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Race for the Parks 5k & 10k

Race for the Parks 5k & 10k

Sat, Apr 20, 2024
Hudson Springs Park
5k & 10k Groomed Trail


Join us at Race for the Parks 5k & 10k and celebrate springtime amid the blooming trees and flowers at Hudson’s gem, Hudson Springs Park. Make a day of it with your friends or family. Sign up as a social team and start the morning on a beautiful course, followed by a visit to historic downtown Hudson for brunch and browsing in a shopping district as meticulously maintained as the park.


The course is a unique combination of non-technical groomed trail and adjacent neighborhood roads, offering a variety of terrain perfect for all paces, from walkers to seasoned runners. Think of it as a stroll through the park with a few hills mixed in for variety and to challenge you! Choose one loop for the 5k or two loops for the 10k and enjoy stunning views along the park’s 50-acre lake and through the forest. You may even spot a fox or deer in the woods or a heron soaring overhead. Click here to view the Race for the Parks course maps.


Donations benefit Friends of Hudson Parks!

Friends of Hudson Parks


Receive your choice of:

  • Race for the Parks soft triblend tee and a finisher medal
  • Set of 4 glass tumblers with iconic local park images and a finisher medal – $10 premium

2024 Race for the Parks swag options


Awards for each event:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over


  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (through April 9)
    5k – $30
    10k – $40
  • LATE REGISTRATION (April 10-20)
    5k – $35
    10k – $45


  • START TIME: 8:00 A.M. No cutoff time.
  • EARLY PACKET PICKUP: Thursday and Friday 12:00-7:00 P.M. at Vertical Runner Hudson
  • RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP begins at 7:00 A.M. at the shelter at Hudson Springs Park. Swag will be distributed in the shelter after the race.
  • PARKING: Please do NOT park at Hudson Springs. Park across the street in the high school baseball parking lot (for GPS, use this address 7230 Stow Rd, Hudson, OH 44236). It’s about a 5-minute walk to packet pickup and the start line.
  • FLUID STATIONS are located at miles 1.5, 2.25, 3.1, 4.5, and 5.5. Participants are encouraged to carry water. A variety of sweet and salty treats and hot chocolate will be provided at the finish line.


presented by:

kinetic by windstream
Summa Health

sponsored by:

Vertical Runner

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