Gobble Wobble

Event Date: 
Turkey Day

Milwaukee's Great Thanksgiving Day run.  Join us for a fun filled 5K on turkey day either local or virtual.  The average American consumes 4,500 calories on turkey day.  We can help you burn off some of those calories before your tryptophan induced nap.  Here is a simple calculator to determine how much time you need to run to burn off 4,500 calories.

Two Locations

Milwaukee | Oconomowoc

Date 5K
Virtual $20.00
Through August $25.00
September - October $30.00
November 1 - 15 $32.50
November 16 - 22 $35.00
Race Day $40.00
Kiddos Race Free

Opt out of a shirt and save $5.00.

The Kiddo's K

Bring the kiddo's out for a fun 1K .  It's free if a parent is running.  

Virtual Run

Can't make The First Call?  No worries.  Register for the Virtual run and we will send you a shirt and finishers medal.  Once you run your own run, send us the results.

The Gobble Wobble is part of the Wisconsin Chilly Willy Run Series & presented by Fleet Feet Brookfield.



The Great Milwaukee Turkey Day Run / Walk starts at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. The starting line is in the middle of the gardens and follows Whitnall Park Dr though Whitnall Park.  Runners make a turn before the Whitnall Park Golf course and then head back to the Boerner Botanical Gardens for a grand finish.  This road course has winding curves and minor rolling hills.  Great for a late year PR or a casual walk if you wish.  Course Map


This might be the flatest course in Wisconsin.  The course starts downtown Oconomowoc at 867 feet for an out and back. At the turn, the elevation is 20 feet higher. Make the turn and it's all "downhill" from there.  Course Map 

 Did we mention the 4,500 calories the average American puts down at Thanksgiving?


Packet Pickup & Registration 8:00 
Kiddos 1K 8:45
Race starts 9:00
Awards 10:00


Overall Male & Female.

Top 3 male & female finishers in 5 year age groups will receive a custom medal.

Average Joe & Jane Awards

2016 Results | Photos
2015 Results


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC.

Aid Station: 

There is one aid station on the course.


Everyone who is registered by noon Friday November ___ will be guaranteed a custom Gobble Wobble shirt.  After that, we cannot guarantee shirts and they will only be available while on line supplies last. Shirts are unisex cotton.

Packet Pickup: 

Wednesday November 22
Time Noon - 5
Fleet Feet Brookfield
17550 B-1 W. Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

Packet Pickup FAQ
Can I pick up another persons packet?  Yep
Do I need an ID? Nope
Can I register at packet pickup? Yep



Parking is available at the Boerner Botanical Gardens but is limited to 300 cars so please consider car pooling.  Enter off of 92nd street only. All other roads will be closed.  If the lot is full, you can park at the Whitnall Park Golf Course lot. Enter off of 92nd street.  Parking Map


Parking is available at the start / finish line.


We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance.  All volunteers can run a future race at no charge.

Register to volunteer HERE.

Weather / Refund Policy: 

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event.  If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds. Silver Circle Sports Events has a NO REFUND policy.


This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC owned, produced, timed & managed event.  Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE.