Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

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Mercer Health Countywide 5-K Challenge

Challenge Season Starts June 14th

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The 2014 Mercer Health 5K Challenge season kicks off with the Zuma 5K Run on Saturday, June 14th.  As the weather improves, it's time to lace up those shoes and perhaps call your running buddy to begin your 5K training. 

The Challenge flyer with our entire race schedule has been mail and is also available on this site.  You can also find race entry forms on the Entry Forms tab.

We are looking forward to a great Challenge season and hope you will join us.




2014 Challenge Schedule

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View and download the 2014 Mercer Health 5k Challenge Brochure

The organizational meeting for the 2014 Mercer Health 5K Challenge was recently held.  The race directors are enthusiastically planning a great 5K Challenge season! Below is the schedule for this year's races. Entry forms will be posted in the next couple of months, as each race director completes the details of their event. We look forward to your participation.

2014 Mercer Health 5K Challenge Schedule

Zuma Days 5K – Saturday, June 14th

Fort Recovery – St. Clair’s 5K – Saturday, June 21st

Maria Stein Countryfest 5K – Sunday, June 29th

St. Henry – Redskin Classic 5K – Sunday, July 6th

Rockford – Shane’s Crossing 5K – Saturday, July 19th

Celina Lake Festival 5K – Saturday, July 26th

Coldwater – Buzzard’s Glory 5K – Sat., August 2nd

Burkettsville – Burkett 5K – Saturday, August 9th

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:13

Great Fall Runs

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Now that the Challenge season is past and you are looking for some inspiration to keep yourself running may we suggest the following races:

Cooper Turkey Trot 5K - November 2nd in St. Henry, Ohio - This has become a great annual 5K with the proceeds benefiting State of the Heart Hospice.  The folks at Coopers know how to take care of the runners afterwards with a great lunch including turkey sandwiches.

K of C 5K for Vocations - November 16th at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio - This is a new 5K that will take place on the grounds and surrounding roads of St. Charles Center (formerly St. Charles Seminary). Awards and door prizes will include pumpkin pies to the top finisher in each age groups as well as other random pies given away.  Proceeds from the event will be used to support Catholic vocations.  Individuals of all faith and denominations are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Entry forms for both races are post on the ENTRY FORM tab at the top of this page.



Congratulations to the 2013 Mercer Health 5K Challenge participants who met the challenge by competing in at least 6 races!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 09:04

One more race then time to celebrate!

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It's time to wrap up the 2013 Mercer Health 5K Challenge season with the Burkett 5K this Saturday, August 10th.  Race time is 8:30 AM.  We hope that you will join us for a scenic run through the Village of Burkettsville and the surrounding roads.  Following the Burkett awards and door prizes, the Challenge shirts and medals will be awarded.  It has been a fantastic season with over 170 individuals earning a shirt! We look forward to an enthusiastic conclusion to the season.

We wish to thank the Challenge race directors for all of their efforts and the many participants through out the Challenge.  And last but not least, thanks to our sponsors:  Mercer Health, Independent Capital Management, Innergy Fitness, Cooper Farms, Celina Insurance Group and Wabash Communications.


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