Gobble Waddle 5K/10K

Sat November 16, 2019 Smithfield, NC US 27577 Directions


$35 9:00AM EST Registration ends November 14, 2019 at 5:00pm EST


$45 9:00AM EST Registration ends November 14, 2019 at 5:00pm EST
218 S. 2nd Street
Smithfield, NC US 27577
  • Due to huge increase in number of registered race participants, please be informed race shirts will not be guaranteed for registrations after Nov 12.  We hope that you will still support this fundraiser by participating in our walk/run to benefit the Johnston Health Foundation's Heart Fund & Healthy Kids Fund.
  • Based on feedback from previous participants and committee, we have decided to not provide participant medals this year. We are thinking of other ways to acknowledge race finishers next year.  Please share your feedback when we send our post race survey link via email.
  • In case of inclement weather, announcements will be shared via:
    TEXT:  JHRACES to 41411  (Please subscribe in advance)
    FACEBOOK: Gobble Waddle Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2135236706780872/
    WEBSITE:  www.JohnstonHealth.org/GobbleWaddle

Welcome to 11th Annual Johnston Health Gobble Waddle event presented by HealthQuest Fitness and Wellness Center. It is a timed run and fun walk event for all ages and fitness levels – definitely family, stroller, and dog friendly. Please remember that all dog participants must be friendly and on a fixed leash at all times. Owners must also be sure to clean up behind their dogs.

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time of giving and it’s important to remember those in our community who need your help. All participants are asked to bring at least five items of canned food to the event or drop them off at HealthQuest. Canned goods will be donated to our partner food bank agencies right here in our community.

NEW! The Gobble Waddle is now a part of the Johnston Health Race Series. Now, you can register for both the Champions 5K/10K and the Gobble Waddle 5K/10K (in one transaction each year).Two great races for two great causes - the Johnston Health Foundation Heart Fund & Healthy Kids Fund. 2019 Race Series participants will receive a special long-sleeved commemorative t-shirt at the Gobble Waddle.

If you didn't get to participate in the 2019 Champions 5K/10K in 2019, we would love to have you for the 2020 Race Series!


  • Tuesday, September 3: Early registration closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14: Online registration closes at 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16: Race begins at 9:00 a.m.

All entry fees are non-refundable and include a participant t-shirt, snacks, water, timer, and transaction fees. Preferred t-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for those registering after October 15. Due to a huge increase in the number of registered participants, please be informed that race shirts will not be guaranteed for registrations received after November 12. Online registration closes on November 14 at 5 p.m. Onsite registration will be available on November 16. Please note: you must register in both the 2019 Champions 5K/10K and Gobble Waddle 5K/10K to receive the special Johnston Health Race Series t-shirt.

5K Run/Walk
Until September 3: $30 per person
September 4 - November 16: $35 per person

10K Run
Until September 3: $40 per person
September 4 - November 16: $45 per person 

Registration/Packet Pickup: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
5K/10K Start: 9:00 a.m.
Awards ceremony to follow.

5K: 6-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
10K: 6-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers for each age category. Trophies will be given to the 1st place overall male and female for both the 5K and 10K events.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. For more information on sponsorships, contact the Johnston Health Foundation at 919-938-7169 or foundation@johnstonhealth.org.

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