Thu November 25, 2021 Grove City, PA 16127 US Directions
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A Thanksgiving Day Classic!

Grateful Gallop 5k

$35.55 $25.55 9:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST Join us for the 6th Annual Grateful Gallop! Your registration includes a Wolf Creek Drawstring Bag, Refreshments, and Online Results!
620 Greenwood Drive
Grove City, PA US 16127

*We will not be staging race day packet pick up in Dunkin' Donuts like in previous years. Instead, race day packet pick up will be outside by the parking area. 

General Info: The 6th Annual Grateful Gallop will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 AM in Grove City, PA. The race starts on Greenwood Drive and travels along the Hunter Farm bike path. The Grateful Gallop 5k supports the Grove City Community Food Pantry! There will be a donation box to collect non-perishable food and toiletries

Window Start: Participants may start any time between 9:00-9:10 AM to allow for maximum social distancing. You start when you're comfortable. The start is chip timed so there is no penalty for starting later. Your time starts when you cross the start line. 

Packet Pick Up: Pre-race packet pickup will be at Wise Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (121 Cranberry Road) from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday 11/23 and 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday 11/24. Race day packet pickup at the start/finish area from 7:15-9:00 AM. 

Awards: There will be no awards ceremony on race day. A virtual awards ceremony will be posted on YouTube in the week following the event. Awards will be mailed to the Top 5 Overall Male and Female finishers, plus the top 3 in the following age categories: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over. Please allow 2-4 weeks for awards to arrive. 

Shirts: In order to be guaranteed a race shirt, you must register on or before Wednesday, November 10th.

Refreshments: prepackaged refreshments provided at the finish. 

Course: Flat & Fast. There will be a water station near the halfway point. Men's course record: Jed Christiansen 15:18 (2017). Women's Course Record: Kevyn Fish 19:26 (2020).

Timing: This race is being chip timed by Wolf Creek Race Management

Parking: Parking will be available at the Grove City College Colonial Hall lot where the old Middle School used to be.


At Wolf Creek Race Management, we take COVID-19 very seriously. We will do everything in our power to offer a safe and fun event for all participants. We have taken several steps to ensure the safety of all participants, staff members, volunteers, and spectators. These steps in accordance with PA-state government & CDC guidelines include: 

  • Limiting High Contact Points
  • 10 Minute Social Distance Start Window
  • Encouraging Social Distancing
  • Disinfecting commonly touched surfaces
  • Providing pre-packaged food and drinks
  • Making hand sanitizer readily available
  • Wolf Creek Staff members wearing masks when social distancing is not possible
  • CDC COVID-19 signage displayed at the event
  • Masks will be required at packet pick up and whenever social distancing is impossible
  • Spectators are discouraged
  • Any congregating is discouraged
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