Saturday, November 29, 2008

Galloping Gobbler 2008 Results

The Thanksgiving Day Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler topped 1,000 participants. The weather was crisp and sunny as runners and walkers negotiated the course from the campus of the University of St. Francis and back.

The short hills of the historic Lindenwood Cemetery provided a challenge to the runners. Casey Shafer of Fort Wayne was the first place finisher; Kansas Jayhawk runner Sam Bird was second; and, Ian Thomas was third.

Crystal Martinez was the first place women's finisher; Ashley Ade reprised her second place showing from 2007, and last year's women's winner Beth Herndon was third.

Casey Shafer is closely connected to the race. He designed the Galloping Gobbler t-shirt. Second place finisher Sam Bird's mother, JoAnn Bird, is the owner of Running Around Screen Printing and she printed the t-shirt.

There will be more photographs posted later.

FULL RESULTS - including results by gender and age group - CAN BE SEEN HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Early Registration Deadline Extended

The early registration deadline for the Galloping Gobbler has been extended through this next weekend of the 22nd-23rd. Join the more than 500 runners and walkers who have already signed up.

The registration fee of $15.00 stays in effect. If you register by mail, be sure to deduct $2 per entry if you are entering three or more family members.

If you register online there is a slight charge for using the credit card service of However, you can immediately see your name pop up on the registration confirmation page.

Anyone can check to see the runners and walkers already registered for a fun Thanksgiving morning. Just click on the online registration page here - then scroll down and click the "Entry Confirmation" box.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Personalized Bibs for Early Registrants

Early registrants will get a personalized bib number for the 2008 Galloping Gobbler. Your racing bib will boldy carry your name.

It will be a great keepsake for families running together on Thanksgiving Day. You can register online now here.

Here's a sample: