ROY -- Thanks to the fury of wintery weather, the first Gobble Wobble run for children was transformed into a dash through the snow.
About 30 children between 6 to 12 years old, along with their adult supporters, braved the elements Saturday to participate in the one-mile Gobble Wobble run.
The event was sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis, with the race start point just outside the Roy Hope Center, at 5051 S. 1900 West.
The Gobble Wobble had an additional element of fun, with the young runners collecting "paper" turkey feathers that had been strewn along the route in competing for a Thanksgiving turkey.
The youth run was part of a combined activity hosted by the club on Saturday. A 5k Turkey Trot for adults was also held.
Between the two events, 101 runners registered, said race organizer Jesse Stewart.
Due to the cold and wet weather only about 75 of those who registered for the two races ended up competing, she said.
But race organizers did meet their goal as a result of 101 people preregistering for the events, Stewart said.
However, not every participant in the Gobble Wobble was a child.
"The things the kids talk me into on a Saturday morning," said mother Shani Daughenbaugh of Roy.
Daughenbaugh said she had decided to walk the one-mile run in keeping an eye on her two girls, Journey, 10, and Destany, 6. "I brought my umbrella and coffee. I'm psyched," she said.
"I have actually done school races," said Journey, one of the first to finish the race, while collecting 21 paper feathers in a competition for prizes.
Among the other children who ran were Logan Abrahms, 10, and Emma Engberg, 8, both of Roy.
"It was awesome," said a snow-wet Emma, who finished the race with a wad of paper feathers she had rolled into a ball.
Logan said he has never raced in the snow before. "I want some hot chocolate," he said.
In addition to the children, there were about 45 adults who competed in the 5k Turkey Trot.
"Me and my friends like to do (5k runs). We normally don't do them in the snow," Roy resident Ken Holcomb said of the large snow flakes that were falling.
Adults paid $15 to run in the Turkey Trot, while the Gobble Wobble run was free to children.
All proceeds from Saturday's event go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis, Stewart said.
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