Welcome to the 2016 CureSearch Ultimate Tri-Cure-A-Thon
September 24, 2016
12 Mile Hike/21 Mile Bike/1-3 Mile Fun-Walk (Shorter Distance Available)
Whitehouse Village Park, 6751 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH
10am: Hike Check-in/Registration Opens at Village Park
11am: Hike Begins at Oak Openings
11:30am: Bike & Fun-Walk Check-in/Registration Opens at Village Park
1:30pm: Bike Begins at Village Park
3:00pm: Fun-Walk Begins at Village Park
4pm: Comedy & Magic Show at Village Park
Dinner & Live Create Away Cancer Art Auction at Village Park
Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation at Village Park
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES 11:30am - 4:00pm:
Various wacky-fun activities (Human Foosball and Human Hungry Hungry Hippos), Music, Silent Create Away Cancer Art Auction, and More
About the Event
Register for the CureSearch Ultimate Tri-Cure-A-Thon to tell children's cancer to take a hike! Participants can choose to do a 12 mile Hike, or 21 mile Bike, or 1-3 mile Fun-Walk. The event will start and end in the Village Park in Whitehouse, Ohio. Hikers will hike 12 miles of trails in Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Bikers will bike a total of 21 miles on the South Fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail. Fun-Walkers will be walking 1-3 miles on a loop trail in Village Park and through the Blue Creek Conservation area. You will be participating in support of children battling cancer, survivors of children's cancer, or in memory of lives lost to children's cancer. Then it's time for a nice dinner in Whitehouse Village Park while enjoying a comedy/magic show, and some wacky-fun games such as Human Foosball or Human Hungry, Hungry Hippos. The evening will also feature the Create Away Cancer Art Auction where local young artists will auction their great masterpieces to benefit CureSearch.
Each participant must pay a non-refundable registration fee to register, which covers snacks, drinks, dinner, and other event items. Individual registration cost is $15.00. Family registration is available for $12.50 per family member. There is not a minimum fundraising goal required for participation in this event however each participant is encouraged to try their best to raise money towards lifesaving children's cancer research. Once registered, event participants will receive access to CureSearch Ultimate Hike's fundraising and training portal, an industry leading collection of resources that will help you reach your goals, as well as support from local Ultimate Hike Alumni. The funds are raised through your official CureSearch fundraising page, and all funds are donated to CureSearch to help end children's cancer.
Step 1: Pay the Registration Fee.
Step 2: Set up your CureSearch fundraising page.
All participants who raise at least $100.00 will receive a CureSearch Ultimate Tri-Cure-A-Thon t-shirt. The t-shirts will be distributed at the event to those with at least $100.00 posted to their official CureSearch fundraising page by September 9th, 2016. For those reaching the goal after September 9th, the t-shirts can be picked up at alternate locations at a later date or shipping arrangements can be made. Details on this will be provided at the event check-in. For more information about other fundraising incentives, click here.
Hike or Bike Details
Hikers and bikers are encouraged to form teams, and must hike or bike with others. No person is allowed to hike or bike alone. Hikers and bikers will carry all needed items with them on the trail, which may include bug spray, sunscreen, EPI pen or other medications, water, snacks, socks, etc. Hikers and bikers will need to track their time and plan to be finished with their event no later than 4:00pm.
Hikers will check-in at Village Park in Whitehouse, OH at 10am and then travel to nearby Oak Openings Preserve MetroPark. Hikers will hike a variety of trails in Oak Openings originating near the Buehner Center at Mallard Lake. The trails include the Oak Openings Ridge Trail (Silver Trail), the Horseshoe Lake Trail (Yellow Trail), The Ferns and Lakes Trail (Blue Trail), The Sand Dunes Trail (Red Trail), and the Evergreen Trail (Orange Trail). After completing their hiking adventure, hikers will then travel back to Whitehouse Village Park for dinner and other fun activities.
For more information on the trails in Oak Openings and trail maps:
Bikers will check-in at Village Park in Whitehouse and at 1:30pm start their biking adventure on the South Fork of the Wabash Cannonball Trail. Bikers will bike from Village Park to Neapolis and then back to Village Park and then to Jerome Road and back to Village Park. For more information on the Wabash Cannonball Trail including maps visit http://wabashcannonballtrail.org/. For the safety of Bike participants, riders will be required to provide their own helmet and wear it at all times while biking.
Please note - Hikers and Bikers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult the entire time they are on the course.
"Fun" is in the name for a reason! It's not just a walk. Participants can choose to simply walk the route or participate in various silliness along the way such as wheel-barrel races, sack races, leap frog, skipping and more.
Please remember to be safe on your fun-walk though. Don't walk alone and carry any needed items with you.