The first John Blaine Worthington Classic will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Colonial Hills Elementary School athletics field.
The free, 1-mile race is open to all central Ohio runners in grades 1-6.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Staggered races begin at 9 a.m.
Blaine, Colonial Hills physical education teacher for more than 30 years, has been promoting character development through health and wellness to students in Worthington and beyond.
Sponsored by the Colonial Hills cross country team, the aim of the event is to celebrate running as a lifelong sport and to applaud children's healthy lifestyle accomplishments.
Pre-registration is open online at ColonialHillsSchool.com.
For more information or to register by phone, call 614-800-7966.