|Runners gather at the Marietta Square in Marietta, Ga., to celebrate completing |
the 12th annual Gobble Jog, hosted by the MUST Ministries, on Thanksgiving Day.
The month of November in the U.S., is known for celebrating Thanksgiving with friends and family. However, for many who live in Georgia and bordering states, Thanksgiving means more than feasting on turkey.
The Gobble Jog is the seventh largest Thanksgiving Day race in the U.S. and consists of five races: a 10K, both timed and untimed 5Ks, a 1K and a Tot Trot around Marietta's Square.
The MUST Ministries, the beneficiary of the Gobble Jog, is a nonprofit organization that donates food, shelter and clothing, as well as employment services, to people in need. According to Kaye Cagle, MUST Ministries' director of marketing and public relations, MUST serves over 31,000 people a year.
|(Left to right) 5K runners Elaine Farmer and her daughter, Kaylin Farmer, along with |
Shelby Floyd and her mother, Lynn Gordon, run during the Gobble Jog to help those in need.
Lynn Gordon, along with her sister and their children, participated in the untimed 5K race on Thanksgiving Day.
"We can walk off the turkey, dressing and desserts," Gordon said. "We're doing something together for a good cause, A girl's day out."
Sydney Hembree reports on the excitement surrounding the event. For that story, click here.