Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler

5 Mile, Other

Event Date

Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Findlay, OH


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Centennial 5-Miler

$25 $25 Closed

Virtual Runner

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

The Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler was introduced in July 2014 to commemorate the company's 100th anniversary in the tire business. Now in its third year, we have decided to add a new and exciting twist, we will be running in the evening! Please join us for the third annual Cooper Tire Centennial 5-Miler on Friday, July 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Cooper Tire Track and Field Complex at Findlay High School.

Also new for this year, we are having live music by Cherry Bombs Findlay High School marching band, Pantasia, and Null Set, food from Olers, and refreshments from Kona Ice! Runners will get a free meal, and everyone else can purchase food, with proceeds going towards the Centennial Scholarship.

Cooper invites walkers and runners of all ages and skill levels to participate. At Cooper, we are proud of where we've been and confident of where we are going... come along with us!

Funds are being raised on behalf of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Centennial Scholarship, a component of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The scholarship provides financial support for the children of U.S. Cooper employees who are high school seniors pursuing further education at a technical college, university, or other institution. The focus is on students who intend to pursue a career related to manufacturing. To date, Cooper has awarded 8 scholarships worth $1,000 each!


Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pick-Up
  • Wednesday, July 20 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Dave's Running, 1817 Tiffin Ave, Findlay, OH 45840
Race Day
  • 5:30 PM: Registration & Packet Pick-Up
  • 6:00 PM: Zumba by Z Pulse
  • 6:30 PM: Kids' Run
  • 6:45 PM: CEO Introduction & Star Spangled Banner
  • 7:00 PM: Centennial 5-Miler
  • 8:00 PM: Live music by Cherry Bombs
  • 9:00 PM: Awards Presentation


Centennial 5-Miler

Starting at the Cooper Tire Track and Field Complex behind Findlay High School, runners will weave their way past the baseball and soccer fields and onto Howard Street. Turn at Broad Avenue, and we're on our way to Cooper! Follow Broad Avenue and Western Avenue all the way to Lima Avenue to see Cooper's Technical Center and Corporate Offices. We'll continue down Lima Avenue and make the turnaround at the Plant entrance. From there it is the same route back to the High School with a grand finish on the Cooper Track!

This is a chip-timed race. Participants must be able to finish within the alloted time. No pets please.



  • $600 toward a set of Cooper tires for Top Male and Female finishers
  • $50 Gift Card to Dave's Running for Top Male and Female finishers in the Masters Division (40+)
  • Medals for Top Three finishers in each age group
    • 14 and under
    • 15 - 19
    • 20 - 24
    • 25 - 29
    • 30 - 34
    • 35 - 39
    • 40 - 44
    • 45 - 49
    • 50 - 54
    • 55 - 59
    • 60 and up

All participants receive an ultra-soft, stylish race shirt.


Virtual Runner

Can't make it into town for the race? No worries... join us remotely from the comfort of your own town. Register as a Virtual Runner, then hit your favorite route and log your 5 miles. Take a picture of your run and send it to Your race registration includes: race packet and t-shirt. We'd love to have you join us in person, but if that's just not possible, this is an excellent way to run with us in spirit!


Kids' Run

Takes place on the Cooper Track before the Centennial 5-Miler. Kids age 10 and younger are invited to run a lap around the track. Everyone gets a ribbon for participating


1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

Intimidated by 5 miles? No problem! After the race, everyone is invited to take part in four simple laps around the track. Runners and walkers are welcome. This is not a timed event.



Join in this contagious high-energy workout put on by Z Pulse! A great warmup before running!


Cherry Bombs

Eightes era rock band fronted by two female lead singers doing your favorite songs from Journey, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard & more! They will be playing at the track to help runners finish as well as continuing on into the night while we all celebrate!


Door Prizes

Enter to win a variety of prizes, including $600 toward a set of Cooper tires!


Wellness Area

Stop by for free blood pressure and skin cancer screenings, get some healthy living tips, have your kids conquer the obstacle course, and much more!

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