A lot is happening around Reynoldsburg!


By Christine Bryant
Staff Writer

Though a busy summer is winding down, the city of Reynoldsburg will host several events for residents during the next few months.

Heroes for Heroes 5K

Both racers and volunteers still are needed for the annual Heroes for Heroes 5K Obstacle Team Challenge.

The event, which raises funds for Hope for the Warriors, will take place from 7-11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Civic Park, 6800 Daugherty Drive.

The race consists of teams of two to four members, costing $60 per team. The majority of the course is back in the wooded area of Civic Park and racers can expect to get muddy. There are also obstacles along the way, including a river crossing, an Israeli sled pull, an 8-foot wall and a mud pit.

Michelle Brennan, spokesperson for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, says volunteers are needed as route guides and to help with checking in participants and manning water stations.

To volunteer or for more information about signing up, call (614) 322-6806.

Tomato Cup Challenge

The 8th annual Tomato Cup Soccer Challenge will take place Sept. 17 and 18 at Civic Park.
The tournament features teams not only from central Ohio, but from throughout Ohio as well, said Lee Jeffers, president of the Alliance Soccer Club, which hosts the event.

“We expect to have over 100 teams again this year,” he said.

The organization uses proceeds from the tournament to offset player fees within the club.
“Additionally, we have donated a portion of the proceeds toward fundraising events held by both the Raiders boys and girls soccer programs at the high school,” Jeffers said. “The success of the Tomato Cup has allowed us to keep our player fees low by supplementing the coaches’ fees from the tournament proceeds.”

Registration for the Tomato Cup is now open, with an application deadline of Aug. 31.

“It’s a fun, exciting, busy, hectic and tiring weekend for our teams and families, but a weekend that we look forward to every year,” Jeffers said.

Mother-Son Halloween costume dance

Moms and sons will want to start planning the perfect costume now, as the city’s 2nd annual Mother-Son Halloween Costume is just two months away.

This year’s event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive. Both residents and non-residents are invited to attend, though the target age group for the sons is pre-K through grade 6, Brennan said.

The event will include pizza, dessert, party favors and other surprises. Cost is $33 per couple for residents, and $43 for non-residents. Additional children are $12 each.

Register at Reynoldsburg City Hall or by going to bluesombrero.com.

Low cost rabies vaccinations

Franklin County Public Health will offer a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs and cats from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive.

Rabies vaccinations cost $5, and no appointments are necessary.

The clinic will offer dog licenses as well, though residents applying for these must reside in Franklin County, Brennan said.


It’s never too early to mark the family calendar.Reynoldsburg’s trick-or-treat will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


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