12th ANNUAL KINGWOOD 5K RUN AND WALK ON JUNE 11


April 27, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             KINGWOOD CENTER GARDENS                                                                                                                                   50 N. Trimble Road                                                                                                                                                   Mansfield, OH 44906             

                                                                       

Contact: Brenda Nelson                                                                     

Director of Development & Marketing                                             

419-522-0211 x109                                                                            

bnelson@kingwoodcenter.org                                                           

kingwoodcenter.org                                       

                                   

12th ANNUAL KINGWOOD 5K RUN AND WALK ON JUNE 11

                                                                                                           

MANSFIELD, Ohio (April 27, 2022)    The annual Kingwood 5K Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, June 11 with the race start at 9:00am. The chip-timed 5K is held on the second Saturday in June, a long-standing tradition. The Kingwood 5K is a favorite community event that provides vital support for the exquisite garden estate.

Registration is $25 and can be completed online at ohioraceday.com or by mail to Doug Heestand, 431 Edgewood Road, Mansfield OH 44907. Questions may be sent to heest97@hotmail.com. To be guaranteed an official race shirt, registration is due by May 31. Walk-up registration on race day is $30.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony immediately following the race. Awards presented include overall female, overall male, and for age groups ranging from 9 years and under, to 70 years and older. Race participants receive free admission to the Gardens for the day.

The Garden Gateway visitor center opens at 7:45am for check in. The race begins on Linden Road and follows sections of the B & O Bike Trail and Kingwood’s beautiful grounds. The Kingwood 5K is presented by OhioHealth and is also supported by Ohio Race Day and the Mansfield Area YMCA Running Club.

About Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens is an exquisite garden estate on 47 acres in Mansfield, OH that once was the home of the innovative industrialist, Charles Kelley King. Kingwood is renowned for its distinctive floral displays, unique plant specimens, woodland trails, historic mansion and gardens, display greenhouse, duck pond, and peacocks. Signature events like Wine Walk, the Great Pumpkin Glow and Christmas at Kingwood delight thousands of guests annually while providing vital support for this non-profit organization.

In mid-October 2020, Kingwood celebrated the opening of the Garden Gateway, a new visitor center with a café, garden and gift shop, ballroom, exhibit gallery, and guest amenities. The Garden Gateway Project also includes the Grand Perennial Garden with Perennial Pavilion, the new Draffan Fountain Terrace, and a Nature Pond.

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