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Gobble Gait raises $127,000 for HFS

Runners start the race in downtown Hastings on Thanksgiving morning. Photo by James Ramsay1 / 5
Participants started their Thanksgiving Day with a 2K or 8K run in support of Hastings Family Service. Photo by Andrew Hill2 / 5
This year's Gobble Gait resulted in raising $127,000 for Hastings Family Service. Photo by Andrew Hill3 / 5
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The running course had participants pass the Mississippi River and Lake Rebecca. Photo by James Ramsay5 / 5

Gobble Gait will be donating $127,000 to Hastings Family Service this year.

It was the 20th anniversary of the race. The annual 2K and 8K Thanksgiving Day race started in 1998 and has been able to surpass donations from previous years for two decades.

This year, the top men's finishers were Nick Ross and Zack Benning who tied for first place. They are friends that crossed the finish line together at 25:32. Third place was M. Clare Brandt.

The top women's fishers were Marit Sonnesyn with a time of 31:06, followed by Kayle Hunnerkoch and Allyssa Reeves in second and third place.

The event organizers said they are already looking forward to Gobble Gait 2018.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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