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February 23, 2024

The Emerald Miles 5K is on Saturday, March 11. PHOTO: Epilepsy Alliance Ohio website.

Family-Friendly 5Ks!

Grab your tennis shoes and the kids for some family-friendly fitness in a race this month and next!

After being cooped up indoors during the winter, the fresh air and movement is bound to feel refreshing for all. Signing up for a 5K together is a great way to keep active and spend quality time with the family.

EMERALD MILES 5K
Newport to Cincinnati; epilepsy-ohio.org/events/emerald-miles-5k-runwalk-2; 513-721-2905
March 11, 9 a.m. start time; adults (13 and older) pre-registration $35 (includes an event shirt); same day registration $40 with an event shirt while supplies last; kids ages 12 and younger pre-registration $20 (includes an event shirt); same day registration is $25 with an event shirt while supplies last; Littles in strollers are free. Run for a cause and help support people with epilepsy by either running or walking a scenic 5K course. It begins at the Purple People Bridge, crosses over the Ohio River, loops through Sawyer Point into Cincinnati and then returns via the Purple People Bridge.

TIME TO PADDY
Cincinnati; runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/TimetoPaddy5k10kLucky131Cincinnati
March 12; 9 a.m. start time; register by Sunday at 12 a.m. the weekend before the race to be guaranteed a shirt; youth-based pricing for the 5K/10K, 12 and younger $15; the kid’s dash is a fun, untimed dash for kiddos ages 10 and younger. Registration includes a mini bib, youth-sized shirt, and kid’s dash pin. If your kid wants to run the dash and doesn’t want the swag, they can run for free.

EXPLORING WITH GRACE
Summit Park, Blue Ash; exploringwithgracerace.com
March 18; 9 a.m. start time; registration deadline, March 18; $40 for 5K race; whether you choose to run or walk, all are welcome! The Exploring with Grace Fund honors the memory of Grace Lewis and her love of the outdoors and animals. With your support, kids from groups that provide support services to underserved communities can attend summer programs at Greenacres Foundation.

HEART MINI-MARATHON AND WALK
Downtown Cincinnati; bit.ly/3RN3LZm; 513-699-4234
March 19; 7:30 a.m. start time; half marathon and 15K; 9:45 a.m. 5K; 10 a.m. 1K Steps for Stroke; 10:30 a.m. Kids Race; 11 a.m. 5K Heart Walk; $25 – $100; gather your friends, family and co-workers and run to support longer, healthier lives.

COLOR ME KD
England-Idlewild Park, Burlington, Ky; racepenguin.com/events/colormekd
March 25; 11 a.m. start time; 5K walk/ run registration deadline, March 13; $25 ages 10 and younger, $35 adults; get colorful and help raise money to prevent child abuse; all proceeds will be split up with 80 percent going to The Family Nurturing Center and 20 percent to Prevent Child Abuse America. Hang around afterward for a fun raffle!

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 5K/10K
Winton Woods; dsagc.salsalabs.org/wdsd2023/index.html; 513-761-5400
March 26; 10 a.m. start time; registration deadline, March 22 at 12 p.m. and by March 9 to guarantee a shirt; day-of registration begins at 9 a.m.; $5 for Kids Fun Run and T-shirt; everyone can join in on this annual 5K/10K fun run and Kids Fun Run! This is a great way to celebrate your friends, colleagues and family members with Down syndrome.

BUNNY HOP 5K
Liberty Township; racepenguin.com/events/royal-redeemer-bunny-hop-5k
April 1; 9:30 a.m. start time; registration deadline, March 31; free – $45; stick around for all the fun activities in the Worship Center after the race, a Fun Run for kids at 11 a.m. plus food trucks and an Easter egg.

About the Author

Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!