RunDay FunDay: Oberod 5K Trail Run & Splatter Dash™

November 2, 2014

One Day, Two Runs – All for a Great Cause

Benefiting Children & Families First

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The brand new OBEROD course is exactly 5 kilometers of off-road grass trails. This is, without question, one of the most challenging 5K courses on the east coast with its 400 foot elevation climbs and rolling ranges. There are sections of this course that you have to see to believe, but when you finish, you will feel like you have conquered a mountain. The start is a downhill 300 meters and the finish is on the plush green lawn of the backyard of the historic OBEROD mansion.

Splatter Dash: Approx. 2.0 miles of off-road grass trails with rolling ranges, some inclines and 7 COLOR STATIONS.The COLOR-SPLATTERED FINISH is on the plush green lawn of the backyard of the historic OBEROD mansion.

Click here for more information and to register.


Children’s Programs

Free Monthly Children’s Bird Walk

Monthly Children’s Bird Walks are designed to introduce children ages 3 to 12 to birding by gentle instruction from an expert birder.  These walks are led by Holly Merker, a local children’s nature educator and expert birder. Refreshments provided after the walk. Registration required. Click here to get the details.

Cost: Free

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Click and Pick—There’s Lots Happening All Season Long



Delaware State Parks Adventure Race Series

Down and Dirty Mud Run


Gibbons Outdoor Adventure Leadership School (GOALS adventure racing)

Liberty Sports

Make Break (adventure racing)

Wilmington Trail Club

West Chester Running Club

Fast Tracks (West Chester)

Valley Forge Striders

DE Trail Spinners (Mountain Biking)

PA Races (complete list of running/walking events)

Local Hikes/Nature Preserves

Delaware Nature Society

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources