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Posted on: March 28, 2022

The Great Eight Race Series Powered by Toth Buick is Back: Kick-Off July 4

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GREEN, OH – The City of Green’s Great Eight Race Series begins this spring, with races from May through November. The Great Eight Race Series joins together eight 5K races in Green that benefit local non-profits. Registration is required for the individual races.

This year’s Great Eight Race Series is powered by race sponsor Toth Buick with special thanks to ACME Fresh Markets, Donamarc Water Systems and Mimi Magazine with in-kind donations.   

First Race: Green Schools Foundation Run for Education 

The Great Eight Series starts with the Green Schools Foundation “Run for Education” on May 7. The first of the eight races is an evening glow-themed race at Green Memorial Stadium. The one-mile race starts at 8:30 pm and the 5K starts at 9:00 pm. The race is family-friendly and benefit the Green Schools Foundation.

Great 8 Race Series Events

  • Green Schools Foundation, Run for Education 5K – CANCELED
  • City of Green, Raintree 5K and Fun Run/WalkJuly 4
  • Green YMCA, Labor of Love 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/WalkSeptember 5
  • Oak Clinic, Acorn Run 5K Run/Walk September 11
  • Bulldog Dash, Bulldog Dash 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and 200m Youth RunOctober 2
  • Akron-Canton Airport, CAK 5K on the RunwayOctober 8
  • Rayl Charitable Organization, HalloWin 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/WalkOctober 22
  • Green Professional Organization, Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/WalkNovember 24

Many of the races include a one-mile race or walking options.

Participants who run in in five or more races will receive a Green Great Eight Race Series sweatshirt!  In 2021, more than 3,500 runners participated in the Great 8 Eight Race series raising just under $115,000.  

For more details and registration links, visit cityofgreen.org/great8

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive, and promising city with more than 27, 475 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org.

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