The Clover 5K - Franklin County 4-H

Sat September 26, 2020 Hilliard, OH US 43026 Directions

5K Run/Walk

$25 8:15AM EDT - 9:15AM EDT Price increases after August 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
5035 Northwest Parkway
Hilliard, OH US 43026

Join us to celebrate one of the pillars of 4-H, "Health, to better living,"  at the Franklin County fairgrounds on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  This event was postponed from the initial April date, due to concerns of the spread of the coronavirus.  The Clover 5K is an event for everyone, young or old(er), runner or couch potato - we want your participation!

We utilize CHIP timing for this 5K race. The course is an out-and-back course all on the Franklin County Fairgrounds with the start and finish on the horse track.  

The Clover 5K is a run with a purpose. All funds help support the Walk & Serve, a Central Ohio community service event that benefits local nonprofits and the populations they serve. Learn more about the Walk & Serve here


Additional Race Information


Your entry fee includes:

  • One short sleeve t-shirt
  • A goodie bag
  • Race Warm-up beginning around 8 a.m. on the track
  • Post-race snacks including a made to order omelet or scrambled eggs
  • A “woodal" race medal
  • The satisfaction that you made a difference by supporting the Walk & Serve and 15 non-profits!

T-shirts can only be guaranteed for those who register before September 5th. Very few t-shirts may be available on race day, but will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. (No t-shirts will be ordered after the event.)  Same day registration will be available with the cost being $35 for adults and $30 for Students in grades K - 12.


Post-Race Activities

Get the whole 4-H experience at the Clover 5K:

  • Be surrounded by youth who are learning life skills by serving at the race!


  • Bottled water
  • Made to order omelet station
  • Muffins, fruit, and coffee
  • Award Presentation
  • Photo-op with a friendly, small farm animal!

At 9:30 the 4-H Walk & Serve will begin and 4-H members will guide you through hands-on activities to create special items for local Central Ohio residents served by organizations like Touching Little Lives, MASH Veterans Food Pantry, and Buckeye Military Moms. 

Race results will be available shortly after the race and posted on the website.



Every runner gets a hand-stamped "Woodal" - real wooden medals. We'll have medals for the top male and female overall finisher, and special awards for the top male and female runner in each age category (13 and under, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over). All awards will be handed out at 9:15 am.

Thanks again to our award sponsors from last year:

  • Mutt & Co - free self serve dog wash 
  • Culver's of Rentra Dr - $10 gift card
  • Domino's in Hilliard - Free 2 topping pizza
  • Graeter's - free scoop of ice cream
  • Crumbz Cakery - $25 gift card
  • Coffee Connections - $15 gift card
  • Rusty Bucket on Britton Parkway - $25 gift card
  • Jet's Pizza - Westerville - BOGO pizza
  • AMC Hilliard - free movie pass
  • The Little Ice Cream Shoppe - $20 gift certificate

Additional Donors:

  • Classic Maid
  • Sports on Tap
  • Ketchum's Garage
  • EB Solutions
  • Tidd Family Funeral Home


Free parking is available at the Franklin County Fair Grounds..


Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up will be available both Thursday and Friday (September 24th & 25th) from 4:00-7:00PM at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.  To avoid long lines on race day, we encourage all participants to stop by the fairgrounds to pick up your bib and race packet.  Packet pickup will be available starting at 7:15AM on race morning near the starting line.


Course Map

There are several entrances into the fair grounds.  The Columbia Street Entrance will be closed prior the to Clover 5K.  Plan to enter off of Northwest Parkway.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Race Contact Info

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In 4‑H, we believe in the future of our young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and the ability influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. To learn more about Franklin County 4-H, click here.

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