Lace up your sneakers and don your best red, white, and blue! Come run or walk with Chillicothe Civic Theatre through historic downtown Chillicothe, Ohio's first capital, and scenic Yoctangee Park on this Patriotic holiday weekend, and help support our home theatre project. Run or walk our 5K or enjoy the beautiful summer morning with the Sparkler Sprint 1-mile fun run/walk within the park. We’ll kick off the race with the singing of our National Anthem by a retired military veteran and the presentation of the colors, and will include spectacular sights such as volunteers assisting wheelchair-bound citizens in completing the Sparkler Sprint and and patriotic spectators celebrating our Nation’s independence. In addition, in 2017, we are honored to participate in the Camp Sherman Days Event as the kick off ceremonies! We will feature various depictions and presentations of the World War I Centennial Event throughout the morning! Several prizes will be awarded, including top finishers and most patriotic costume, and various door prizes. This year's 5K event will be chip timed, which will ensure accurate racing results! And stick around after the run/walk for lots of fun, family-friendly activities like awards for the top racers, a photo booth, temporary tattoos for the kids (of all ages!), music, food, and more! Commemorative Run, Walk & Boom dog tags and optional t-shirt only guaranteed with registrations received through June 1, 2017. Military/Group discounts available. Military use coupon code MilitaryEarly, Groups of 5 or more use coupon code GroupEarly ON OR BEFORE our early registration period ending May 31, 2017. Military use coupon code Military and groups of 5 or more use coupon code Group AFTER the early registration period ending May 31, 2017. We are also offering a special youth price for children 12 and under!
A little history...in December 2013, Chillicothe Civic Theatre purchased a building in downtown Chillicothe to be used as rehearsal and storage space and eventually a fully-operational 100-seat theatre. Since, we have undertaken the task of raising funds to transform our empty shell into a beautiful live theatre destination. We have solicited donations and held special events, including last year's inaugural Run, Walk & Boom and Gong-A-Rama, to name a few. We have obtained an easement from the City of Chillicothe to expand our lobby area, worked with our architect on drawings, have obtained the necessary approvals and permits, and are in the process of construction!! We are grateful to our sponsors and donors and to the community members who will participate or otherwise support this event.