Lace up your sneakers and hop over to the Bunny Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk, slated for 9 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Oglebay.
The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The cost to participate is $20 per person. Guests may register in advance online at https://goo.gl/aN5Kj1 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Race day registration will open at 8 a.m. at the main entrance of the Good Zoo. The first 30 registered participants will receive a t-shirt.
Oglebay gift cards of varying denominations will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place finishers in the male and female categories. Light refreshments will be provided to all participants.
The race course will follow the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly. Dogs are welcome to participate, but must remain leashed at all times.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks project. This project allows local children who ordinarily would not be able to afford the facility fees at Oglebay and Wheeling Park to enjoy their favorite recreational activities including swimming, Par-3 golf, tennis, fishing, boating, skiing, ice skating, the Good Zoo, and more. More than 2,000 Ohio County children participate in the program annually.