- 3 miles/5K, Other
- Road Race
The Abington YMCA Gobble Wobble 5K is an annual event held on Thanksgiving day. The proceeds of the race go towards the Willow Grove YMCA Annual Campaign, insuring that no one is turned away from valuable YMCA services due to inability to pay.. You do not have to be a member to participate. Just sign up and have fun.
This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring everyone along. Unlike many other fun runs, there is even Babysitting being offered. ("Children must be out of diapers and potty-trained.")
The Abington YMCA has registration available online, which begins as early as September. Participants even have the option to register up until the morning of the race in person. Yes, credit cards and cash were accepted for in-person registration on the morning of the event. Morning registration is extremely well organized.
Participants are able to pick-up their race day packets (bib, shirts, etc) a couple of days prior to the race at the Abington YMCA. Notifications will be emailed to you with corresponding times. I found that going after work and picking up my packet was one of easiest experiences.
This is a fun run that offers two distances, 2 mile walk and 5K run. I participated in the 5K run.The start of the race is staggered based off corral pace times. The road course takes participants through beautiful surrounding residential area near the Abington YMCA. There are some rolling hills in the first two miles of this course, however are manageable for all types of participants. The 2 mile walk is a predominantly flat course. Along the course you will see plenty of supporters along the route keeping the energy high. The finish for both distances is Olympic style on the alluring stadium track.
What makes this event so special is how many people from the local community come out to participate in this event every year. This event is a delight, and I am already looking forward to next year.
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Parking- There are ample parking options near the Start/Finish of the race. In addition there are shuttle options if you park Abington Junior High.