This is the 3rd annual Jailbreak 5k, and we’re excited for another great event.The licking county historic jail is a landmark of our community and we’re so happy to share it with you and raise critical funds along the way!
The Event: The 3nd Annual Jail Break 5K Run & 1M Family Walk returns to downtown Newark, Saturday July 7th. The race course begins at the Licking County Historic Jail, and continues throughout the downtown landscape, returning to the Historic Jail for the finish. The cost per runner for the 5k is $30. Participants interested in the 1M walk pay just $10. Everyone receives a free tour of the jail, and 5K Runners also receive a free race t-shirt. Registered Walkers can purchase one for $$$. See firsthand the exciting rejuvenations occurring in downtown Newark while enjoying a run or walk in support of the those very efforts at the historic jail. Please join us 8:00 Saturday morning July 7thand be part of the movement!
Info regarding cause: The Licking County Governmental Preservation Society is hosting the race as part of their ongoing awareness and fund raising efforts in support of the Licking County Historic Jail. Since its opening in 1889, this jail has been an architectural gem in Licking County. It is the Licking County Governmental Preservation Society’s sincere hope and desire to bring the Historic Jail new life through historically accurate renovations. Any events conducted, such as the 5k, directly benefit this effort.