The Arc of Wilson Gobble Wobble 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, Walk, or Wobble

Thu November 23, 2023 Directions

Events

5K Race - Adults 18+

$30 8:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:30am EST
Open to ages 18+.

5K Race - Teens 13-17

$30 8:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:30am EST
Open to ages 13 - 17.

5K Race - Youth 12 and under

$30 8:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:30am EST
Open to ages 12 and under.

5K Race - Individuals with I/DD

$10 8:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:30am EST

1 Mile Fun Run, Walk, or Wobble

$10 9:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 9:30am EST

Virtual 5K Race

$30 Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 12:00pm EST

Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run, Walk, or Wobble

$10 Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 12:00pm EST

Place

The Wilson Gobble Wobble starts and ends at The Greater Wilson Rotary Park.

There is an out and back route for the 5k and 1-mile events that goes into the surrounding neighborhood.

Description

The Wilson Gobble Wobble

  • The Wilson Gobble Wobble 5K and 1 mile family fun run, walk, or wobble is open to people of ALL AGES & ABILITIES
  • The Arc of Wilson County provides programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Wilson County and encourages all persons of any ability to participate
  • The Wilson Gobble Wobble was started as a way for families to start their Thanksgiving off with a little exercise together so they could enjoy guilt-free turkey (or any other Thanksgiving meal) during the holiday
  • Anyone can participate in either event by running, walking, rolling, or wobbling!

 

Registration

  • Shirt Guarantee Deadline is November 8
  • Online registration will be used until each event starts.
  • Race day registration will be available using RunSignUp or a paper form.
    • Race Day Registration will require using runsignup to pay by card or if you wish to use a bib for the 5K
    • There will be cash payment options for the 5K and the 1-mile event
    • 5K participants who do not want to use a bib and 1-mile event participants who do not want to use RunSignUp can use our paper form.
      • Registration form: Wilson Gobble Wobble Paper Form
      • Completing prior to race day will help keep the event start time on track
      • Forms will be available at the race site

Virtual events

  • Our virtual event will be continued for any supporters of The Arc of Wilson County who wish to support our programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) from afar
  • Race ANYWHERE using RaceJoy and supporting The Wilson Gobble Wobble from anywhere you may be on Thanksgiving
  • RaceJoy will need to be used to submit your virtual results
  • Event completion will be available for the entirety of Thanksgiving Day.
  • Click here to download RaceJoy for your Apple or Android phone for FREE!

Event Swag

  • Each year, The Wilson Gobble Wobble has had an event shirt that is included with all 5K registrations who register by the shirt cutoff date (11/8/23)
  • 1-mile event participants are able to purchase an event shirt during registration (through 11/8/23)
  • A finisher medal was introduced during the 5th Annual Wilson Gobble Wobble. The first 250 5K finishers will receive a finisher medal. 1st place finishers for each division of the 5K will receive a gold version of the finisher medal!

Shirt and/or Bib Pick Up Events

If possible, please try to pick up your shirt and bib at one of these two events to help race day run as smoothly as possible! Once your bib is picked up, it will be your responsibility to bring it on race day.

5K participants will be able to pick up their shirts and/or race bibs during this time. 1-mile participants who purchased a shirt during registration will be able to pick up their shirts during this time. Look for The Arc's orange tent!

  • Tuesday, 11/21
    • Casita Brewing Company
    • 217 South St S, Wilson, NC 27893
    • 4:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 11/22
    • Greater Wilson Rotary Park
    • 1901 Branch St NW, Wilson, NC 27893
    • 12:00 - 6:00 PM

 

Race Contact Info

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Golden Turkey Fundraising Team

Businesses, Churches, Friends, Families – During your registration as a Wilson Gobble Wobble Participant, select "Become a Fundraiser" when prompted. You will then create a “Golden Turkey Team” which will put you in the running to win the Golden Turkey Trophy. Set your fundraising goal, select a tagline, create a custom url for sharing, upload your team's image, and share your Golden Turkey Team's story to encourage more donations! You will also have the option to link your fundraiser to Facebook which typically shows an increase in donations received!

The group with the largest amount of funds raised for The Arc of Wilson County through race registrations and donations in support of their Golden Turkey Team will win the coveted Golden Turkey trophy. This trophy will be awarded after the race and will be hosted at the winning teams location all year, until the next Wilson Gobble Wobble. Arrive on race day with your team colors and have a blast!

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $5.00.

Wilson Crisis Center + Wilson Gobble Wobble Drive

The Arc of Wilson County has partnered with The Wilson Crisis Center once again for our Thanksgiving Drive to help restock their food pantry for 2023 - accept donations for their Wish Bags. These are given out to those in the community in need of some of the basic items many may take for granted.


Food Pantry Items

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Canned foods
  • Pasta/Rice
  • Cereal
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Peanut Butter


Wish Bag Items

  • Soaps (bar soap preferred)
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Shaving Cream
  • Disposable Razors
  • Wash Cloths
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Wipes
  • Sanitizer
  • Masks

Socks, Gloves, hats, scarves, gently used coats and other warm clothing items are welcome as well!

Directions

The Wilson Gobble Wobble starts and ends at The Greater Wilson Rotary Park.

There is an out and back route for the 5k and 1-mile events that goes into the surrounding neighborhood.

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