Physical Therapist at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH), Kate Anderson is organizing the 2nd Thanksgiving morning 5K walk run event in Weston. The event has been named a Gobble Gallop and will wind through Weston’s downtown, starting at the Weston Fire Department at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.
This event is part of the effort to encourage health and wellness in the area. SJMH has collaborated with several local organizations to have at least one walk run a month. The Hospital started its effort 13 years ago when working with the City of Weston and Saint Patrick School in the first Weston 5K Walk/Run was created in 2008. The annual April event draws between 100 and 200 participants.
Other participating organizations include the, the 4-H Leaders Clover Run, Ireland’s Irish Spring Run, the Relay for Life’s Cancer Walk Run at WVU Jackson’s Mill in September. In December, a Cookie and Cocoa Run to be held in the back track at SJMH.
The cost for the Gobbler Gallop is $20. Race day registration will be available beginning at 8:00 am, but pre-register by November 14 to guarantee a T-shirt. Racers can register at Webscorer – Race ID# 166780.