Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Wobble Follow-up

Congratulations to the Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department on their 3rd Annual Gobble Wobble.  My family and I had a great time at the event.  And the turnout was impressive.  We arrived after the 5k was about 9:10, but based on the number of people running it appeared to be a huge success.  Everywhere I looked, I saw families out together enjoying what turned out to be a bit of a foggy morning.  The family walk, the 5k race, and the fun run were packed with community members enjoying the event.

The fun run was very exciting for my kids.  Both of my boys wanted to run a little longer, but for the 3 to 5 year old bracket I think the event organizers did a great job choosing the 1/4 track run.  And it was easy for me to send them around the track for extra laps after the other groups finished.  The distance for 6 to 8 year olds was about 1/2 the track, and 9 to 11 year olds ran a full lap.  Except for a small collision with some kids in the 6 to 8 year old group the fun run was full of smiles and laughter. 

Inside the middle school gym, there was a large donation bin for the troops.  I am proud to see so many people contributed to the care packages for our troops and I am equally proud of the local businesses that donated prizes for the raffle.  This is the type of community support from families, businesses, and volunteers that makes me proud to live in the Boroughs.

Then as fast as one of the races, it was all over.  By 10:07 the, donuts were gone, the coffee was dry and the parking lot was clear.  Everyone was either home cooking turkey or heading to the Westborough/Algonquin football game.  Next year maybe I will try to attend the game too, originally I wasn't sure if there would be time, but the Gobble Wobble, for all its fun, was over fast.

Happy Thanksgiving to of all my readers.  I hope you have a somewhat stress free holiday and get some time to relax.

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