October 1, 2019 - 11:03am -- staubach.9

Thank you! That’s the message from Hamilton County 4-H after the wonderful turnout and support for the Cincinnati Buckeye Run supported by The KinderGarden School, Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County Farm Bureau and TriState Running Company.

The event was a great success attracting professional runners, 4-H members, families and 4-H alumni out to the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery. Joining Hamilton County 4-H this year was the Cincinnati Museum Center, who brought out microscopes for the youth to try out after the run.

“This year saw a respectable increase in attendance, greater excitement and a higher degree of professionalism than previous events. We were thrilled by support from the Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati Public Schools Pleasant Hill Academy who sent nine students, a teacher, a parent and a volunteer to participate,” said Tony Staubach, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.

This was the second year for the annual 4-H Fundraiser but the first year using the name Cincinnati Buckeye Run.

Greg Homan and his daughter have been traveling the state to run in a 5K in every county, they’ve been to 72 of Ohio’s 88 counties. They chose the Cincinnati Buckeye Run because Greg is a former 4-H Educator from Van Wert County and now serves as a Professor at Wright State University’s Lake Campus. Greg and his daughter were a welcome addition to this year’s Cincinnati Buckeye Run.

The Fisher family is a new Hamilton County 4-H family that came out to show support. Mrs. Fisher expressed a deep commitment to the environmental and agricultural education provided by 4-H. Mrs. Fisher is a teacher, animal advocate and dedicated mother.

Hamilton County 4-H is a program of The Ohio State University Extension and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In Hamilton County nearly 4000 youth are served annually through community clubs, school clubs and enrichment programs. Youth complete projects for exhibition at a local county fair. Members are judged by industry professionals and winners move on to the Ohio State Fair.

4-H projects are as rigorous as they are plentiful with youth exhibiting photography, cake decorating, community gardening, livestock husbandry, rocketry, robotics, leadership and more.

If you’re looking forward to participating in the 2020 Cincinnati Buckeye Run, mark your calendars for September 6th 2020! Registration opens July 15, 2020. For more info or to become an event supporter visit: https://hamilton.osu.edu/events/CincinnatiBuckeyeRun2020.