Gem of the Highlands 5k

November 10th 2018

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Sponsored By:

Floral & Smith

Start & Finish

  • Turn-By-Turn Directions

    Start on Floral near Washington
    Right on Madison
    Left on Ashland
    Left on Lafayette
    Left on Cameron
    Right on Elsmere
    Right on Williams
    Left on Regent
    Left on Cleneay
    Left on Floral
    Right on Hudson
    Left on Catherine
    Left on Williams
    Right on Floral
    Finish on Floral near Washington

  • Road Closures
    Street Closed From To Close Reopen
    Floral Smith Washington 7:00AM 3:00PM
    Floral Washington Williams 8:30AM 9:45AM
    Madison Floral Ashland 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Ashland Madison Lafayette 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Lafayette Ashland Cameron 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Cameron Lafayette Elsmere 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Elsmere Cameron Williams 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Williams Elsmere Regent 8:30AM 9:00AM
    Regent Williams Cleneay 8:30AM 9:20AM
    Cleneay Regent Floral 8:30AM 9:20AM
    Floral Cleneay Hudson 8:30AM 9:20AM
    Hudson Floral Ave. Catherine 8:30AM 9:20AM
    Catherine Hudson Williams 8:30AM 9:40AM
    Williams Catherine Floral 8:30AM 9:40AM

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, November 9
Times: 8-10 a.m. AND 4-6 p.m.
Location: Farrell Fit – located just upstairs from Brick Coffee Company!
4424 Floral Ave., Norwood, OH 45212

Saturday - Race Day
Packet pick-up & registration begins: 7:30 a.m.
Race Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Outside of Brick Coffee Company
4424 Floral Ave., Norwood, OH 45212

Race Day Info

Street parking around Norwood is plentiful and free, but we ask that you obviously not park on any of the streets along the route. Parking is available for free at New City Presbyterian Church (entry at corner of Washington and Floral), SNC Norwood Community Church (lot behind Brick Coffee, entry off Smith Road) and both Sharpsburg elementary and primary schools (4400 Smith Road and 4321 Forest Ave).

Thanks to the generosity of SNC Norwood Community Church and New City Presbyterian Church, we’ll have both churches open race morning to participants who need to use the restroom before or after the race.

There is a water stop approximately 1.75 miles into the course.

More than a 5k

This is a celebration of everything that makes Norwood a true gem! Join your neighbors on November 10, 2018 to run or walk through some of our favorite streets in the beautiful presidential district of Norwood.

100% of proceeds each year will always go back to municipal needs and initiatives that benefit the community. This year, we are focusing on Norwood parks.

5k Details

Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:30 a.m.
Floral & Smith - Brick Coffee Company

$25 early registration / $30 late registration

Post-Race Party

After your morning workout, stay and have some fun at the post-race block party featuring the Off Pike Market – an urban market promoting Norwood’s most exciting local businesses.

Fastest on the block?

Here’s your chance to prove it. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finisher in each age group.

Founded by residents, with this mission:

To build community by bringing together residents who are proud to call Norwood home while giving back and improving the neighborhood.

Executive Committee members:
Amanda & Jonathan Sinclair – Residents 9 years
John & Elise Cappella – Residents 11 years
Robin LeFevre – Resident 9 years
Julie Wartner – Resident 6 years
Emily Franzen – Resident 3 years
Jameria Crowe – New Resident in 2018!