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Ross County – Volunteers Needed for Chillicothe Half Marathon & 5K


CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – As preparations ramp up for the Chillicothe Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday, June 1st, organizers are calling on volunteers to join in and make the event a success.

With various opportunities available, volunteers will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth running of the race, including distributing medals to runners, particularly those from Special Olympics, at the race’s conclusion.

This year’s event promises a more streamlined experience for volunteers, making it easier than ever to get involved and support the race. Set against the backdrop of historic downtown Chillicothe, Ohio’s inaugural capital, participants can expect a picturesque route beginning and ending near Fifty West Brewing.

Participants can choose between a Half Marathon or 5K race, both of which traverse flat and fast paved trails, offering ideal conditions for setting personal records. The out-and-back course design ensures easy access to aid stations, with multiple stations available for Half Marathon participants.

All runners will receive extensive support throughout the race, including a comfortable event shirt, a custom finisher medal, and a complimentary Fifty West Beer upon completion.

In a new development this year, the race has shifted to Saturday morning, allowing participants to enjoy not only the race but also the Chillicothe Brewfest later in the day.

Those interested in both events can save $5 by purchasing a combination ticket, which includes entry to both the Brewfest and the Chillicothe Half Marathon/5K, along with event shirts for each.

The Brewfest promises a vibrant celebration of Ohio’s craft breweries, featuring a General Admission ticket that includes 16 tasting samples, access to live music, and a festive atmosphere in the heart of Historical Downtown Chillicothe.

For those eager to contribute as volunteers or seeking more information about the race Any questions can be directed to Jake King of Race Penguins via email at [email protected].

The United Way of Ross County, organizers of the event, express their gratitude to volunteers and anticipate a successful and memorable event with community support.

Contact the United Way of Ross County at 740-773-3280 for further inquiries.

With the support of dedicated volunteers, the Chillicothe Half Marathon & 5K aims to provide a rewarding experience for participants and spectators alike, fostering a sense of community spirit and celebration.