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Posted on: October 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 4-H Gobble Wobble and Turkey Trot…Two Great Events…Same Day…Same Location!

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The Cape May County 4-H Program Advisory Council will hold the first 4-H Gobble Wobble and Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The events will take place at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

The day will include two new events. The first event will be the Run/Walk Gobble Wobble 5K or 1 Mile which is open to the public and will award prizes to all division winners. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Cost for the Run/Walk is $10 or $5 for any 4-H member, leader or volunteer.

Following the Run/Walk there will be a second event, the Horseback Turkey Trot, with registration at 10 a.m., relay races at 11 a.m. followed by the Trot. Teams of two to three will be sent out in five-minute intervals. The Horseback Turkey Trot is also open to the public, however, Coggins and shots records are required for non 4-H registered horses. Also, all riders are required to wear helmets and sign a helmet inspection waiver form. The cost of the trot is $30 or $20 for any 4-H member, leader or volunteer.

Jessica Pikolycky, member of the 4-H Program Advisory Council, said, “The Gobble Wobble Run/walk is a fun event for kids and adults to come out and be healthy!” Pikolycky added, “The Turkey Trot is for the horseback enthusiasts. Horseback Team relay races will include a stuffed animal turkey the rider must hold onto while completing a simple obstacle course, then hand off to their partner. Following the horseback relay races there will be a trail ride. Riders can choose to ride for a time and prize or simply ride for pleasure.”

There are great division prizes and a best division costume award for those in the Turkey spirit, or who just want another excuse to wear their Halloween costume!

The 4-H Gobble Wobble and Turkey Trot is a fundraiser to support the mission mini grants that any Cape May County 4-H Club can apply to receive. The grants, awarded by the Program Advisory Council, are up to $500 and clubs have used the funds for educational trips to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Hospital, creating and installing a native plants garden for Monarch Butterflies, and even hosting a recognized rabbit breeders’ association show.

For more information call 609-465-5115 ext. 605 or visit

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth grades K – 13 on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, natural origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Linda Horner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Telephone: 465-5115 ext. 605

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