Galloping Gobbler


OVERALL 2021 Results

AGE GROUP 2021 Results


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2023 Race date is Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023.  ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE.

Thanksgiving Day

The Galloping Gobbler has become Fort Wayne’s new family tradition for Thanksgiving. Folks visiting from across the country have made room for the turkey and trimmings by running the four mile Galloping Gobbler course. The four miler will start at the Hutzell Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Saint Francis and then take you through Fort Wayne’s historic Lindenwood Cemetery before finishing back at campus.

The RACE IS LIVE.  Let’s truly give thanks for being shepherded through this past year.  It is time to celebrate together.

Runners have enjoyed music, posing with a chip timing, and the camaraderie of over 2100 runners, friends and family over the years.  We have been looking forward to having a TRUE THANKSGIVING in 2023 when we can all be together again.

Know that we have worked hard to have a safe, in-person event.

Join us, your family and friends for the 2023 event when we will have a really special day of Thanksgiving.  Blessings for you and your family.

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View Course Map HERE.

View the 4-mile course and elevations here:

4 Mile Course Map Here      4 Mile Course Elevation Profile Here

2019 Overall Results

2019 Age Group Results

2018 Overall Results

2018 Age Group Results

Results may also be viewed on eRunner Timing – our timing services provider:

2019 4 Mile Overall      2019 4 Mile Age Group

2018 4 Mile Overall       2018 4 Mile Age Group

PACKET PICK-UP: ( The following is packet information for the live event.  Packet pick up for the Galloping Gobbler will be Wednesday from approximately 5:45 to 7:45 PM at the Hutzell Athletic Center on the USF campus off Leesburg Road south of Spring Street. Packets may also be picked up on race morning starting at approximately 7:10 AM.

PARKING: Parking is at a premium with the large crowd. We would recommend you use the North Campus lot off Spring Street (the largest lot is BEHIND the building) or the lots near Spring Street and Lindenwood Avenue. It is a short walk across campus to Hutzell and one gets to see the restored Bass Mansion up close.  You may view a map of the campus here.

Awards are unique art glass engraved trophies given out race morning for Overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd Mens and Womens Overall.  Also, Mens and Womens Masters and GrandMasters.  1st, 2nd and 3rd age group medals.


Liz Schloss on 11/22/2018

A Thanksgiving tradition that I love and treasure. Great course, great people, great time.

Elizabeth Smith on 11/22/2018

Great run experience for a new runner! Well organized, interesting route, lots of fun!

David Kelly on 11/26/2010

Great event! Well managed, no hassle venue with 2,000 participants. Fast course in the prettiest cemetery ever. Hilly and interesting with a happy family and friends atmosphere. Run or walk at any pace. Train to win or push the stroller. Everyone gets home by 10am to enjoy Thanksgiving. Perfect! See you next year.

Melissa Walda on 11/25/2009

Fun start to Thanksgiving for runners or walkers. Very family friendly!

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