Annual Southborough Gobble Wobble draws nearly 1,000 participants

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Annual Southborough Gobble Wobble draws nearly 1,000 participants
Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers took part in the 16th annual Gobble Wobble in Southborough on Nov. 24. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

SOUTHBOROUGH – Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers whetted their appetites for a morning run and Thanksgiving fun at the 16th annual Gobble Wobble on Nov. 24.

Starting and finishing at Trottier Middle School, participants took advantage of cool and calm conditions to run a 5K or do a 2-mile family walk.

The event was also a chance for some to continue with family traditions.

“We do some kind of turkey trot each year,” said Adam Meltzer of Boston, who was running with his family. 

He and another family member were wearing Thanksgiving-themed baby bibs around their sleeves “because it was the only Thanksgiving thing we could find at Target.”

“We run for the fun of it, really,” said Darcy Cox, who lives in England. 

She was running with Julie Sullivan, who has family in the area.

The first overall finisher in the 5K was Aidan Gilmore of Grafton and a student at Monmouth College in New Jersey. His time was 16 minutes, 36 seconds.

“I used to run it when I was a kid,” he said. “It’s good to be back.”

The event was sponsored by the Friends of Southborough Recreation. Proceeds from the event will fund recreational programs and events such as scholarships, Special Olympic programs, the summer concert series and Southborough Summer Nights.

Additional sponsors include Middlesex Savings Bank, Reliant Medical Group, Mooyah, BJ’s, Wegman’s, Long Cadillac and Southborough Dental Associates.

For information on Southborough Recreation programs, visit https://southboroughma.myrec.com/info/default.aspx

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