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Frequently Asked Questions

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2023 Give n’ Gobble has ended. Thank you to everyone who joined us this year! Check back in 2024 for more information on the next event.

Yes, the registration fees* vary for each event. Please see 2023 prices:

*This table is from the 2023 Give n’ Gobble. Prices may change for 2024.

Yes, the event is chip timed with a service that includes a disposable chip attached to your bib.

No. There is no additional charge.

The first 1,500 participants who donate a bag of non-perishable food to the food bank will receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts may also be purchased for $10. Supplies & sizes are limited.

No, with this event FREE shirts are offered as an incentive to donate food for registered participants. We expect to have enough, but they will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

No, unfortunately because this is a holiday and we want to get our volunteers home to enjoy their Thanksgiving Day meal we need to have a cut-off time, all participants need to be back in by 11 am.

Sadly no, as much as we love dogs due to the Sherwood Middle School and City policies we are not allowed to permit dogs or other pets to participate in the event.

No, for the safety of others, rollerblades, Heelies, roller skates, scooters and bicycles are not allowed.

No, due to the large size of the event we are unable to offer a bag check area. We recommend leaving extra items locked in your car.

There are 2 pick-up options for the event. A week prior and the morning of. Please check back in 2024 for updated dates/times.

Yes. The person picking up the packet(s) will need the participant’s name and permission.

 No. The disposable timing chip will be on the front of your race bib.

Yes, we have paramedics, radio operators and police officers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer or an officer for help. We also have water stops located on the course.

Absolutely. We ask strollers to line up at the back of the pack. Don’t forget to register your child so they can have an official number, for great family photo opportunity!

*Please keep strollers to the right side to allow other participants to pass if necessary. 

Yes, we have many sponsors who will be providing water, bananas, muffins, and many other snacks/drinks for our participants at no charge.

This is a “Rain or Shine event.” No matter the weather, the Give n’ Gobble will go on!

Proceeds and food donations from the Give n’ Gobble Run/Walk & Food Drive benefit the Helping Hands Food Bank, which is affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank.

There is plenty of parking available at the Sherwood Middle School near the track and backup parking in front of the school. Please try to use these two parking lots, so the surrounding homes still have parking for their out-of-town guests.

Both runs start at the same time – 9:05am, please line up by 8:45 with faster runners toward the front and walkers/strollers toward the back. The 5k Walk starts at 9:00am.

In past years we have offered medals and found that nobody wanted to stick around on Thanksgiving for an awards ceremony to get their medal so the decision was made to save the expense and upgrade to chip timing and other event upgrades instead. 

The Family Package is a special discounted price designed to encourage immediate families to participate together and foster a new love of running for children. It is intended for two parents and up to three children in the same household.

Yes! We always welcome volunteers and many of the positions we have are for tasks right before or after the event. Each volunteer receives a free t-shirt. Each year about 150 volunteers help us with registration, food collection & sorting, sponsorship acquisitions, silent auction donations, course set-up/tear-down and course management. 

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