FGCU will be hosting its fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Gobbler 5k to benefit the FGCU men’s and women’s cross country teams.
The Gobbler 5k will include a one mile Fun Run and a Tot Trot, which will all begin outside of Alico Arena.
The 5k will begin 7:30 a.m., followed by the Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. then the Tot Trot at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the top-10 male and female 5k finishers, and the first 600 participants will receive a t-shirt.
Runners can register to participate at TheGobbler5k.com where they can sign up for the 5k, which is $25, the Fun Run for $10 or the Tot Trot, which is free. FGCU requests that checks are made payable to FGCU Athletics / Cross Country.
This season, the FGCU women’s cross country team earned its highest ranking in program history, with a No. 12 spot in the USTFCCCA poll earlier this month. The women’s team ran a program-best 13th-place finish while the men finished 18th at the NCAA South Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 13.