Presented by the Rotary Club of Hilliard, the race is hosted in tribute of both the first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 for the safety and well-being of others, and also those who serve in uniform past, present, and future.
Day-of registration is available an hour prior to the event, but pre-registration is encouraged and available via the race website. Parking will be available at Hilliard Heritage Middle School, where a small ceremony will be conducted before the race begins to set the tenor of the morning.
Departing from Hilliard Heritage Middle School at 9:15am, the race follows the Heritage Rail-Trail west, crossing Leppert Road and nearly to Cosgray Road, then continues back east on the trail towards Old Hilliard, and concludes at First Responders Park in Old Hilliard, Ohio.
After race completion, participants will receive a flower in remembrance of 9/11 and are encouraged to place the flower at the base of the First Responders Memorial, accompanied by patriotic music, followed by a ceremony to begin once the final race participant completes the course, about 10:15am.
At the conclusion of the First Responders Park ceremony, we invite all participants to enjoy Old Hilliardfest, which features live music, great food, kids games, inflatables, a car show, and much more.
For more information about the race, please contact us.