Thank You

GW 2015 from the stepsThe beautiful weather on Thanksgiving morning was a big factor in the fantastic turnout for the 28th Annual Gobble Wobble. Total registration was 1445 participants. All three of the loyal turkeys once again finished the race: Kathy Shoaf, Pete Olshavsky and Tony Sunseri have completed all 28 Gobble Wobble races – impressive.

The Shenango Conservancy thanks all race participants and volunteers that help to make the race such a huge success every year.

Congratulations to Barrett Kemp and Gianna Guerino, the first Tom and first Hen across the finish line. The full race results will be posted soon at Smiley Miles website – link below.

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll see you next year!

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Last Minute Details – Race Day Info


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It’s almost time for the race – shirts are in and pre-registration remains open until noon tomorrow. Race day registration opens at 8 AM if you miss the online pre-registration.

Race Day Details:

Location – Buhl Park, Hermitage PA

Race Start Time  9:30 AM

Race day registration fee $15.00

Shirt cost on race day (limited availability)  $15.00

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2015 Race Registration Open

Race reminder postcards have been mailed and the registration site is officially open for the 28th annual Gobble Wobble Race on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, in Buhl Park Hermitage, PA. Be sure to register online before the deadline, Saturday November 21. Race day registration will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 8 AM until 9:15 AM.

Race tee-shirt design will be posted when finalized. Shirts often run out so it’s best to preregister if you want one of the popular annual gobble wobble long sleeve race shirts.

Last year there were over 1,350 race participants! Looking forward to seeing another enthusiastic crowd in Buhl Park on Thanksgiving morning.

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Race Results

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the 27th Annual Gobble Wobble. The official count of finishers was 1,356 this year, what a fantastic showing for the most popular 5K in the Shenango Valley.

Keep checking the Miles of Smiles web page for race results. I will link to our race results within the next day or so. It’s time to make the turkey now!

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Race Day Information

Pre-registration is now closed.

Race day registration begins at 8:00 AM upstairs at the Casino  in the park.
Entry Fee on race day           $15.00
Shirt Price on race day         $15.00

The race begins at 9:30 Thanksgiving morning by the casino at Buhl Park:

Address of Buhl Farm Park:

715 Hazen Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

See you on Thursday morning!

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Artwork for 2014 Shirt

gw blue versionThe shirt artwork has been finalized! The shirt will be a light sky blue, it’s not really clear on this representation. The conservancy is proud to offer another amazing shirt designed by Dennis Lackey. Dennis has designed many popular Gobble Wobble shirts over the years – this is sure to be another crowd pleaser.

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Registration Open for 2014 Gobble Wobble

The reminder post cards have been mailed out and the registration site is officially open for this year’s Gobble Wobble Race on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Be sure to register before the deadline: Saturday, November 22.

Last year 1,144 runners and walkers officially complete the annual Thanksgiving Day 5K event in Buhl Park. The dusting of snow did not discourage the dedicated runners and walkers of the Shenango Valley. Hundreds of spectators lined the park supporting race participants. As usual, there were quite a few runners and walkers who donned festive Thanksgiving attire. Many turkey hats were spotted at the race. There were even several turkeys, Pilgrims and Indians at the park with their running shoes on. Enjoy the photos posted from last year’s race, available on the photo menu at the top of the blog.

Looking forward to seeing another enthusiastic crowd in Buhl Park on Thanksgiving morning.

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2013 Wrap Up

The Shenango Conservancy thanks everyone who supported the 2013 Gobble Wobble. We had a fantastic turn out with 1,142 people crossing the finish line on a very COLD Thanksgiving morning. The results are posted on Smiley Miles site – link on the results tab at the top of our website.

A big Thank You to all the volunteers that helped with the race, beginning with Mike Derrick who designed our online registration site and ending with the many people who braved the cold to assist with race day registration, shirt sales, starting line set up, coffee and popcorn making, distribution of awards and post race clean up.  A special thank you to the staff at Buhl Park and the Buhl Park Rangers for directing traffic on a frigid Thanksgiving morning, our financial sponsor, Greenville Savings Bank, Dean Dairy for the post-race water and orange drink, McGonigles Ambulance Service, Steve’s Teez, and the Evans Garvey, Lackey & Ochs law firm for their administrative support.  This race would not be possible without the efforts of many folks who continue to show up Thanksgiving week to pull everything together.

This year’s race photos are posted on the photos link. Thanks to Bob Malaniak for taking photos throughout the morning. You are sure to enjoy them – hope you can find yourself in a photo!

See you next year.

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Raceday Reminders

Location: Buhl Park

Race Day Registration: 8:00 – 9:15 AM, Buhl Park Casino

Race Start: 9:30 AM

Race Day Results: Smiley Milesclick here to go to 2013 results page

With over 1,300 preregistered and a beautiful snowy Buhl Park, we’re expecting a great kick-off to the holiday! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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2013 Shirt Design



We have been getting requests for a sneak peek at this year’s shirt – pictured is race director, Gary Lackey with this year’s race shirt.  Dennis has been busy working on the shirt, and he’s produced another design that is sure to be a race favorite!

Online registration has been a huge success – over 1,100 folks have registered so far and we still have another week before registration closes. It should be a terrific turn out this year. Thanksgiving morning is always an adventure to the loyal runners who support the Gobble Wobble. See you at Buhl Park!

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