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Appalachian and Community Together Hosts Gobbler 5K Race Nov. 15 to Benefit Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Nov. 13, 2014. If you haven’t yet signed up to participate in the Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT)  annual Gobbler 5K race, it is not too late! Pre-registration for the event will be open until 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. After that, hopeful participants will have to register the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

Shown is the route for the Gobbler 5K race. Click to enlarge.

The fourth annual Gobbler 5K will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, starting at 8 a.m. The race will begin at Duck Pond Field on Stadium Drive on the campus of Appalachian State University.

Registration is available both online or in person, and cost is $16 online here, or $15 at the ACT office, located on the first floor of the Plemmons Student Union. Registration for the day of the race is $20.

All proceeds from The Gobbler are donated to the Leigh Lane Edwards Scholarship Fund and the Hunger and Health Coalition. The scholarship benefits international service learning experiences.

Leigh Lane was an incredible ASU student who certainly left her mark on campus before suddenly passing away during her junior year at ASU in 2005. She was very active in many organizations on campus and had a particular interest in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week which happens the week before Thanksgiving every November.  The Gobbler, which will be on November 15, will kick-off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Gobbler and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week will combine two of Leigh Lane’s great passions: international service and advocating for those without shelter or food in our area.

The money raised

After the race comes the best part for many participants, the cobbler! That’s right, when you run the Gobbler, you eat the cobbler! Fresh cobbler will be available to all participants on Duck Pond Field after the race concludes.

For more information about this event, click here.