Start of Kids Run

Start of Kids Run
On Your Mark...

5K Start

5K Start
And they're off!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Online Registration closes on Tuesday, May 3rd

Registrations are coming in fast and furious. Get those registrations in and don't get shut out of this great race. Online registration will close next Tuesday, May 3rd. We will have on-site registration at the school from 7 am to 8 am day of the race. Packet pickup will also be day of the race.

The kids run will start at 8:30 am. The 5K and 10K both start at 9 am.

Registration details again posted in this entry:

Saturday, May 7 · 8:30am - 11:30am

Seton Catholic School / Hudson Springs Park

More Info
Proceeds will benefit several orphanages throughout the world including Zambia, Ghana and Honduras, as well as locally in Berea.

What You Get
• Short sleeve commemorative race t-shirt
• Pre-race coffee and post-race bagels/fruit
• Official timed results posted online
• 5K and 10K participants will be entered in a raffle to win great prizes from Vertical Runner!
• Kid’s race participants receive participation ribbons and short sleeve commemorative race tshirt

Seton Catholic School / Hudson Springs Park
6923 Stow Rd Hudson, OH

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The 5K course will be same as last year. It will start at the school, loop the property, then run one loop of the Hudson Springs Park and finish at the school. The 10K will start at the school and go directly into the park, loop a slightly different course than the 5K, loop that twice, and finish at the school. 1 Mile Kids Run same as last year, start at school, out into the park and back.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

10K route and start time

We will be starting the 10K at the same time as the 5K, 9 am, on Saturday, May 7th, and both will start at the same point and loop around the school to start the race. The 5K route will loop the perimeter of the property before heading into the woods, while the 10K route will stay closer to the physical building and head into the woods before the 5K runners. The routes will be very nice. The 10K is two loops and runs through an adjacent neighborhood, while the 5K will be one loop.

Special Guest for Race Day

One of our benefiting orphanages, The Children's Home of Hope (in Ghana), will have their founder joining us and will sound the horn to start the race. Elvis has an amazing story. He was orphaned at 6 yrs old and was able to make his way through school because he would show up at his friends house for dinner, help with their homework and do homework with them, as he couldn’t afford the books on his own. He was given a job in the town to teach about AIDS, saw many children orphaned, and he found a house for these children, paid someone to stay with the children, and this is how the home was founded.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

10K route update

The 10K route is in process of being re-designed, after consideration that three loops of Hudson Springs would be kind of difficult. We are looking at two loops of the park which would include a part that runs through a connecting neighborhood. We think we have figured it out. Will finalize in the next week. The course starts at Seton, loops the school parking lot, heads into Hudson Springs, includes a connecting part of the trail, then goes into a neighborhood and back onto the trail, loop that trail plus neighborhood twice and end back at Seton. It is a very scenic loop.

Orphans in Ghana and Honduras also benefit

In addition to the Children of Ubumi and Berea Children's Home, this race also benefits the Children's Home of Hope in Ghana and the Orphan's Prayer in Honduras.