HISTORY OF THE RACE
Perhaps the Knights of Columbus is best known locally for its sponsorship of the annual Turkey Day Run. This race celebrated 100 years of great racing last year in 2014!! It was first sponsored by Council No. 704 in 1914. This race has undergone various format changes throughout its history. The race was, at one time, run from Charleston to Summerville. It was later changed to a relay race. In 1950, its format was modified to be a competitive relay race among local high school track teams. These three mile, six man, relay races were held at the Battery and at Stoney Field, until they were discontinued following the 1972 race.
In 1978, Council 704 reinvented the race in its current form which encompasses a 3.1 mile run and walk - the Gobble Wobble. It is a competitive race open to all serious and family-oriented participants. The event annually attracts over 8,000 participants from 35 states, Canada and Mexico who run and/or walk. It is truly established as a premiere running 5K event in South Carolina.
The Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble received an award from the Charleston Metro Sports Council in February 2008. The race is recognized for being a Lowcountry Thanksgiving tradition for the past 30 years.