Registration open for Spring 5K


XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s (GCPH) 8th Annual Spring Has Sprung Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 1 at the Xenia YMCA located at 135 E. Church St.

This event supports the efforts of the Health District to provide and promote healthy, active lifestyle choices in Greene County. It is designed to bring families of all fitness levels together for a fun event, even for those who have never participated in a 5K before.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the YMCA with the pet- and stroller-friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m.

The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the YMCA. Afterwards, healthy refreshments will be provided and participants can visit the various sponsors and vendors in the gymnasium.

In addition, the YMCA is hosting Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. This free community event is open to all kids and families and will be filled with fun, active play and educational opportunities. Healthy Kids Day will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $15 per person by March 24, which includes an event T-shirt. After March 24, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person without a t-shirt. Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Laurie Fox at 937-374-5669 for more information.

Medals will be awarded to the top three males/females in each age category and a grand prize will be awarded for the top male/female overall.

Register online now for the 5K at or a registration form to print out and send in with payment is available at

The Health District is looking for additional sponsors for the event. For those interested in a sponsorship, donation of a door prize, or need further information on this event, contact Jillian Drew at [email protected] or call 937-374-5683.

Greene County News

Story courtesy of Greene County Public Health.

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