Is there a fee for the walk?
No. The 1+mile walk or fun run is free.
Is the walk timed? Are there awards for the walk?
There are no awards for the walk, and it is not timed.
Does every participant receive a race t-shirt?
No. Race t-shirts need to be pre-ordered. The cost is $10.
Why is there a fee for this race? Wasn’t it free last year?
To improve our race, we are incorporating chip timing this year. The registration fee will cover the cost of this great service.
When and where will the walk start?
Both the 5K and Walk will start at 8:00 am this year. Walkers congregate in a location behind all runners.
Can we walk the 5K?
We highly encourage all 5K participants to maintain a 15 minute/mile pace. Slower runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in the shorter course. Portions of the 5K will be run on roads that will not be closed to traffic, with narrow shoulders, so safety is a major concern.
Where do I park?
Parking is available at The Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center (7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094). As that lot fills up, shuttling will be provided from parking at the Kirtland Stake Center (8751 Kirtland Road, Kirtland, OH 44094), just 1/2 mile north of the Historic Kirtland village. No pedestrian traffic is allowed between the stake center and the village. Please arrive early.
Will there by water stops along the course?
Yes, there will be 2. One before the first mile in Historic Kirtland Village and the second one will be mile 2 at Isaac Morley Farm.
Are strollers allowed on the course?
Strollers are allowed in both events.
What is course elevation?
The first mile of the 5K course includes the Rt. 306 Kirtland Hill which is considered steep and challenging. The 2nd and 3rd mile are flat.
What is the Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center?
Come visit Historic Kirtland, a small settlement in northern Ohio where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered shortly after the Church was founded. Between 1831 and 1838, Joseph Smith and early members of the Church established Church headquarters in Kirtland, built a temple, and laid a foundation of strength for the future.
The Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center is open year round except on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission to the visitors center and tours of the historic village are free.