Gobble Gait is scheduled Thanksgiving morningFor many people, the event has become as traditional as the turkey they eat that day.
By: Jane Lightbourn, The Hastings Star-Gazette
For many people, the event has become as traditional as the turkey they eat that day.
The 12th annual Gobble Gait will be held Thanksgiving morning (as usual) Thursday, Nov. 26. The 12th annual event includes an 8K race and 2K fun run through historic Hastings.
In 1998, Gobble Gait began as a small race to raise additional funds for Hastings Family Service, Twelve years later, it is still raising funds for Hastings Family Service, but is no longer a small race.
Last year, more than 2,100 runners participated in the event to raise $70,000 and 3,000 pounds of food for Hastings Family Service. The funds are used to buy food, and provide clothing and other assistance to our neighbors in the community who are in need.
Major sponsors this year (already signed) are Treasure Island Resort and Casino, The Running Room, Sieben Polk Law Firm, Vermillion Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Merchants Bank, Keystone Real Estate, Hastings Star Gazette, Graphic Design, Marathon Mobile Homes, Endres Processing, YMCA, Maguire Agency, Innovative Surfaces, Connell's Custom Exteriors, Minnesota Coaches/Hastings Bus Co., Edina Realty (Jerry and Sue Bezdichek), Merit Electric, Summit Orthopedics (Dr. Jerry Perra), UPS Store, Polka Dot Dairy, Cub Foods, Emily's Bakery and Deli, Radke and Mohrhauser, MDK Design for Hair, and DJAY Sound and Light.
A pre-race party will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at RJ's Tavern.
Race packets can be picked up race day beginning at 6:30 a.m. Registration begins at that time, with the race/run starting at 8:30 a.m.
More information about the race/run, including registration fees and deadline, is available by calling Mary Fasbender at 437-1070 or Jay Kochendorfer at 437-3344 or by visiting www.gobblegait.com.