5K FAQS

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9 am
Shepherd’s Corner, Blacklick, Ohio

Partner with us in feeding the hungry.

We are committed to donating 60-65% of our naturally grown produce to local food pantries. Proceeds from the race will benefit our food pantry gardens.

What is a 5k?
A 5k (“five-K”) race is a popular running event that everyone can enjoy from the casual runner/walker to the olympic athlete. The Farm Fresh 5k race at Shepherd’s Corner is an all-terrain race that surveys the diverse landscape of Shepherd’s Corner Ecology Center. Participants will run alongside naturally grown gardens, across meadow trails, and through wooded paths.

Who can run in the 5k?
EVERYONE!! The Farm Fresh 5k is a family-friendly event for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Come and see, and you might just surprise yourself. It’s fun for everyone!

Can I bring my children to the 5k?
Of course! In fact, children 12 and under get in for a reduced rate.  Children as young as three have enjoyed walking through our woods and farmland, and in past years several families have even pushed strollers through parts of the course. We pride ourselves on hosting a family-friendly event.

Can I bring my dog to the 5K?
We do not allow dogs at the race. We need to be attentive to the needs of other people and of our farm animals.

How do I join a team?
You can increase your impact by forming a team: ask friends to run on your team or ask friends to donate to your team.
–If you would like to set up a team, contact Marguerite Chandler at mcop1213@gmail.com.
–If you intend to run/walk in the 5K, register for the race and include the team name in the registration information.
–If you are making a donation only, donate online or complete the Team Up! page of the race brochure and mail to Shepherd’s Corner.

What does the course look like?
Our race is ALL-TERRAIN–participants will race over meadow trails, alongside natural gardens, and through wooded paths. An approximation of the race course is shown below:

Click here for a printable .pdf version of the map.

How much does it cost to run?

  • Children 12 and under……………………………….$15
  • Pre-registration (before May 26)……………….$25
  • May 26 – Race day…………………………………….$30

Your registration fee includes a commemorative 100% ORGANIC COTTON T-shirt (register early, as we only have a limited number of T-shirts!!!) and a racing packet.

How do I register?
Online or by mail-in form obtained from race brochure.
At 8:00 am race day at Shepherd’s Corner