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Bring on the holiday run streak!

The last couple of years I’ve kicked off the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak at the Galloping Gobbler in Fort Wayne, which remains one of my favorite races for its sheer goofiness and holiday cheer. This year we tried the … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: The Galloping Gobbler

By Colleen, age 11 On Thanksgiving me and Mom and Ben ran the Galloping Gobbler. “Oh, it’s so fun!” they said. Well, Mom and Ben are not the most reliable source when choosing “fun” races. It was freezing cold, for one … Continue reading

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Gobbler beats cobbler every day of the year

I’ve been feeling a bit guilty about my refusal to give up the Galloping Gobbler in negotiations over our crammed Thanksgiving schedule. But as I look forward to my third straight year of running the nation’s 19th largest 4-mile race, … Continue reading

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The Zombie Turkey Cemetery Chase

Fort Wayne’s Galloping Gobbler is more an experience than a race. It’s parade and pageantry, all turkey hats and argyle socks and guys running in their jammies. You just laugh when the gun goes off and it takes you three minutes … Continue reading

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A fun (and healthy) new Thanksgiving tradition

The Galloping Gobbler is like Fort Wayne’s version of the Macy’s Day Parade. There aren’t any floats, but there are plenty of costumes, pageantry and festive holiday spirit. And anyone — walkers and runners alike — can participate in the … Continue reading

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