> ABOUT THE FALLFEST 5K
A few feet can make all
the difference when it
comes to bringing help,
hope and healing to
hurting children and
families in Ohio. Our
Fallfest 5K features a
run/walk with a race
route that winds past
stunning fall foliage,
residential center and
retreat center; expect
some mud. There's
trophies for the top two male/female run finishers in 7 age categories, ranging from 13-19 years to 70+ years; FREE children's activities, including fun run (free to kids 12 and under; on-site registration required), pumpkin bowling, face painting, games and more; post-race party with music, food and awards ceremony. The registration fee is $25.00 until October 2, or $30.00 on the day of the event. The fee includes a free t-shirt (actual design to be determined) for the first 200 entrants, goodie bag, awards, post-race party and children's activities. Run in costume, if you'd like!
> ABOUT THE RACE COURSE
The 5K is situated within CCHO's beautiful 165-acre campus in rural Wooster, OH (map). The route winds past stunning fall foliage, pastures, stables, adventures course, residential center and retreat center. Some parts of the route are paved, others are on dirt paths, so expect mud in places if the weather is wet. Here are photos of the route:
> CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S HOME OF OHIO
For 45 solid years,
Home of Ohio has been
the hands and feet of
Jesus Christ to children
and families across
Ohio. From our humble
beginnings in 1969, when
we operated one foster home to our expansive organization today, hundreds of deserving kids and adults are served at any given time by our caring, professional staff of 150 employees and dozens of committed volunteers.
We accomplish our ambitious mission "to bring healing to hurting children and families in His name" through our Children's Residential Center, Adoption, Foster Care, New Beginnings Christian Counseling, Home-based Services, Poplar Ridge Stables, and Poplar Ridge Adventures.
Precious lives affected by severe trauma, abuse, neglect, crime and poverty deserve the best care. And that's why Christian Children's Home of Ohio is here. Learn how you can join us in this vital ministry at www.ccho.org.
> FORM A TEAM OF FOUR RUNNERS
Grab three friends to join you in the 5K run. Select a cool name. Consider running in costume garb, although that's optional. Utilize the FallFest 5K fundraising portal, or open a personal fundraising page at firstgiving.com, or download our fundraising form, and ask friends, family and contacts to support your participation with a financial gift (optional). Then, at the end of the race, we'll compare your four times and fundraising totals (optional) to other teams in the FallFest 5K. We'll award valuable prizes to the top three overall teams in the 5K. Enjoy the 5K with others!
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> SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
8:30 a.m. // Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. // Children's Activities Begin
9:30 a.m. // 5K Run and Walk Starts
10:15 a.m. // Kids' Fun Run
10:30 a.m. // Post-race party and awards ceremony
> RAISE AND RECEIVE
You can impact the life of a child or family in need in Ohio. A $100 gift covers a week of camp for a child, $200 provides art therapy for 10 kids, $300 covers five equine-assisted therapy sessions for a disabled child. Utilize the FallFest fundraising portal, or open a personal fundraising page at firstgiving.com, or download our form and ask friends to support you. Receive a $25 gift card to a major retailer for every $100 you raise (in addition to the entry fee).
> FOR INFO OR TO VOLUNTEER
If you'd like to volunteer (registration, route supervisors, finish line helpers, children's activities, food servers, etc.), learn more and sign up to help here. If you have questions about Christian Children's Home of Ohio's FallFest 5K, please contact Michael Woolworth at 330.345.7949, ext. 2340, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We're grateful for your interest and participation.
Online registration is closed... Our friendly FallFest 5K staff are ready to register you from 8:30-9:15 AM on Saturday. Line up is at 9:20, and the Run/Walk begins at 9:30 AM. HELD RAIN OR SHINE!