Overall and age group awards will be announced. Results will be available online within minutes of finishing and you will have access to this information to see if you have placed in the top 3 of your gender category and age group.
Age group awards will be provided to the top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups by gender category for the 5K & 1-Mile: Men, Non-binary, and Women <10, 11-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+  
Overall awards will be provided to the top 3 finishers by gender category for the 5K and the 1-Mile for the Men, Non-binary, and Women categories.
We will continue the tradition of presenting pies to award recipients courtesy of Gobble Gallop partner SuperOne Foods.
If you do not wish to participate in the awards presentation, please notify event staff of this prior to the awards presentation.

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