Oct 28, 2007The Annual Valvoline Instant Oil Change Goblin Gallop is a 5K Race and a 1K Fun Run held the last Sunday in October at Fairfax Corner at the intersection of Monument Drive and Government Center Parkway. Last year over 1,100 runners & walkers participated in what was described as our “best race” ever!
The Goblin Gallop is a competitive 5K chip race over a USATF-certified course beginning and ending at Fairfax Corner in front of Coastal Flats Restaurant. Prizes for first, second, and third place, male and female, are awarded in all 5 year age group categories from 14 and under to 70 and older. Prizes to the top 3 male and female finishers in the Overall and Masters categories will also be awarded.
The Goblin Gallop is also a 1K Fun Run, which annually draws more than 300 youngsters, from teenagers to toddlers. Many run in costume, some accompanied by their parents. Every 1K participant receives a runner's medallion!
Walkers are welcome in both the 5K and 1K runs.
Our famous glow in the dark t-shirts are given to all registrants of the 5K and 1K. Sizes are limited on race day.
The Goblin Gallop is an event for the entire family. We’ll have live music by The Sparkplugs... they don’t just play music, they entertain! Panera will be joining us again this year to provide their fresh baked bagels. Fresh fruit, cookies, water and more will also be provided post race. There will be random prize drawings throughout the morning, including a pair of Redskins tickets! Join us at the Goblin Gallop on Sunday morning for all the fun and festivities.
All proceeds from the Goblin Gallop go to support the John Quadrino Foundation to Benefit Children with Cancer.The Foundation is an all-volunteer, Northern Virginia-based charity that provides direct assistance to families of children with cancer in the Washington DC metro area.