Important Race Info
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID 19, we have made the difficult decision to go virtual with our 5k this year. Although the race will be different this year; it will still be packed with lots of fun, opportunities to build community and a larger focus on fundraising for our neighborhood parks!
The virtual race means that you are able to complete the 5k distance anytime during the month of November. You can choose your own race day and start and finish line! Registering to run the Gem of the Highlands virtual 5K means you will still get to support your local parks and of course still receive your race t-shirt and more.
More than a 5k
This is a celebration of everything that makes Norwood a true gem! Join your neighbors on November 7, 2020 to run or walk through some of our favorite streets in the beautiful presidential district of Norwood.
100% of proceeds will always go back to municipal needs and initiatives that benefit the community, with a focus on Norwood parks. In our first two years, the Gem of the Highlands 5K has donated more than $19,000 in race proceeds to improve Norwood including more than $16,000 on the new basketball hoops at Waterworks Park.
Founded by Residents
As a registered 501(c)(3), our mission is to build community by bringing together residents who are proud to call Norwood home while giving back and improving the neighborhood.
John & Elise Cappella