Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2020
Go! Time: VIRTUAL !
A Thanksgiving Day Tradition.
For 10 years, Go! Running has hosted the Go!bbler Turkey Trot in Little Rock. This 3, 4, or 6.5 mile family fun run and walk has grown into the undisputed way to begin Thanksgiving Day for thousands of families. This free family run only has one entry fee: canned good and non-perishable food items or money donations to the Arkansas Foodbank. Last year alone, this event attracted more than 2,200 people and collected enough food and donations to feed over 15,000 meals.
But 2020 Will Be Different
This a run, a tradition, and a community event BUT the most important part of it is gathering donated food and cash for the Arkansas Foodbank.
The challenges of coping with COVID-19 have affected us all in major ways. Especially those who faced food insecurity even before the pandemic. In Arkansas, the food insecurity rate has jumped from 17% to over 23%. For children, the rate has jumped from 23% to 33% due to school closures, virtual learning, and caregivers’ loss of income from furloughs and layoffs. While many are missing their friends and normal activities, think of those who are more concerned with putting food on their table. Let’s keep the momentum of this Thanksgiving tradition by donating food or funds again during this year’s drive benefitting Arkansas Foodbank.
So, with that in mind, and the continued COVID-19 threat in large groups, 2020 is going to be A FOOD DRIVE AND VIRTUAL RUN, ONLY.
However, there are lots of BIG prizes – so read on…….
How It Will Work!!
From 10am Saturday, Nov 21st thru 3pm Wednesday, Nov 25th we are asking you to drop off items for the Foodbank into bins in front of Go! Running or at our partner’s locations at the Little Rock Athletic Club, Little Rock Racquet Club, and three UAMS Orthopedic locations. (See below for locations and items needed.)
Sign up for FREE, then on Thanksgiving morning get out on your own, with friends, or with your family dressed up and enjoying the morning in the spirit of The Go!bbler of past years! Take pictures of yourself or your group, then post them to Go! Running’s Facebook page or your Instagram by 6pm on Thanksgiving Day with the hashtag #gobblerturkeytrot.
Take a Pic to WIN.
1. Post a turkey trot pic to Go! Running’s FB page
2. Post a turkey trot pic to your own Instagram feed with hashtag #gobblerturkeytrot
3. We will judge the pictures and announce the winners later that night.
YOU MUST BE SIGNED UP TO WIN!
LOTS Of BIG Prizes up for grabs:
A Garmin FR245 watch (value $300) from Go! Running
A $500 Gift Card from Domestic Domestic in the Heights.
A 6 Month Free Membership to The Athletic Clubs.
A Gift from Tipton and Hurst
A $50 Gift Card from EggShells Kitchen Co. in the Heights
A Gift from Ozark Outdoor Supply in the Heights
Five $25 Gift Cards from Go! Running
….. and more!
Click here to enter for this Free Run. Donate or Register To Run, or Both!!!
Registration Closes Nov 25 at midnight!
Awesome Go!bbler tees will be available for $25 in the registration site Store
That’s up to you this year!
In past year there were options of 3 miles, 4 miles, and 6.5 miles so go with one of those distances or just do your own thing. But whatever you do, make sure you have loads of fun with it – and post those Pictures!!
Items that are needed by the Foodbank:
- Cornbread/stuffing mix
mashed potato mix
canned sweet potatoes
mac and cheese
NO home-made or glass items.
Food Collection Locations (Sat Nov 21st thru Wed 25th)
Go! Running – 1819 N Grant St, LR