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Gobble on the Green

by Ann Self

Gobble on the Green, the 5K Race and One-Mile Fun Run starting at the Village Green in Cashiers, is slated for Thanksgiving morning. It’s a great way to earn your Thanksgiving feast.

The turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time…so many reasons to love Thanksgiving! 

Did we mention pie? 

Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to during the holiday. This will be the second year The Village Green’s Annual 5K Trot and one-mile Kids Fun Run, Gobble On the Green.  The Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 A.M., with the Fun Run starting at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, November 28, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in beautiful Cashiers.

Early bird registration for Gobble On the Green 5K is $25, including a race T-shirt through November 18.  Late registration, including race day, is $30 with a T-shirt while supplies last.  The One-Mile Fun Run is free for children ages 5-10. Fun Run youth need to register online or on Race Day and T-shirts may be purchased separately. Pre-race packet pick up will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 27, at The Village Green Commons.

Last year was the first Gobble On the Green 5K with more than 500 participants from 27 states. Hayden Troy of Minneapolis was the first to cross the Finish Line and overall men’s winner. Carter Monroe of Atlanta was the overall women’s winner.

The “Spice Girls” – Kayla Lance, Rosemary Lance and Rachel Pruitt – won the award for the Most Creative Costume. Cream and Flutter will provide pies again this year to the top finishers and costume winners.

“The Village Green endeavors to enhance community life with events that make living and visiting Cashiers so special,” says Ann Self, Executive Director of The Village Green. “Gobble On the Green has become another holiday custom for residents and visitors to the area to enjoy.”

Make plans now to Gobble On the Green before your feast and do the Turkey Day wobble!

The Village Green is a privately-conserved beautiful, free public space for everyone to enjoy. Visit The Village Green website at villagegreencashiersnc.com for a full calendar of events. For additional information or to make a donation to The Village Green, call (828) 743-3434 or email info@villagegreencashiersnc.com.

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