Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Challenge 1/2 Marathon & 4-Mile Walk/Run

April 17, 2016

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Celebrate Earth Day and keep yourself and your world healthy, goals that go hand-in-hand.

The Brown Family Environmental Center at Kenyon College is proud to host the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival!  Earth Day is celebrated the world over to support the protection and healthy maintenance of the the environment.  The Earth Day Festival celebrates healthy living for ourselves and our world—two goals that go hand-in-hand.

The Earth Day Festival is held every year at the Kenyon Athletic Center, located at 222 Duff Street, Gambier.  The FREE event will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and includes:

  • Over 90 exhibitors and vendors
  • Kid's activity zone, including Crunch Out Obesity demo with United Way
  • Live music by Goslee Reed and Kean
  • Farm market vendors & live farm animals
  • Local artisans offering up-cycled products
  • Free health screenings
  • Local food concessions by AVI, Kenyon's local food partner
  • Raffle to WIN A BICYCLE from Y-Not Cycling!
  • Earth Day 1/2 Marathon & 4-Mile Walk/Run finish line

A For more detail about all that the Earth Day Festival has to offer, visit the official website.

Under the banner "Healthy People, Healthy World," the Earth Day Festival is unique in that it features both environmental and health-related exhibitors.  You will come away from this event knowing just how these seemingly unrelated topics are in reality very much linked.

One way we can keep ourselves and our planet healthy is to purchase products made from recycled material.  This helps to clear the air by reducing pollution caused by manufacturing new products.

Bike It!

New this year is Bike It!  Visitors are encouraged to bike do something good for themselves and the planet by riding their bike to the Earth Day Festival!  The Knox County Park District will help launch your ride from the C. A. & C. Depot (501 South Main Street, Mount Vernon), and will give away helmets to the first 30 kids.  The 4-mile ride from the C. A. & C. Depot to the Earth Day Festival takes visitors along the scenic Kokosing Gap Trail.  All participants will receive cinch-sacks donated by the YMCA and water bottles donated by the Kenyon Book Store.

No bike?  No problem!  Event sponsor Y-Not Cycling will offer bike rentals (for a small donation) from the C. A. & C. Depot while they last!

For festival information, please call (740) 427-5052, or e-mail [email protected]

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Earth Day Challenge 1/2 Marathon & 4-Mile Run/Walk

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with your feet?  Participants of all abilities are invited to walk, run, or do a little of both.  Whether you're up to the challenge of a 1/2 Marathon or prefer a milder 4-mile race, this event will take you through historic Gambier and Kenyon College Campus, and some of Ohio's most scenic countryside along the Kokosing Gap Trail.

Start time is at 8:00 am.  For more information about the race and registration, visit, or contact Amanda Krampf at [email protected]