Start of Kids Run

Start of Kids Run
On Your Mark...

5K Start

5K Start
And they're off!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Run For The Orphans - registration up and running

Registration up and running. Register via This year we are focused on a 5K and 1 mile kids run. (no 10K this year) Much is planned for this year's race to really make it the premier Hudson community running event, with a focus on community.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

updated 10K route, better map

Thanks to Brian Corrigan for giving us a more accurate map:

This is the map from Brian's Garmin data from last year's 10K.  Interestingly here, the actual 10K route/trail (marked in red and is the Garmin data) is different from what is "published" (marked in green) by the park and other maps.  Brian pulled this from the Garmin Connect website.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Run For The Orphans to showcase beneficiaries

As noted in the Hudson Hub article found here,, not everyone can go to Africa (or the Honduras) to help orphans whose lives have been torn apart by AIDS, but they can have a direct and profound impact by running in this year's 5th annual Run For The Orphans.  This race is run exclusively by volunteers and ALL proceeds go DIRECTLY to the children.

The race starts and ends at Seton Catholic School, route maps and further details in the blog post just below this one.

5K and 10K route maps, and 1 mile kids run

7:15 am -- Packet pick-up at the school (6923 Stow Rd, Hudson, OH)... packet pickup will run from 7:15 to 8:20 am. 

8:30 am -- Kids race starts, so I do not want parking lot traffic after 8:15 am.

5K/10K both start at 9 am.

5K route map is here.  On this GMap-Pedometer I was not able to be exact on the mileage due to estimates when running on trail to/from the Hudson Springs loop and the dog leg portion of the trail.  Total mileage does come to exactly 3.1 miles on my Garmin from this morning's run.

See link here:  (if it is not clickable, highlight the text and copy paste into URL)

10K route map is here.  So I underestimated through the woods for the 5K, and seem to have overestimated on the 10K route.  I can assure you that on Garmin it is very close to 6.2 miles, maybe 6.18, but we all know there is some variation on that.

See link here:  (if it is not clickable, highlight the text and copy paste into URL)

Kids 1 mile fun run starts 8:30 am.  Kids race is an out and back.

Route posted here:  (if it is not clickable, highlight the text and copy paste into URL)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Two weeks away

Race is two weeks from this Saturday, on May 5th. Very excited about this year's event. Another new supporter of the race is Tubbs Chiropractic, as they are providing chair massages to runners after finishing the race. Thanks again for your support of the race.

Two weeks out... register now to ensure your spot in the race and claim your race t-shirt as well.

Race registration link:

Any questions, send email to race director Nick Villanti at

Monday, April 2, 2012

Register soon... spots are filling fast... reserve your shirt

Registrations are coming in quickly. First 200 registrations will get shirts. Register for this great event where ALL proceeds go DIRECTLY to the children that benefit from the orphanage and services.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New sponsors and returning sponsors

Run For The Orphans is celebrating its 5th year of running this year. We owe success of the run primarily to the participants and our sponsors.


Repeating sponsors again this year are:

- MCPc
- Caribou Coffee
- Vertical Runner
- Giant Eagle
- Dynacom
- Seton Catholic PTO
- Simpson Orthodontics
- Berea Children's Home and Family Services

New sponsors:
- Great Lakes Baking Company
- Acme Fresh Market

Also, thanks again to Seton Catholic School for hosting our event on their grounds. Also a reminder, this event is 100% for the orphanages, as Seton does not benefit from this event.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Timing Partner, Race Day Sponsors

New this year, we have Chaney Events doing our timing this year... Jim Chaney is a true professional at this and I expect we will have results instantaneously! (or close to it)

Also, new sponsors this year include Great Lakes Baking Company (in Hudson) as well as our Acme Hudson grocery store.