By Zaman Fabela/reporter
Gobble Wobble returns to South Campus Nov. 16.
The annual race is open to students and faculty. To register to run or walk the 2.2 miles around South Campus, entrants must take a minimum of five canned foods to SHPE hallways.
“It is always a fun event for the students and the community,” said health/physical education instructor Michael Daniels. “They get their exercise because it’s a lot easier to do with a large group.”
First- and second-place winners for each gender and age category, ranging from below 20 to over 60, will be awarded trophies.
Bill Engelke, who won first place last year in the over-60 category and participates in various races and marathons, has developed his strategy.
“I used to run all the race, now a combination of running and walking,” he said. “I discovered with my advancing age it’s too difficult to run the whole race.”
Kevin Kinser, PE instructor, said the race raised about 2,000 pounds of canned food last year. All canned foods are donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
“It’s wonderful for students and faculty to get involved while helping out for a worthy cause,” said yoga instructor Staci Smith.
Registration will begin at 2 p.m., and the race will start at 2:30 p.m. The first 200 to register will receive a free T-shirt.