We run to raise funds because the world runs on literacy! Walkers can do the 5k path that loops though Snyder Park and runners can choose the same 5k route or the 10k route that also winds its way through Ferncliff Cemetery and Arboretum.
The Race for Literacy is nearly 15 years old and getting stronger! It always has taken place in beautiful Snyder Park, located in the heart of Springfield, Ohio, along the banks of Buck Creek. The 5k race begins with a shotgun start near the duck pond next to the Oval Shelter House. It dips under Bechtle Avenue and then follows the lagoons until taking a u-turn at the railroad tracks. Looping back toward the start line, it takes a path along Buck Creek, under Bechtle, and then around the Oval to begin again. 5k-ers repeat the route before crossing the finish line.