Hot Cocoa - 10K | 5K

8th Annual Hot Cocoa Race sponsored by Sylvania Prevention Alliance

A great family event that will help chase away the winter blues! NEW COURSE THIS YEAR!!!!!

Our Hot Cocoa 10K/5K/1Mile Race is being held in partnership with Olander Park. The race starts at 9am and there will be multiple corals for a safe start. We are adding a kids' fun run, open to all kids up to age 5. The fun run will be about 100 yards. In addition to the kids fun run, we are adding a 1 mile race for our younger elementary age runners.

The 1 Mile Race or Walk will be the 1 mile loop around Olander Lake.

The 5K Race will start at the Nederhouser Community Building, run south on the trail, exit out of Olander Park, cross Sylvania Ave into Farmbrook neighborhood, run onto the university parks trail to McCord Rd, head north on McCord to Sylvania Ave to Olander, and then circle the lake to finish in Olander Park at the Neiderhouser. The 10K will follow the same course, but continue onto the University Parks trail, before coming back to the 5K course to finish. The courses are open to traffic and not a closed course. (Maps will be provided online and at packet pick-up)

Proceeds will go toward our youth programs for promoting positive, healthy lifestyle choices and the prevention of drug, alcohol use and other at-risk behaviors in our community. Sylvania Prevention Alliance provides programs that offer guidance and education and sponsors positive events that develop leadership and team building skills.

Hot Cocoa and grab and go snacks will be available after the race finish.

Age group awards will be awarded after the conclusion of the races.

After February 11th, there will be no shirt guarantee!

Packet Pick Up - Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00pm - 6:30, and Friday, February 24th from 4:00 - 6:30 pm at Dave's Running Shop, 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania, OH. There will be no RACE DAY Packet Pick-up!!!

02-25-2024, 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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6930 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560, U.S.


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