‘Follow the Flock’ Trail Run-Walk coming to NJC

‘Follow the Flock’ Trail Run-Walk coming to NJC

The second annual “Follow the Flock” 5k Trail Run-Walk will be May 27.


TuscParks is partnering with Yellowbrick on 39 to host the “Follow the Flock” 5k Trail Run-Walk on May 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Norma Johnson Center with all proceeds supporting the TuscParks trail systems in the county.

The name of the race is “Follow the Flock” to incorporate Norma Johnson’s love and passion for sheep and their wool.

“We love the fact that the 5k is throughout the trails of the NJC and is a tough course. But walkers as well as runners are encouraged to partake,” said Marsha Freeland, TuscParks education manager.

The co-host of the event, Yellowbrick on 39, will have a market open to the public with food trucks, craft vendors and music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. after the race. Local musician Josh Compton will provide music after the race to kick off the market events.

Registration for adults ($40) and children ($30) age 12 and under will be open up to race time. T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Awards will be presented after the race, along with a $5 vendor voucher and door prize drawing entry. Registrations can be made online by visiting www.runsignup.com/njc5k24. Mail-in registrations also are accepted. Checks should be payable to Tuscarawas County and mailed to the attention of the park department at 125 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

All entry fees are nonrefundable. Race check-in and race-day registration will be open the day of the race on the stage at Yellowbrick on 39 from 8-9:15 a.m. Race time will start at 9:30 a.m. in the front yard of the Norma Johnson Center.

Norma Johnson Center and Yellowbrick on 39 are located on state Route 39, three miles west of I-77 Dover Exit 83 and 6 miles east of Sugarcreek. Parking and registration for this event will be at 3931 state Route 39 in Dover.

Call the TuscParks office at 330-365-3278 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the TuscParks Facebook page.

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