Miles for Smiles with Operation Christmas Child

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Portsmouth, OH

About This Activity

Join us for the first annual "Miles for Smiles" 5k for Operation Christmas Child!  Students from Shawnee State University are preparing to pack and ship 2,000 Christmas boxes with basic supplies (notebooks, crayons, soap) for children living in desperate situations around the world.  Each box costs $7 to ship internationally.  Your registration fees for this race will help us reach our goal of sending boxes to 2,000 children this year!

Event schedule and times


Schedule of Events:
8:00 Same-Day Registration & Sign-in Begins
9:15 Shoebox Heroes Kids’ Run
9:30 5K Run/Walk/1Mile
11:00 Presentation of Awards



Participants can park in the parking lot at the corner of Third & Gay Streets.  Race registration and sign-in will occur on Third Street in front of Shawnee State University.  The course will take runners down Third Street, onto Offnere, and over the levy down by the river.  Race continues through the park and by the flood walls.  Runners will return by running on the levy to Offnere, then to Second Street, and finishing at Shawnee State University's new Founder's Plaze.


Entry Fees: (non-refundable)

Individual: $20 before Oct.3 ($25 after and Day of Race)
Pre-registered Teams of 5: ($12 each) $60 per team
Shoebox Heroes Kids’ Run (age 12 and under) – any donation

Kids 12 and under admitted free to any race with an accompanying adult and a registration form.  Shirts can be purchased for $10 (guaranteed for pre-registers only:  register by emailing  Awards will be given to all kids participating in Shoebox Heroes Run.  Prizes given to child with the most sponsors and the largest overall sponsorship amount in total for the Shoebox Heroes Kids’ Run.

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