The 2010 Old Hilliardfest will feature the return of the 5-miler on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Center and Main Streets in Old Hilliard.

The 2010 Old Hilliardfest will feature the return of the 5-miler on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Center and Main Streets in Old Hilliard.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the 5-miler beginning at at 9:30 a.m. The race fee of $20 includes a T-shirt. Those who register prior to Sept. 1 will receive a $5 discount. Entrants may register by going online to oldhilliardfest.org.

The course is a loop of the festival site and then out and back on the Heritage Rails to Trails path. The turn around will be near Homestead Park. Aid stations will be located on the course and at the start/finish line.

Awards will be presented for the top three overall male/female finishers, and top two finishers in each of the age divisions: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60 and over.

The 200-yard dash for kids age seven and under and 1-mile run for youths between the ages of eight and 12 begin at 9 a.m. Awards will be given to the top three girls and boys in each race: age seven and under (200-yard dash) and age eight to 12 (1-mile). Entry fee is $2 and includes finisher ribbon and race bib number.

Volunteers are needed for the race-day registration and help on the course. To volunteer, contact Colroadrunners@aol.com.

"We are thrilled the 5-miler is returning to be a part of the Old Hilliardfest after a several year hiatus. This part of the event highlights the Rails to Trails which Hilliard has become known for," said Ed Daniel, organizer of the event.

In addition to the 5-miler on Saturday morning, local live band and headliner McGuffey Lane will entertain residents and visitors on Friday evening in downtown Hilliard at Main and Center Streets from 6 to 11 p.m. Live music on three stages, a juried art fair featuring over 40 artisans and a wide variety of mediums, including oil and watercolor paintings, games, great food and more are on tap for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.