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2012 Marathon Sports Gobble Gobble Gobble 4 Miler

The Gobble has sold out again as of 11/10/12 at 6pm. 2800 is the limit and no additional entries will be accepted. No day of race entries and no walk in entries at Marathon Sports. Please try again - earlier ! - in 2013.

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    No surprise fees - what you see is what you pay.
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    This event has already taken place and registration ended on November 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM.

    One of the Top 100 New England Races 2003-2011:  Nine straight years chosen by New England Runner. Race has sold out 7 years in a row - last year 3 weeks before race day! 

    • Chip timing by Bay State Race Services!
    • T-shirts increased to first 2200 entries only


    • No service charges - $28 includes all fees
    • Prize Money has been eliminated
    • Age group award medals have been eliminated

     Course: Fast and mostly flat, arrows at all turns, mile-markers. 4 miles. USATF Certified #MA10029JK. Click here to see the Course Map.

    Registration & Check-in: 7:30 to 8:30AM in Davis Square at the Harvard Vanguard parking garage on the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road - right by the start. (Wheelchairs must pre-register by Friday, November 12th to ensure safety precaution with local police.)

    *** Early Number Pick Up IS BACK:. Early number pick up available at Marathon Sports in Cambridge. Early pick up will be open during normal store hours on Saturday 11/17 - Wednesday 11/21. More details to follow via email.

    Results: Full race results published on

    Prize Money: Please note prize money was eliminated as of 2011 & beyond

    Award categories for runners:  age group medals were eliminated as of 2011 & beyond

    *** No awards ceremony on race day. In deference to family holiday, and limited capacity in the Burren, we no longer hold an awards ceremony.

    T-shirts: Long Sleeve T-shirts to the first 2200 entries only!!

    Post Race: Festivities afterwards at the Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville (right by the finish line).

    For more information OR to volunteer for this event please contact: Bill Bryant at

    Directions: From Mass Pike (I-90) exit I-95/Rte 128 north to Rte 2. Exit Rte. 2 east to Rte 16. Left on Rte 16 at traffic lights. Go to second set of traffic lights on Rte 16, take a right on Broadway (supermarket on far right corner). Go 2 sets of lights, bear right on Holland Street (Rudy's Cafe - Mexican restaurant on right). Go approximately 1/4 of a mile, Harvard Vanguard is on the right. (see Google Maps)
    Take the T! We are located at the Davis Square stop on the Red Line. We offer baggage-checking during the race.


    Project Soup: New England's first free supper program, opened in 1969. Several years ago, Somerville Homeless Coalition agreed to provide a home for this long-standing community program, recognizing its work to combat hunger was integral to our mission. Project Soup serves nearly 70 people a day. Its community supper program offers meals several times a week at different Somerville churches. It also operates food pantries in three city locations; a meal-delivery service for the elderly, disabled, and those living with AIDS; a dollar-a-bag program of fresh fruits and vegetables; and nutrition classes and outreach.

    Somerville Track PAC: Provides college scholarships for Somerville High School students. This volunteer organization is made up of teachers, city officials, Track Team members, families, and coaches.