Registration for the 2016 Wattle is NOW OPEN. Early sign up Discount expires on Saturday, Midnight, September 24th, 2016.Price increase from $30 to $32 through October 30th. After October 30th, price will increase to $35.

The Main Event 9:00am Start Time

Thank you for showing an interest in Grove City’s 5th Annual Thanksgiving Morning Run, the 2016 Thanksgiving Wattle. The 5K Event starts at 9:00am. We intend to offer an event that will not only promote life, health, and local charities, but one that will grow year after year and be valued and expected by the community. We hope to provide features that will appeal to a large demographic audience that values outdoor exercise and health, no matter how November cold it is.

We are targeting to raise over $12000 for our designated Charities.

Event Week Packet Pick Up/Pre-Registration:
  • Packet Pick Up and Event Week Registration starts on Sunday, November 20th from 6-8pm at AMC Theatres 14, 4218 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City, Ohio
  • Monday through Wednesday, November 21- 23 evenings at AMC Theatres, 6-8pm
  • Finally, there will be packet pick up and same day registration at AMC Theatre 14, on Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Morning, 7-8am
Times subject to change as Event draws near.
5K Run/Walk 9:00am Start Time : Entry Fee includes Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Finisher Medallion to first 2000 sign ups who finish, Chip Time Service, Race Bib, Start/Finish Music, On Course Music, Police protected streets, Pumpkin Pies to top Male and Female Finishers and more. There will be a $5.00 Discount per entrant for group entries (one time transaction) of 4 or more. There are also age discounts for Age 13 and under and Age 60 and older. (This is the best Family Value in Central Ohio for Thanksgiving Morning.)
700 Yard Primrose Children’s Run For the Pantry 8:30am Start Time: $15.00; Age 10& Under: All Children chase a mascot (or two), receive a T-shirt, Cookie, Juice, Happy Meal coupon, and a medal. 100% of Primrose Children’s Run Proceeds will benefit the Grove City Food Pantry. Entry deadline will be November 18, 2016 or once entry field reaches 200, whichever comes first.
Two Ways To Register

On-line registration by clicking this button

Register Online

Manually, download PDF form, fill out, sign and mail check and form to : Phoenix Events, LLC 1180 Regency Drive Columbus, OH 43220

Download 5K Run/Walk Download Children's Run

Dog News!
Registered 5K Runners or Walkers can run or walk with their family dog in our Thanksgiving Wattle. All dogs of course need to be leashed and we certainly ask that you consider lining up in the back and bring appropriate dog pick up tools. Be careful not to injure yourself, others, or your dog as the course will be congested at times.

We know how important it is for dogs to stay healthy. Please email us in advance at if you will be running/walking with your dog in our Thanksgiving Day Wattle. For more information on The Grove City Veterinary Hospital please check out their website at