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Project Congo 5k

Race Details

Project Congo 5k

: Run 3.1 Miles
Race Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Entry Fee: 15$/25$
Location: Payne Recreation Center
Address: 3800 Main Street
City/State/Zip: Dayton, Ohio 45439
Country: USA
Race Website:
Printable Entry:

Come run or walk for your health and at the same time help bring health and hope to victims of crisis in the Congo!
Schedule of Events

9:00 AM  Registration opens
9:40 AM    Zumba to African Beat lead by Necy
10:00 AM    Run/ Walk starts
11:30 AM
Awards Ceremony
11:45 AM    African music, dancing and cultural events.
1:00   PM    Event Conclusion
Course Information:

Flat and fast!
New Historical Course for 2014!
This years course will take the runners to the site of the Wright Brothers Seaplane experiments from 1911-1914. After a half mile on the bikeway, runners will turn on Elter Drive, name for the J. Elter farm, where the Wright brothers  kept their seaplanes and conducted their test on the adjacent Great Miami River. The runners will then loop around the Moraine Airfield, which sits on the former farm site, and will house a museum dedicated to the seaplane in the near future. Run on the grounds where the Wright brothers actually worked on their protype seaplanes.
On your way back to the Payne, look around at the residential neighborhood called Miami Shores. This eclectic and sometimes whimsical collection of small cottages and houses sprung up during World War Two, as workers migrated from the south to the Dayton area, to take the many factory jobs which bolstered the war effort. These worker were true "do it yourselfers" and their creativity is evident in the variety of styles and building materials used to construct the dwellings.
Once back at the Payne, be sure to check out the Wright Seaplane display in the lobby.

Course Map
Run Course Map


Directions: From I-75 take Exit 47 towards Moraine/Kettering. Bear left on OH-741/Springboro Pike. After .2 miles turn left on Main St/Sellars Rd. Go 1.4 miles and turn left into Payne Recreation Center parking.

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