What/Why: FLIP’s 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run
When: Saturday, July 13th Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE)
Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community.
In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to come out and enjoy the scenery. Running strollers are allowed on the 5k course, but not the 10k (since it’s tough terrain).
FLIP recognizes that cancer prevention requires a dynamic shift in our thinking and is empowering individuals to engage in preventing cancer using a holistic approach:
Fight- Fighting together to challenge cancer risks outside of our individual control.
Live- FLIP is all about having fun and living life to its fullest… the best way to prevent cancer!
Inspire- It’s so worth it to challenge yourself to reach friends and family (We’ll help you!)
Prevent- FLIP’s goal is to make prevention fun, approachable, simple and community driven
It’s easy to “FLIP” — We are connecting community partners to provide an entire network of support and building an interactive website that aggregates and simplifies everything you need to know. It’s engaging! FLIP is not only an attractive, energetic brand, it’s a movement; empowering people to shape & make it their own along the way.
It’s fun! Get out and enjoy being active with friends and family. Stay involved throughout the process via social media, organized activities and unique outings.
T-shirts are not included in registration prices below, and are available for $10 when you register through July 1st. After July 1st, t-shirts will no longer be available for purchase to allow ample time for printing.
January 2oth- April 15th: $20.00
April 16th – July 6th (at midnight!): $25.00
July 7th – Race Day: $30.00
See below for timeline, updates, directions, race after party information and course maps/descriptions…
7:45 AM- Registration and Packet Pick Up Begins!
8:25 AM– Quinn Charney + Meg Sexton (Race Directors) Welcoming Message!
8:30AM– Pre Race Yoga/Stretch
8:40AM- Welcome to Darby Creek Trail Run
*Speakers: Carl Seiley (FLIP Founder) + Inspiring Kick-Off Messages
9:00AM- 10k Trail Run Begins
9:15AM- 5k Walk/Run Begins
9:30AM- Finish Line Entertainment
*Checkout our Fight, Live, Inspire & Prevent stations to earn extra raffle tickets to use to enter raffle packages + share pictures on social media. Tag us with #DCTR2019; #FLIPCancerNow; and #PreventionIsPower!
10:30AM– Race Awards and Raffle Prize giveaways at the Shelter near the Finish Line (next to the parking lot)
10:45 AM– Food Galore
Packet Pick Up occurs on race morning beginning at 7:45 a.m.! Snag your race bag, bib number and t-shirt (if you ordered one!).
The address to the Darby Creek Metro Park entrance is 1775 Darby Creek Dr. Galloway, OH 43119. Please make sure to enter at the Cedar Ridge Picnic Area!
After you complete the 5k or 10k course, we encourage you to stick around for contests, giveaways, stations, prizes and food. We will be handing out our race awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each age division, as well as opening up our raffle prizes. We will do our best to give away as many free raffle tickets throughout the morning at the FLIP Stations. Raffle Tickets will also be available for purchase. Just for registering for the race, you will receive 2 raffle tickets.
5k Course Description
The course is straight down and back the Greenway Trail. It’s a flat, wide course that is mostly gravel. Strollers and leashed dogs allowed. The course will be well marked and will have a water stop at the halfway turnaround point. Smile for the camera along the way!
10k Course Description- Please Look at the map beforehand!
(Please note: no dogs or strollers allowed on 10k course). The course will be well marked with signs, arrows and people. Hope you like NASCAR, you have lots of left turns in your future! Always take the main path to the left and don’t turn off the main path unless there’s an arrow clearly marking your turn. There’s only one right turn – the final hill climb which will be well marked with a sign. *see attached map. 2 water stops (will pass each twice)
Hope you are ready for a challenge! The 10k is an exhilarating, scenic course featuring a couple gradual hills and finishes with a pretty tough hill climb! You’ll love to hate it! Bring it!