The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a U.S. Track & Field certified five kilometer race that winds through historic downtown Charleston and out to the peninsula. Marked by beautiful scenery and historic landmarks, the majority of the course is flat – descending slightly in the first half of the race to the peninsula and then rising on the return route.
The race starts at Marion Square in historic downtown Charleston – at the intersection of Meeting and Calhoun Streets.
NO STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE! However we are offering a Pull Behind Wagon option available when you register online.
Heading south on Meeting Street, runners pass Citadel Square Baptish Church, Historic Market, Gibbes Museum of Art, The Mills House Hotel and Fireproof Building. Runners reach the “Four Corners of Law” at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets, named because Charleston City Hall, Federal Courthouse and Post Office, County Courthouse (formerly the South Carolina statehouse) and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church adorn its corners. Before turning left onto South Battery, registrants will get their fill of authentic historic homes, including Calhoun Mansion.
After skirting White Point Gardens, the course turns right onto Murray Blvd. and to the west, passing Fort Sumter House and turning back onto South Battery before making a left on King Street.
King Street offers more of Charleston’s southern charm, including the Miles Brewton House and the William Aiken House as well as numerous antique shops and boutiques in the heart of the business district. The Finish Line is located on the west side of Marion Square, in front of Francis Marion Hotel.