Gobble Wobble 5K & Mashed Potato Mile

Mon September 14 - Sun November 29, 2020 Directions RaceJoy Ready
Events

Gobble Wobble 5K

$34.99 11/26 8:30AM CST - 10:15AM CST
241 spots left. Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Mashed Potato Mile Kids Run

$15 11/26 8:00AM CST - 8:30AM CST
19 spots left. Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5K - 3.1 Miles

$30 Registration ends November 21, 2020 at 11:59pm CST
Place
Packet Pick Up will be located outside by our back entrance. If weather is not permitting, participants will enter through our meeting room doors to pick up items. They will then exit through our back entrance to avoid any congestion with our regular members.
Description

Gobble Wobble Race Description

Welcome to our 6th Annual Gobble Wobble 5K and Mashed Potato Mile, presented by the Marshall Area YMCA! This event would not be possible without our generous volunteers or local sponsors. Though this year has had its challenges, the Gobble Wobble has never been more important to our YMCA. Not only are we are able to continue our 5K tradition, but we can continue to strengthen the community while also being able to serve our cause as the Marshall Area YMCA.  After all, the Y’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

What will stay the same this year?

  • The event will still be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.
    • Mashed Potato Mile will start at 8:00 AM
    • Gobble Wobble 5K will start at 8:30 AM
  • The race will continue to be chipped time via Wayzata Timing.
  • All participants will still receive a hoodie, designed by our local partner AP Design.
  • Our traditional racing course will remain the same
  • Roads will not be closed and we continue to encourage participants to be watchful of traffic

What will be different this year?

  • You can expect to see extra safety measures being taken
    • All volunteers and race staff will be appropriately equipped with proper Personal Protective Equipment to ward off the spread of COVID-19.
    • There will be extra signage in our course to direct traffic to minimize extra bodies along the course.
    • We will be giving out individually packaged snacks and water to be had at the end of the race.
  • The in-person event will be run in waves/heats of 25 or less to account for social distancing.
    • There will always be two waves that are considered “On-Deck” and “In-The-Hole.” These two waves will be located outside to allow fluid rotations of waves.
    • Other waves waiting to be sent will remain in our gymnasium until guided forward.
      • Our facility is fully capable to hold a race of this size as our gymnasium alone has a capacity of over 800 individuals; we will be at a much lower number than the 50% guideline.
      • Individuals will be required to leave their mask on until they are considered to be in the “On-Deck” zone and approaching the start line.
  • Packet Pick Up will done outside near the backside entrance. You can view this in our Facility Map, which can be accessed at the near the bottom of this race page. Race Day packet pick-up will have special parking to ensure that pick up is quick for late and last-minute registrants. This will be identified by an orange tent. 
  • Improved Virtual "RaceJoy" Racing Option (More details on this to come!)
    • By using the power of today's smartphone, GPS, cell, and other technologies, RaceJoy helps deliver a new way to experience the race
    • It will allow you, the participant, to be interactive in their race day experience that embraces spectators
    • Includes:
      • Interactive course map
      • live results option
      • Cheer sending
      • Off course alerts
      • Other advanced tracking methods
    • Track participants in real-time anywhere on the official course
    • Spectators are able to see the actual location of their favorite runner
    • Progress updates at every mile
  • Store Options
    • You will be able to order other clothing items and more through our race website!

Other Important Information:

  • Swag:
    • In-Person Race:
      • Hoodie Design
      • GW Facemask
      • Reusable Grocery Bags (Donated by Christian Becker State Farm)
      • Water Bottles (Donated by Christian Becker State Farm)
    • Virtual Race:
      • Long Sleeved Tech T-Shirt
      • Medal
  • Strength & Running Challenge
    • Be led through small group training, which is directed by our YMCA personal trainers.
    • Training will include strength and running formats to ensure that you are in tip-top shape for our annual Gobble Wobble 5K.
    • This challenge includes your race sign-up fee!
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Gobble Wobble 5K & Mashed Potato Mile.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Packet Pick Up will be located outside by our back entrance. If weather is not permitting, participants will enter through our meeting room doors to pick up items. They will then exit through our back entrance to avoid any congestion with our regular members.

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