Sept. 6: Firestone Park Homecoming 5k to raise funds for park restoration

Proceeds from a September 5k race will go toward restoration of Firestone Park in Columbiana. The Firestone Park Homecoming 5k occurs at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Vision for Veterans course at Firestone Park.

The Columbiana High School graduating class of 1962 is organizing the race to raise funds to restore the park to its original design. Money will be utilized for landscaping and other improvements.

Individuals and teams of five or more can compete in the race. Scoring will be done cross-country style. Runners can place as individuals as well as a member of a team. The race will award cash prizes for overall male and female winners. All participants who finish the race will receive a finisher’s medal.

Registration was $25 prior to July 15 and $30 after and including on race day. Race day registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. and closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the race. The race will be professionally timed.
The Firestone Park Homecoming 5k is also announcing the use of Race Pace, a smart phone application that tracks the runners in live time using GPS. Race Pace will be available free of charge to both participants and spectators. For those without the use of a smart phone, a monitor at the finish line will be available to track the progress of the runners. To sign up for Race Pace, visit  http://myracepace.com/Capstone/map/?e=21.

The Siembida & Boggs Philanthropic Foundation has agreed to be retained as consultants for this year’s event and has granted permission for use of the course they have designed. Details on the foundation can be found on the non-profit organization’s website at www.sandbfoundation.org or by calling 330-482-9105. Registration forms are available on the website, at Second Sole in Boardman, or through active.com.

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