Glen Helen Earth Week 5k/10k

Event Date: 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:30pm


Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, 1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Celebrate Earth Day by running or walking the trails, fire road, and meadows within Glen Helen.

Be an Empress of the Earth, a Warrior for Wildlife, a Captain of Conservation! All participants are encouraged to dress asSuperheroes of Nature. Use your imagination or come in costume as your favorite superhero.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the preservation of our 1000-acre nature preserve and our year-round environmental education programming

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Event starts at 10 am, rain or shine

Price: 5k $25 / 10k $30, Saturday April 23rd or day of Race $35

Location: Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center, 1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Race takes place on trails within Glen Helen.

Parking: Follow signs in the Village of Yellow Springs to parking locations and catch the shuttle to the race area. Carpooling is encouraged. If in the area, please consider biking or hiking to the Outdoor Education Center. A bike corral and bag check will be available to participants. 

Shuttle: A shuttle bus will run continuously between the parking locations and the Outdoor Education Center for your convenience. The first shuttle departs at 7 am, the last shuttle to the race departs at 9 am. Return shuttles will run continuously after the awards ceremony, approximately noon to 2pm.

How to register:  Online registration is preferred. Visit Speedy-Feet to join the race! Walk-in registration is available during the Green(E) Fest, on Saturday, April 23rd and at the race from 8-9:30 am. 

Race Day Registration: While we urge you to advance register online for our discounted amount, race day registration forms will be onsite for $35. Cash (only) will be accepted by during walk-in registrations. Please note— the only way to guarantee you get a t-shirt is to register online, by April 1st!

Advance Packet Pick-Up: Advance registrants may pick up t-shirts in advance at Glen Helen (405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs 45387) on Saturday, April 23rd from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Awards: Awards will be given to top Male/Female winners in age groups from 10 and under to 70 and over (must be a registered participant). The overall male/female will receive a Glen Helen gift in addition to their award.

Inclement Weather Notice: Weather-related updates will be via our website at, and via email, to the address you provide at registration. In the event of thunder or heavy rain, the race may be delayed, with participants invited to spend the time inside our Lodge. Should thunder persist for more than 2 hours, we will cancel the run. Because this is a non-profit fundraiser, there are no refunds. We thank you for the charitable gift.  

Food: Complimentary snacks will be available for registered 5k and 10k runners/walkers.

Questions? Contact Ann Simonson or by phone at 937-769-1902 ext. 1103