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The CHAARG 5K is part of the Wellness in the Woods series. CHAARG - Creating Healthy Attitudes, Activities, Recreation for Girls is a all-female club at The Ohio State University with the goal to change the mentality that girls have about fitness. Many times girls are only focused on losing weight or doing the ellipitical or treadmill for a half hour and calling it a day. A lot of the time girls tend to think of working out as a chore but CHAARG wants girls to get excited about exercising, eating healthy, and overall being happy with how they feel about themselves. CHAARG wants to show girls that fitness can be fun and that there are tons of different ways to achieve “fun” depending on different preferences.

The CHAARG 5K is a fundraiser for CHAARG and 100% of the proceeds of the 5K go to them. Also, $5.00 of every entry goes to the Friends of the Metro Parks.

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September 16, 2012
8:30 AM

Worthington Hills Park
Worthington, OH,

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Event Schedule

Sunday, September 16
Race Day registration - 7:00 am
Pre-registered packet pick-up - 7:30 am
Event formation - 8:20 am
Event Start - 8:30 am

Shirts & Amenities

All participants will receive a series sustainable soft-spun cotton shirt vs. a conventional cotton t-shirts or chemically-produced polyester technical shirt. These shirts are a more expensive than the polyester technical shirts seen at most events but once you feel the texture and wear the material you will relish this shirt! For more details about our shirts, visit Greenswell Green.

Participants will receive only (1) shirt for the entire series. This will enable Greenswell to keep the cost down for the series and increase the donation opportunity to the Stewards of The Metro Parks and to the Greenswell Participant Foundation.

Shirt size selected during registration will be the shirt size given you at athlete check-in. If the shirt size selected by you during registration is the incorrect size, you will need to complete a shirt size transfer list at athlete check-in. You will be required to check back after the

Event Rules

All courses are subject to change due to circumstances beyond the control of Event Management. This includes dates, times and trails used.

Trail distances are approximate and may be longer or shorter than indicated.

Strollers and pets on a leash are permitted via special permit for the Wellness in the Woods series.

Participants must wear assigned number on the front of your shirt or shorts. Your number must be visible to checkpoint recorders at all times. If timing chips are provided, attach timing chip to your ankle with the provided strap. You will not be scored at the finish line unless your number is visible and your timing chip is attached when you cross the finish.

Participants must stay on marked course to be properly timed.

Entry Fee

Advanced Registration
$25 (5k)
Race Day Registration
$35 (5k)


The top five overall finishers by gender will receive a commemorative award.

Policies & Refunds

Transfers - Event transfers within 10 days of event are subject to a $15 transfer fee + the incremental increase in Fee. There are no entry fee refunds for transferring from a longer distance to a shorter distance. All transfers must be received in writing at craigthompson@greenswell.com.


Worthington Hills Park is located off SR 315 behind the Olentangy Valley Shopping Center. If mapquesting, use the Hills Market address of 7860 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43235. The park is south of Hills Market in the shopping center.