logoThe Hilliard Civic Association is excited to announce the third annual Run to Remember 5k, taking place Saturday, September 8, 2018 in partnership with the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair.

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 will travel North on the bike path along Leppert Road, meet up with the Heritage Rail-Trail heading 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 10am.

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.

We’re excited to announce a portion of this year’s race proceeds will go toward purchasing a Safety Town House for Hilliard Police’s Safety Town. Safety Town is a one-week course that focuses on teaching children safe practices both at school and at home. The curriculum includes: bicycle safety, pedestrian safety, school bus safety, fire safety, seat belt safety, 9-1-1 emergency calls, stranger danger and what to do if they find a gun.

Race Registration Fees are as follows: $20 until 8/10, $25 until 8/24, and $30 through race day.

Race Day Schedule is as follows: 7:30am, registration opens; 9:10am, pre-race ceremony; 9:15am, race begins; and 10am, awards and post-race ceremony.

For more information about the race, please contact us.