Matt’s 5K Pursuit

Every April, we remember Matt Haverkamp during the month of his birthday and support Matt’s legacy with a 5K run / walk. Matt’s 5K Pursuit is held on the beautiful grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery – the perfect setting for quiet reflection and bringing together so many people in remembrance of Matt. All proceeds from Matt’s 5K Pursuit benefit The Matt Haverkamp Foundation, which helps support local police departments in and around the greater Cincinnati area by purchasing K9s and law enforcement equipment for them.

WE WILL BE USING CHIP TIMING AGAIN THIS YEAR FOR ALL RACE RUNNERS & RACE WALKERS! This year will mark the TWELFTH year for the annual Matt’s 5K Pursuit. This year’s 5K will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Spring Grove Cemetery. The race will begin at 9:00 AM with sign-in and T-shirt and race bib pick up beforehand from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM. After the 5K, stay with us throughout the morning for K9 demonstrations, refreshments, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards to the top chip-timed finishers. Awards for chip-timed Race Runners will be presented to the top 3 men and top 3 women in each division. Awards for chip-timed Race Walkers will be presented to the top 3 men and women overall.

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TWELFTH ANNUAL MATT’S 5K PURSUIT & KIDS’ FUN RUN

Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery (4521 Spring Grove Avenue | Cincinnati, OH 45232)

View this year’s event poster.

REGISTRATION
• Pre-registration to participate in Matt’s 5K Pursuit as a chip-timed Race Runner or Race Walker is $22 and includes a T-shirt.
• Pre-registration to participate in Matt’s 5K Pursuit Fun Walk (not chip-timed) is $20 and includes a T-shirt.
• Pre-registration to participate in the Kids’ Fun Run is $5 and includes a T-shirt.
• This year we are offering an opportunity to upgrade your T-shirt to a long sleeve shirt for an additional $20.

You may register for Matt’s 5K Pursuit and the Kids’ Fun Run as well as become a sponsor and make a personal donation online by visiting our Registration Spot / Racemine page or you may download the Participant Pre-Registration / Sponsorship / Personal Donations Form and mail it in with your payment by check.

Pre-registration prices are good through March 19, 2017. After that, there will be a late registration fee of $5 per person.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept payments by cash, check, and credit card. Payments made by credit card will incur a processing fee.

5K COURSE INFORMATION
• This year’s course for Matt’s 5K Pursuit can be viewed through MapMyRun.
• You can download the MapMyRun app for iPhone and Android.
• You can also download a course map for Spring Grove Cemetery that you can save and print.

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KIDS’ FUN RUN
The Kids’ Fun Run is open to all kids ages 10 or younger and will begin after the 5K. All registered kids will receive fun freebies and chances to win cool prizes. Registration is $5 and can be completed by downloading the Kids’ Fun Run Form and mail it in with your payment by check.

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Check out the 5K participant results from previous Matt’s 5K Pursuit events on our Past 5Ks Race Results page.

DIRECTIONS TO SPRING GROVE CEMETERY

FROM THE SOUTH (I-75 NORTHBOUND):
• Take I-75 North to Mitchell Avenue (Exit 6) and turn left onto Mitchell Avenue.
• Turn left onto Spring Grove Avenue (at third traffic light) and continue through two traffic lights.
• The Spring Grove Cemetery entrance will be on your the right.

FROM THE NORTH (I-75 SOUTHBOUND):
 Take I-75 South to Mitchell Avenue (Exit 6) and bear right at Mitchell Avenue.
• Turn left onto Spring Grove Avenue (at third traffic light) and continue through two traffic lights.
• The Spring Grove Cemetery entrance will be on your the right.