Mantua – Be a part of this year’s 5K Run/Walk or 1M Fun Walk at St. Joseph’s Annual Ox Roast Fair!!! Race will take place on Saturday, July 16th. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. in front of the church and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Out & back course begins at St. Joe’s, heads down St. Joseph Blvd. to Pioneer Trail, onto Bowen Rd. to St. Rt. 82 & back to the church (Fun Walk takes place on church grounds).

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and the top 3 in the following age groups: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.

Features include water stops, timers, t-shirts (first 150 registrations), and refreshments. Pre-registration fee is $16.00 by July 13, 2016. Race day registration is $20.00. Registration forms are available in the church narthex, by clicking on the link on the parish’s Ox Roast web page (, or on the website of race coordinator, HMA Promotions (

Race coordinators are seeking support for this race from various businesses and groups throughout the area. What a wonderful opportunity to have your name or business seen by 100’s of participants and fair-goers. For a donation form, please visit the link above, contact race coordinators, Brian & Jenn Hirsch, or stop by St. Joseph’s Parish Office.