Registration for the 2017 Wattle is NOW OPEN. Early sign up Discount expires on Saturday, Midnight, September 23, 2017.

The Main Event 9:00am Start Time

Thank you for showing an interest in Grove City’s 6th Annual Thanksgiving Morning Run, the 2017 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 evening, November 19th through Thursday morning, November 23rd at AMC T heatres 14, 4218 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City, Ohio.
  • Sunday, November 19th through Wednesday, November 22nd evenings will be from 6-8pm.
  • Thursday morning, November 23rd, Thanksgiving will be from 7-8am. There will be race day registration also. Cash Only. $40/entry
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 $5 discounts for ages 13 and under and ages 60 to 69. For Age 70 and older, there will be a $10 discount. (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, 2017 or once entry field reaches 200, whichever comes first.
Turkey Leg 100 9:05am Start Time; $15; For Disabled Athletes and their Aides; No Age restrictions

This will be an adaptive event for area athletes who are disabled and unable to participate in the Wattle 5K or the Primrose Children’s Run. This Event will be held immediately following the start of the 9:00AM Wattle 5K and as soon as the last walkers pass the 100 yard mark, west of the Start/Finish Line Arch. Turkey Leg 100 Participants (and their aides) will line up 100 yards from the Finish Line. We will have a countdown Start. Athletes will then begin their trek toward the Finish Line 100 yards away. We ask that anyone participating be able to accomplish 100 yards. Lead Runners from the 5K will be returning to the Finish Line Area at approximately 9:15am.

On Line Entry cost is $15. This covers the normal 5K Swag: a Long Sleeve T Shirt, a race ID Bib (no chip), a Medal, a Pumpkin Pie, and Finish Line Area refreshments. An aide can also jointly participate; receive the same swag by signing themselves up for the Turkey Leg 100 at the same $15 cost. If they do not desire the swag, but wish to support their entrant, then they can just participate for free. In that case, they needn’t sign themselves up. We just ask that they decline from taking a pie or medal at the Finish Line.

Event week pre-registration and packet pick up (i.e. long sleeve shirts, bibs, goodie bag, etc.) will be held at AMC Theatres14 on 4218 Buckeye Parkway, Grove City, Ohio. It will be held on evenings, 6-8pm Sunday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Theatre Lobby.

If you have any questions, please email Event Director Mark Sigrist at

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Two Ways To Register

On-line registration by clicking this button

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Manually, download PDF form, fill out, sign and mail check and form to : Phoenix Events LLC, 5826 Birch Bark Court,Grove City, OH 43123

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