Registration (9)

Can I participate without registering?

All walkers, except children 5 and under who do not want a t-shirt, must register and wear their walker/runners’ number, also called a runners’ bib, to participate.

When can walkers/runners pick up their packets?

Day Before Thanksgiving
10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Coolidge Park Pavilion

Thanksgiving Day
6:30 am – 8:00 am
Coolidge Park Pavilion

Do the walker/runner shirts have long sleeves or short sleeves?

The participant shirts are long sleeved.

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Event (11)

How early should I arrive at Coolidge Park on Thanksgiving morning?

COME EARLY! Traffic and parking will be time consuming.

Packet pick-up and walk-up registration opens at 6:30 am. The stage festivities starts at 7:00 am and the walk starts at 8:00 am.

How long is the route?

The Grateful Gobbler Walk is a 5K.

Will there be restrooms available on the day of the event?

Restrooms are available within Coolidge Park. (Pets are not allowed in the park.)

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Volunteer (2)

How do I get my volunteer slip signed for school?

Meet up with the committee member that recruited you and they will sign it or you can get it signed at the volunteer check in station inside the pavilion at Coolidge Park.

I am a volunteer. Where will volunteer check-in be on the day of the event?

Volunteer check-in will be in the pavilion at Coolidge Park. You are also welcome to pick up your volunteer packet the day before the event from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm at Coolidge Park.

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Teams (3)

How do I register as a team?

Just click on the registration button to start the registration process.
Choose Team.
Create a Team.
Type your new team name.
Then continue the registration process.
Lastly, share your team name with family and friends!

Will there be any awards for teams with the most registered walkers?

YES! The top 3 teams with the most registered walkers will win an award designed by Hart Gallery. The contest deadline for teams is Thanksgiving Day at 7:00 am.

Do you have any fun team names to share?

Sure thing. Below is a list of team name ideas you are welcome to use. Feel free to get creative and come up with your own, too.

  • Angry Birds
  • Butterballs
  • Flying Turkey Legs
  • Hens Walkin’
  • Golden Gobblers (could use a color instead of Golden)
  • Hot Gobblers
  • Hot Hens
  • Hot Stuffin’
  • Mama Birds
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Pour Some Gravy on Me
  • Ruffled Feathers
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turkeys
  • The Gizzards
  • Turkey Basters
  • Turkeys in Training
  • Twisted Turkeys
  • Walk This Way
  • Will Run (or Walk) for Turkey
  • Wobble Baby Wobble
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Spread the Word (2)

My church and school want to include info about the walk to our newsletter. What information should they include?

Just copy and paste the info below into your next newsletter or email blast…

The 19th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk will take place once again on Thanksgiving morning. Walkers will gather at Coolidge Park for festivities before the 8:00 a.m. start. 100% of the proceeds of the walk will benefit the new Maclellan Shelter for Families located on site at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street in Chattanooga. The Shelter for Homeless Families features 13 units with 68 beds for families experiencing homelessness and provides a stable environment for families to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions.

What: 19th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk
When: Thanksgiving Day @ 8 AM
Where: Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN
Why: To build community support and provide funding for the Maclellan Shelter for Families
How: www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org
Cost: $30 for Individuals 13+, $15 for Juniors 12 and under, $20 for Sleepwalkers and Virtual Walkers

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Sponsors (2)

How can my company become a sponsor?

Please share a link to the sponsor page with the decision maker in your company (www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org/sponsors). There are many levels to choose from and lots of exciting benefits. However you or your company choose to participate, we know that sponsors will enjoy increased name recognition and goodwill in the Chattanooga community. Let us know if you have any questions.

What is the sponsorship deadline?

The deadline for sponsors to get their name on the back of the event t-shirts is November 11th. The rest of the benefits are still available to sponsors who register after the deadline.

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