South Barrington is continuing a brand new tradition by hosting the second annual “Gobbler Gallop” one week from today on Sunday, November 21st. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season because you’ll be helping two important causes AND get a great workout at the same time.
Day-of registration for the Gobbler Gallop starts on Sunday morning at 8:30 and the race begins at 9AM at Munao Fountain at the Arboretum of South Barrington. The Arboretum is partnering with Barbara Rose Elementary School and the South Barrington Park District for the event. Pre-registration costs $8 for residents, $10 for non-residents and $15 if you register on the day of the race. All proceeds will benefit the Heart of a Marine Foundation, an organization that supports all branches of the US Armed Forces.
There will also be a “Sock Drive” and a “Cereal Drive” taking place on race day. Volunteers will be collecting white crew socks to be sent to those serving overseas and boxes of cereal to help feed the hungry right here in Barrington and the surrounding area. People who participate in the sock and cereal drive could win raffle baskets, a leather bomber jacket, turkey dinners and more.
Click HERE to print out and fax or mail back your registration form. Click HERE to register online. The Arboretum is at 100 W. Higgins Road, at the corner of Routes 59 & 72 in South Barrington.