Walking Around Ross County

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Spring is here! Now it’s time to get out enjoy some healthy fun. Ross County offers many walks and runs during the year. Especially in the warmer months. This weekend will offer some very unique events. Most events offer a walk or a run. Whichever you prefer! So if your ready get out there and run or grab a group of friends and enjoy a good walk! Either way you are out there! Also, there are many upcoming events that will be sure to keep you moving this Earth Day weekend such as the Earth Gathering Festival and more!

  • 2017 Foothold International Water-Can Walk  – On April 22nd 9:00 am to 11:00 am bring your own water-can to the Ross County YMCA to raise money to help provide life-saving water filters for a small village in Kenya, East Africa. The challenge is to seek sponsors & see how much and how far you can carry water. On the day of the event, you will walk 1.5 miles with an empty water container, fill up your container at the Yoctangee Pond, then carry the rest of the route. Each participant that brings $35 in donations will receive a water bottle, commemorating the event & those raise $150 in donations will receive a Water-Can Walk t-shirt.  Register for free on their event page.
  • Pioneer Summer Therapy Run, Walk & Roll 5K – On April 22nd 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Camp Cattail The Pioneer Summer Therapy Program is hosting their 1st annual Run, Walk and Roll 5K / Family Fun Run to help support their program. The 5k race will be a mixture of pavement/trail, while the Family Fun Run will be on pavement which will allow wheelchair and stroller participation. Registration information for the race can be found at: http://www.rossdd.org/5k/
  • The Annual All-Terrain 5K – On April 22nd from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Paint Creek State Park the annual All-Terrain 5k is back for the 5th year and hopefully will have the biggest turn out thus far! All proceeds of the event will go to the foundation “Soles for Students. All participants will receive a race t-shirt, and there are plenty of chances to win some hardware in the following age groups. Register at event page.
  • Ohio Triple Crown 1st Leg – On April 29th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Ross County Bowhunter’s Club  This will be our 1st stop with the Ohio Triple Crown. All info for this shooting including rules, classes and entry fees can be found on the website www.Ohio3dGroup.com.

This weekend is also full of Earth Day fun! You can spend the day celebrating Earth Day at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park. Enjoy a walk with a birding expert, enjoy Yoga in the Park, and learn all about Hopewell Gardening while planting your own sunflowers to take home.  Visit the Ross County Heritage Center if you are interested in learning more about Ohio’s prehistoric artifacts, rocks and fossils. This event will feature 20 table top exhibits by members of the Mound City Chapter of the Archaeological Society of Ohio. Plus, the Earth Gathering Festival in Yoctangee Park! This Earth Day themed festival is held annual on the lawn of the Pump House Center for the Arts in Yoctangee Park. Quality, handmade art vendors, great music, and so much more!



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