Registration for the 2019 Wattle is NOW OPEN. There are price increases that occur as follows:

Thanksgiving Morning Event Start Times:

Thank you for showing an interest in Grove City’s 7th Annual Thanksgiving Wattle. There are a variety of healthy options for you to begin your November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday morning. 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 $25,000 for the Grove City Food Pantry.

The Main Event 9:00am Start Time

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 28, 2019 or once entry field reaches 200, whichever comes first.
12 Mile Controlled Bike Ride/ Slow Rotisserie Roll

12 Mile Bicycle Ride Around Grove City. Controlled Group Ride with Police Bike Support. Start to be approximately 12 minutes earlier than Wattle 5K. Finish is to be near end of Wattle so as to minimize interference with Wattle walkers.

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

Register for Rotisserie Roll Wattle 12 mile Route

Turkey Leg 100 8:40 am 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 at 8:40AM, prior to the start of the Wattle 5K. 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.

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 - TBD

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

Sign up for Turkey Leg 100 Yard

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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