Registration Open For 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk

100% Of Proceeds Benefit Maclellan Shelter For Families

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk

Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk. The family friendly 5K walk, run, and stroll will take place on Thanksgiving morning--Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8 a.m. 

One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Walk will benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families. This emergency shelter features 13 units with 64 beds and is the first of its kind in Chattanooga, as it provides a stable environment for an intact family to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions.  Since its opening in 2014, 200 families, comprising of more than 500 men, women, and children, have benefited from the programs including meals, case management, and job training provided by the shelter. Other emergency shelters in Chattanooga have gender restrictions that result in most intact families being separated.  As a result, fathers with young daughters are unable to be sheltered with their daughters and mothers with young sons must be separated, sometimes those as young as six years old. 

"Kick off Thanksgiving morning by participating in the Grateful Gobbler Walk,” said Betsy McCright, longtime volunteer, and co-race director of the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk. “The event will begin promptly at 8 a.m.….giving everyone an opportunity to be home by 10 a.m. to place the finishing touches on their Thanksgiving meal.” 

The cost to participate is $25 for walkers/runners 13 year and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. If you’re planning to travel out of town for the holiday or would rather sleep in our your day off, no worries, you can either register as a Virtual Walker or a Sleep Walker for $15. Teams and individuals can register to walk, volunteer and/or donate at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org  
 

Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk

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