Presented by the Patriots' Run Club, the Gobbler Grind is held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year. Along with the Marathon, there is a Half Marathon and 5K for runners and walkers of all abilities.
The Gobbler Grind started as a long run among friends who needed to run off their Thanksgiving feast. After a few years as a fun run, we decided to turn it into a "Real Race" in 1997 and drew 169 participants. In 2012 there were 1600 runners in the various races.
A portion of the proceeds are donated to The Salvation Army in Olathe to help them continue the good work they do in our community.