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Gabby Gobble 5K Run/Walk set Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 in Lewes

November 19, 2017

Heading to the Delaware beaches for Thanksgiving and looking for a new twist on family traditions? Come out for the Fourth Annual Gabby Gobble 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23, at Irish Eyes Pub in Lewes. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Event proceeds will go to the Get Well Gabby Foundation.

Last year, the Gabby Gobble 5K welcomed over 1,200 participants and their families. This event is made possible by Carolynn and John Vogel from The Get Well Gabby Foundation; Races2Run; Tom and Charlene Jones of Irish Eyes in Lewes; Gold Sponsors: Jeanine O'Donnell - State Farm Agent, Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Big Fish Restaurant Group, Veirs Bouloucon Home Group, Santora CPA, The Law Office of Susan Weidman; Silver Sponsors: Dagsboro Paint and Wallpaper, Coastal Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Johnson Orthodontics; Bronze Sponsor: Beacon Pediatrics. Supporter: NKS Distributors. The course is USATF certified with chip timing. Preregistered entrants receive a long-sleeved T-shirt and sponsors goodie bag. Parking is available at Irish Eyes and behind the Dairy Queen at the end of Savannah Road.

Awards go to top fundraiser, largest team, best-dressed team, top male and female runners, and top male and female masters. Medals will be given to the top three male and female finishers in 10-year age categories 9 and under to 70 and over. Race participants are encouraged to wear festive costumes and enjoy Turkey Day. There will also be many raffle prizes with all proceeds going to the Get Well Gabby Foundation.

Preregistration is available online at getwellgabby.org or Get Well Gabby Foundation on Facebook for $30 until noon, Monday, Nov. 20. Packet pickup and late registration for $35 is from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Registration is also available the day of the event. Additional donations are accepted at the race or online at getwellgabby.org. Get Well Gabby is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

The Get Well Gabby Foundation was formed in February 2012 in memory of Gabriella Vogel, who passed away from Diffuse Intra Pontine Glioma on Sept. 11, 2011. Her parents, John and Carolynn Vogel, wanted to continue to help other children with cancer get well in their daughter's memory. The Gabby Gobble is just one of many fundraisers the foundation holds to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer. Gabby's family resides in the Bethany Beach area. To learn more, go to getwellgabby.org.