Gem of the Highlands 5k (virtual)
and Fundraiser

November 2020

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Important Race Info


Although the race is virtual, you still get the coolest race t-shirt in town! You can pick-up your goodie bag and t-shirt at the Gem of the Highlands 5K Packet Pickup drive-through on November 7th.

November 7
8am-10am EDT
Norwood Waterworks Park near the basketball courts (behind the pool and Shea Stadium)
2701 Harris Avenue, Norwood, OH 45212


While you are there, be sure to check out the new basketball courts! Gem of the Highlands 5k has donated more than $16,000 to the new basketball hoops project. Click here to learn more!


Show-off your 5k race routes and selfie skills! Tag us in your social media race day posts for a chance to win one of the three prizes! Prizes will be awarded in early December.

  • Free Passes to Fountain Square Ice Rink
  • Day pass to Climb Time Oakley
  • Fleet Feet Gift card

See you this Saturday, November 7th!


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.

Virtual 5k Details

November 2020

Registration $25 / $80 family of four special

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.

Board Members:
Amanda Sinclair
John & Elise Cappella
Robin LeFevre
Emily Franzen
Elliott Stapleton
Emily Morris
Renee Peace