Wed, Nov 22 - Thu, Nov 23 2017

Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble,

Charleston, South Carolina, United States Charleston, South Carolina, United States

  • About the event

    The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a holiday tradition for Charleston natives and travelers alike. The largest 5K in Charleston kicks off at 9 a.m. at Marion Square in Downtown Charleston. The course takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery before returning to Marion Square for a post-race party that includes free food and beverages (beer provided for those 21+ years) as well as live music and awards ceremony. A Children’s Fun Run and activities ensure that this is a fun event for any age.

    Presented by the Knights of Columbus, Rev. P.N. Lynch, Council 704, the purpose of the race is to raise funds for local charities. Past recipients of charitable donations include Alzheimer’s Association, Boy Scouts of America (Lowcountry chapter) and Crisis Ministries. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization.

    The Turkey Day Run had a record year in 2016, registering 7,558 runners and walkers and with 6,798 crossing the finish line. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers and first-place finishers in the Master and Grand Master categories.


    Why should you sponsor?



    With more than 10,000 people (participants and spectators) expected during pre-race and race day activities, a sponsor can reach potential customers for pennies a person.


    Sponsors of the Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble will receive sponsorship credit on various printed materials and advertising materials depending on the level of sponsorship. Advertising materials include the race registration form, flyers and the race day brochure.


    The Turkeyday Run and Gobble Wobble receives extensive pre-race and post-race media coverage on local newscasts and local newspapers including the Post & Courier, Additionally, it airs more than 100 spots on regional and local Clear Channel radio stations - plus added to our Facebook page and Twitter.


    With a new and improved website, your company logo will be displayed for a year on our website, making it visible for those who visit the site to view race results as well as those who register or need race day information.


    The Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble is the largest 5K race in Charleston and the 11th largest single event on Thanksgiving nationwide attracting over 10,000 participants and thousands of spectators on race day. The race provides sponsors the opportunity to reach a mass of potential customers the week before, the week of and on raceday and through the winter holiday season while viewing photos and race results.

    Rachel Haynie

    The Turkey Day Run's mission is to raise money for local charities. This year we have a goal to raise $10,000 more and we need your help!

    Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the run are donated to non-profit organizations in the Charleston area. Last year, the Turkey Day Run gave money to more than 30 charities including:

    • BE Athletics
    • Daughters of St. Paul
    • Boy Scout Troop 79
    • Magdalene House
    • Alzheimer Association
    • Charleston Catholic School
    • Hospice of Charleston Foundation
    • MUSC Children's Hospital
    • Coastal Carolina BSA
    • Birthright
    • Lowcountry Food Bank
    • Our Lady of Mercy Outreach
    • St. Vincent de Paul Society
    • Neighborhood House
    • One Eighty Place
    • His Way Ministry
    • Cliff's Cause
    • Charleston EMS
    • Project Hope
    • Windward Farms
    • Special Olympics
    • BE Options Program

    For 2016, in addition to the Charity Connection Program above, we have partnered with Everydayhero to offer online fundraising as part of the racing experience.  To give your race more meaning and to help us all do a little more good for the Charleston community, you will be asked when you register if you would like to fundraise for one of our partner charities, and will receive an email following registration with details on how to start fundraising.  If you would like to go ahead and get started now click the button below to start your fundraising.  We greatly appreciate your support in achieving our goal.

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  • 5001-10000 attendees expected

    40% Male Attendees

    60% Female Attendees

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