2012 – The Wolf Family
Our Gobble, Gobble, Gobble story began 8 years ago with three runners, one infant, and one baby on the way, and thus started the Wolf Family Thanksgiving tradition. From there, it grew to nine runners from the family, two weddings, two kids (amazing runners in their own right!), three countries, six marathons, and ~100 pounds shed. But it is so much more than numbers. It has become a family memory that we all look forward to recreating each November. We have lived in Somerville for 13 years, and if we had to describe what we love about living in Somerville, the Gobble is at the top of the list. The last of the Wolf siblings (Caitlin) got married this spring, and one of the wedding toasts was an ode to the night she and her husband (Matt) met and mentioned the Gobble. The story is quite amusing - as they re-met (they originally met in 4th grade!) the night before Thanksgiving (in a bar!), and thus, the night before the Gobble. Caitlin somehow made it to the race the next morning, and Matt somehow convinced Caitlin to marry him a few years later. And here we are - preparing for another fun Thanksgiving that begins with the best road race ever.