About the Give n' Gobble
Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Rolls with real butter, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake, Chocolate Pie, etc. Is it any wonder that the average American consumes 7100 calories on Thanksgiving? Thankfully you can offset some of those calories by participating in Sherwood's annual Give n' Gobble 5K run/walk and 10K run on Thanksgiving at 9am @ the Sherwood High School stadium.
Founded by Cindy Aggson with the Carpe Viam Marketing Group in 2007, the purpose of this event, besides being a great way to rev up your metabolism, is to raise money for Helping Hands, a local food bank affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank. This hugely successful annual event has raised nearly $300,000 and truckloads of food and for Helping Hands, a local food bank associated with the Oregon Food Bank. This single event funds Helping Hands' annual expenses, enabling them to provide hundreds of needy families with not only canned food and other nonperishable items, but also dairy products, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It also funds the backpack program, which provides backpacks full of nutritious foods to children for them to take home over the weekend, to help make sure no child has to go to be hungry.
This heart-warming event has become a Thanksgiving holiday tradition, drawing runners and walkers of all ages who want to start the day doing something fun & healthy with their family & neighbors while also helping those less fortunate!
TOP 10 REASONS
...you should do the Give n' Gobble
#10. This may be your only break from the in-laws all day.
#9. Basting? What's basting?
#8. You are determined not to wear your Stretchy Pants this year.
#7. Best excuse you could come up with to get out of kitchen duty.
#6. It could burn enough calories to cover at least the mashed potatoes & gravy.
#5. You know you won't be doing anything physical after your ryptophan-induced Thanksgiving coma.
#4. Reduces the guilt of the 7,100 calories most people consume on Thanksgiving.
#3. If you run fast enough you can still make the 9:30 am NFL kick off.
#2. Nothing says I'm a true Oregonian like a November run in the rain.
#1. Because it's fun... and a good thing to do!