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Gobble Gobble Four-Miler Returns on Thanksgiving Day

Oct 31, 2014 03:48PM

Start the holiday season by hitting the pavement for a worthy cause at the annual Gobble Gobble Four-Miler on November 27 at Venetian Village, in Naples. The family-friendly event includes four running and walking events, with all proceeds benefiting St. Matthew’s House and the 95201 Kids on the Go program. The one-mile fun walk/run kicks off the event at 7:25 a.m., followed by a competitive, chip-timed event at 7:30 a.m., a four-mile fun run/walk at 7:35 a.m. and a Lil’ Gobbler’s Dash for kids up to 6 years old at 8:50 a.m.

As a cup-free green event, the Gobble Gobble Four-Miler promotes sustainability and environmental impact awareness. Early registrants will receive hydropouches, a unique drinking vessel that’s clipped onto participants’ clothing and can be refilled at stations along the race routes. In addition, a bike valet service will operate to encourage racers and onlookers to bike to the event. There will also be a dedicated carpooling parking area to encourage ride sharing.

Whole Foods Market will provide all-natural pumpkin pies and fruit following the races. Other sponsors include Fit2Run, Arthrex, Trek Bicycle Store, Naples Daily News, Fit Nation Magazine, Natural Awakenings magazine, Elite Events, Cabral Design Associates, CenturyLink, John R. Wood Properties and Tamiami Ford.

The Whole Foods Market Kids on the Go program was developed to help children fulfill the one- hour physical activity portion of the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition 95210 Let’s Go! campaign. Nonprofit St. Matthew’s House changes lives in a spiritual environment that is both compassionate and disciplined. and also. St. Matthew’s House has been providing housing for the homeless and food for the needy in Collier County, along with the Immokalee Friendship House, since 1987.

Race prices vary from $2 to $20. Starting location: 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. For more information or to register, call 239-285-2103, email [email protected] or visit GobbleGobbleFourMiler.com.

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