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COME JOIN THE FUN:
Join us on Saturday, April 1 starting 4:00 PM at 50 West Production Works for a fun and memorable 5k event unlike any other run! The event starts with a pre-race hair coloring for all of our “Eggheads” who are superheroes raising donations and awareness by coloring their hair (no head shave this year!). They will decorate their heads before the 5k and join all of the other runners to show solidarity and support for everyone fighting cancer. Before the 5k, we will hold a fun Easter Egg hunt for the kids!
The race will be held on the Little Miami Bike Trail which connects directly behind the brewery. For those unable to make it in person, a virtual race option is available as well.
After the race, enjoy the amenities of 50 West Brewery including sand volleyball, brewpub and great times with friends!
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm for Egghead pre-race Hair Coloring, 4:30 for the Easter Egg hunt, and 5:00 pm for the 5K
50 West Brewery
Out and back on the Little Miami Bike Trail
This year's race will be chip timed with Ipico shoe tags (chips). All Times will be read electronically. You do not have to have a tag to participate but you must have a tag to receive a time. To receive a time, you must attach shoe tag to your shoe. No tag, no time! Shoe tags will be distributed on race-day only.
14/under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70/over.
29/under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70/over.
Top three male and female runners.
Immediately following the Race
BEFORE THE RACE:
Pre-race Hair Coloring for our Eggheads at 4 pm!
Egg Hunt for the kids at 4:30 pm
Come join us after the event at 50 West Production Works for a beverage to celebrate your accomplishment!.
All Pre-registered entries that include a valid email address will receive an email confirmation of registration prior to the race.
All registration will be done online. Fees are $25 for pre-registration through March 9th, $30 from March 9th through March 31st and $35 on Race Day. Registration includes an Egghead commemorative item and chip timing.
EGGHEAD COMMEMORATIVE ITEM:
Egghead commemorative item are included with your registration while supplies last.
Refer three of your friends and get a $15 refund off of your registrations.
Register online with a credit card through race day. All registration will be online for 2023.
PACKET PICK UP ad CHECK-IN:
Race-Day Check-in: From 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm at 50 West Brewery.
There is no early packet pick up scheduled for this event.
You may register online all of race-day up to race time. In person registration should be completed via smart phone.
***** NO REFUNDS*****
50 West Brewery – 7605 Wooster Pike (Route 50), Cincinnati, OH 45227
GOOGLE: 39.138868, -84.354419 to get directions from your location.
Ample Free Parking available.
If you cannot join us on race day, you can still support our event by participating in our Virtual event.
You can run or walk your own 5K wherever you want. You can even post your time on our Virtual Results section (not required).
The Eggstrong Foundation was created to honor the memory of Jeff Eggleston, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2008, and passed away on March 26, 2016 at the age of 42. Jeff embraced life to its fullest, both before and after his diagnosis. Jeff refused to let cancer slow him down- figuratively and literally. Just one year after being diagnosed and having a major surgery to remove a large tumor in his abdomen, Jeff ran the Flying Pig half marathon, besting his previous time.
While Jeff was battling cancer, he adopted a superhero motif which helped him express what he was going through in a very visible way. Many of his friends showed support by donning superhero clothes as well, but to all of Jeff’s family, friends and colleagues, he was in fact, our superhero. He showed all of us, in the face of challenge and adversity, how to be courageous, determined, and to live with purpose and meaning.
Before Jeff passed away, he wrote and shared his thoughts on life and about his journey. He left us with his personal motto, one that he lived by each day, and one that he challenged his friends and family to follow. Do Better. Be Better.
"My life is more finite and truncated than most. Does that mean I get a pass to be less better, because physically I'm not better nor am I going to be better? My answer is a resounding no." - Jeff Eggleston
In short, this means living the best life that you can, and being the best version of yourself, just as he did. For Jeff this meant doing the things that he loved, for as long as he could. He ran half marathons, training with his brother and his friends, until he wasn’t physically able to. While Jeff enjoyed the race, more importantly, he cherished the time training and bonding over Saturday morning early runs and post run pancake breakfasts. When Jeff wasn’t able to continue running, he took up poker and looked forward to monthly card parties. He approached every aspect of his life with zest, light and humility. He gave 110% of himself to his friends, to his family, and to his job. Jeff was passionate about cancer research before it touched his own life. He dedicated himself enthusiastically to the Shemenski Foundation which raised thousands of dollars for the UC Brain Tumor Center. Nothing made him prouder than seeing the direct results of funds raised going to groundbreaking developments in treating and curing brain tumors.
The Eggstrong Foundation continues Jeff's mission to beat cancer.
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Printable PDF Course Map is attached.
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This year's race will be professionally chip timed by Running Time Race Services with Ipico shoe tags. All Times will be read electronically. You do not have to have a tag to participate but you must have a tag to receive a time. To receive a time, you must properly attach shoe tag to your shoe. No tag, no time! Shoe tags will be distributed on race-day only. Tags are re-useable and will be collected at the finish line. If you are given a tag, you must agree to return it for reuse. Check out the video to see how to properly attach your timing chip.
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