The 20th Annual Grateful Gobbler 5K Walk/Run will take place once again on Thanksgiving morning. Walkers will gather at Coolidge Park for festivities before the 8:00 a.m. start. The event is especially exciting this year as 100% of the proceeds of the walk will benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families, an emergency homeless shelter located on site at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street in Chattanooga. The Shelter features 13 units with 68 beds for families experiencing homelessness. The Shelter provides a stable environment for families to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions. From now through the month of November, Grateful Gobbler volunteers will be present throughout the community seeking your support for the Shelter. Please consider taking a moment today to find a way you can be involved. 100% of all registration fees, sponsorships, and donations to the Grateful Gobbler will directly benefit homeless families, guaranteed!

General Event Info

You can also register in person Thanksgiving morning from 6:30-8:00 am.

What: 20th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk/Run

When: Thanksgiving Day @ 8 AM

Where: Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN

Why: To build community support and provide funding for the Maclellan Shelter for Families

Cost: $30 for Individuals 13+
$15 for Juniors 12 and Under
$20 for Sleepwalkers and Virtual Walkers

Packet Pickup
Chattanooga Housing Authority
Saturday, November 23rd
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Coolidge Park in the Pavilion
Day Before Thanksgiving - 10:30 am to 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving Morning - Doors open at 6:00 am

Getting to the Event

Coolidge Park lies on the banks of the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga located at 150 River Street.

Directions: Take I-24 to 27 N to the Manufacturers Rd. exit. Take a right off of the exit ramp and continue on Manufacturers Rd. until it intersects Cherokee Blvd. Take a right on Cherokee Blvd. and proceed for .5 mile to turn right onto Tremont St.

Arrive Early!

The stage festivities and announcements start at 7:00 am and the walk will start promptly at 8:00 am. Runners will be released first and then walkers will start the route.

A percentage from every meal will support homeless families served by The Maclellan Shelter for Families. This year proceeds will be raised to not only ensure that families have a temporary home as they seek permanent housing  but also to ensure that every family has access to transportation and childcare as they search for employment opportunities.

September 20th @ Chicken with Bones
6277 Lee Highway, #119

October 20th @ The Monen Family Restaurants
HiFi Clyde’s Chattanooga, 122 W. Main Street
Community Pie, 850 Market Street
Milk & Honey, 135 N. Market Street
Taco Mamacita, 109 N. Market Street
Urban Stack, 12 W. 13th Street

November 20th @ Taqueria Jalisco – ANIA
1639 Rossville Avenue