5k Zucchini Run & Fun Walk

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Chardon Square Chardon, OH

Hello runners!

Thank you for joining us on Saturday at 8 am for the Zucchini Run 5k and 1 mile presented by Emerald Rose. All the information you need is below. Invite your friends, we will have race day registration available. This event will be held rain or shine and may be delayed in the event of lightening. Please confirm your information at the bottom of this email is correct.

Location: Chardon Square; Start line is near the Chardon Village Fire Department, 110 S Hambden St, Chardon, OH 44024. The course has changed slightly from previous years, view it here: https://zucchinirun.racedirector.com/race-course. Our course will be partially shut down from traffic. Please be aware of your surroundings. Our course is stroller and pet friendly. Use your best judgment for unaccompanied children. The untimed one-mile walk is an out and back and will have a sign for where to turn around.

Parking: There will be plenty of parking around the square. Please do not park at Chase Bank or any businesses that may be open. Please use the crosswalks around the square as it will be open to traffic for the duration of the event. 

Packet pick up: Bibs will be available in the southern part of the square 6:30-7:55. Pre-ordered shirts will be available at this time. All runners will receive a complimentary Chinese Auction ticket. Shirts that are not picked up will be available for pick up the remainder of the day at the Chinese Auction and later at Achilles Running Shop. You may also order a shirt at this time.

Restrooms: Restrooms are available in and near the Sugar House. There will be no restrooms on course.

Donations: Thank you to those that have made online donations prior to the event. We will be accepting donations at the packet pick up.

Awards: Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female, then 1st place in following 5-year age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+. The awards ceremony will take place around 9 am. Awards will be available for pick up the remainder of the day at the Chinese Auction and later at Achilles Running Shop.

 Free community yoga: Bring a mat or towel, there will be a free outdoor yoga class at approximately 9 am from Taproot Yoga (rain location: library). If your race takes you over an hour you can still join the class quietly.

Zucchini Festival: The Zucchini Festival will again follow the race. It will officially start at 10 am, but many vendors will be available when you finish your race, including the Chinese Auction to use your complementary ticket or Age Group winnings. You do not need to be present to win, just list your name and phone number n the ticket.

 The festival will be held rain or shine all around the square and in the Sugar House. The festival includes a pancake breakfast, free kids’ activities, and many fundraisers including a bake sale, bake off contest, and mystery bag sale. There will also be food trucks, a mini classic car show, games, and other contests until 8 pm. At 10 pm Chardon Tomorrow will host Movies in the Park featuring Coco. More information can be found at http://www.emeraldrose.org/zucchini-festival.

Volunteers: Thank you to those who are helping put on this event. We could still use some help for the race and the festival. Sign up here: https://zucchinirun.racedirector.com/volunteers.

If you have questions you may email sjones@emeraldrose.org. 

Thank you and see you at the race!

Shelby Jones, Race Director