4-H Clover 5K Race Info

2023 4-H Clover 5K Race

Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 8:30 a.m.

Run or Walk on the grounds of the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard

or virtually in your home, neighborhood, park, etc.

Race Information

Join us for the in-person 4-H Clover 5K at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on April 15, 2023. We are ALSO offering the 4-H Clover 5K event VIRTUALLY which means you could choose your own place to walk or run!  So sign up with your friends and family, (grab a timing device if participating virtually), and have a fun time running/walking for a purpose by supporting the Franklin County 4-H programs as well as area non-profit organizations!

 

Purpose of the 4-H Clover 5K

Young or old(er), runner or couch potato - we want you to be a part of our 2023 4-H Clover 5K!  

Celebrate one of the pillars of 4-H -- Health, to better living -- by running or walking on the grounds of the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard or virtually wherever you choose whether it be your home, neighborhood, local park, etc. The 4-H Clover 5K is a run with a purpose. All funds help support the Walk & Serve, a community service event that benefits over 10 area non-profits and the populations they serve. Click here for more information.

 

How to Participate

Register now and encourage your friends and family to sign up as well!

Register by March 13  to receive a race t-shirt

  • Register through March 13, $25 (includes a race t-shirt)
    • race t-shirt
    • the first 100 registered will receive a goodie bag
    • a "woodal" (a wooden, hand-stamped commemorative medal)
    • breakfast ticket for a made-to-order omelet, fresh fruit and bottled water
  • Register from March 14 - April 1, $25 (No race t-shirt option)
    • the first 100 registered will receive a goodie bag
    • a "woodal", (a wooden, hand-stamped commemorative medal)
    • breakfast ticket for a made-to-order omelet, fresh fruit and bottled water
  • Register Day of Race - April 2, $30 (No race t-shirt option)
    • the first 100 registered will receive a goodie bag
    • a "woodal", (a wooden, hand-stamped commemorative medal)
    • breakfast ticket for a made-to-order omelet, fresh fruit and bottled water

*Due to ongoing global supply chain issues, we are no longer able to offer a $15 t-shirt add-on option. We sincerely apologize. 

 

Race Packet Pick Up: 

ALL race packets are to be picked up either Thursday, March 31 or Friday, April 1 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Edwards Building at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. If you choose to participate virtually, your packet (and t-shirt) must be picked up during this timeframe as well.  **Packets and t-shirts will not be mailed.  

 

Event Day! Saturday, April 15

Free parking is available at the fair grounds. Follow the signs and/or parking attendants.

 

7:30 a.m.: Packet pick up if not already acquired. $30 if registering for race.

8:30 a.m.: Race Begins

Post race activities: Made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and bottled water. Volunteers will be the presiding chefs.

9:30 a.m.: Award Presentation

9:30 a.m. - Noon: Walk & Serve (*see below)

Expand Your Community Focused Experience by Serving

* The Walk & Serve is from 9:30 a.m. - Noon in the Ganyard and Edwards Buildings on the Franklin County Fair Grounds. Enthusiastic 4-H members will lead you through hands-on activities to create special items for Central Ohio residents/animals served by organizations such as MASH -Military and Service Heroes Food Pantry, Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Buckeye Military Moms, Heart to Heart Food Pantry, American Cancer Society, Birthright, Cancer Support Community, Simply Living, Operation Evergreen-The Ohio Christmas Tree Association, Stitched Together, Enduring Hearts, OH Nurses Foundation, Moms 2B, and Gigi's Shelter for Dogs. Your race entry fee will support this event. Thank you for helping to make a difference!

 

Awards

  • Everyone who finished the course will receive a hand-stamped "Woodal" - real wooden medals!
  • Medals for the top male and female overall finisher
  • Special awards for the top male and female in each age category:
    • 13 and under
    • 14-15
    • 16-17
    • 18-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60 and over

Serve. Run. Grow.

Go to Race Registration Site

Sponsor Information

Sponsorship opportunities also available.  This is a great way to support your community, multiple organizations, and 4-H youth.  Go here to learn more about sponsoring, donating goods or coupons, or to contact us for creative involvement.