Posted by Gabe Pytel
The Jefferson Rotary Club hosted their 8th annual Father's Day Dash 5k and Free Kids 1/4 Mile Run on Sunday June 16th. This was one of their biggest turnouts yet with over 130 registered runners! 
Runners and walkers took to the lovely streets of Jefferson on a beautiful Sunday morning. There was a course change and runners were able to experience the Jefferson Historic Depot along the 5k route. The course also featured a peek at some of historic homes and churches in town as well as the Ashtabula County Courthouse with the beautiful fountain. 
All participants received a commemorative mug or T-shirt plus a voucher for a free cup of our Famous Ham and Bean Soup during the Covered Bridge Festival.
It was another fun and successful event for the Jefferson Rotary Club thanks to an increase in participants and all of the wonderful local sponsors and community members.
The Platinum Sponsors this year Loudermilk Montrose Power Sports and Jefferson Dental Group were featured on the Kids Dash T shirts!
Gold Sponsors this year were Clorice Dlugos McDowell Homes Real Estate, Jefferson Milling Co, Heritage Mini Storage and Victory Toyota of Ashtabula County.
The Silver Sponsors were Jefferson Mini Storage, and the Licate's Jefferson Diner.
The Bronze sponsors this year were Bissell Maple Farm, Ken Forging, Barb Schaab County Recorder,  The Refindary Vintage Market, Lake Erie Crematory,  Jefferson License Bureau, Chip Ashcraft  of Altmyer Trailer Sales, Julie Stainfield at Mad Hatter Adventures , The Lantern Beverage, King Luminaire,  JR Hofstetters Jewelry, The Burkholders, and Jane Timonere Law Office.
Special Thanks goes to Jefferson AutoZone for the car wash bucket to raffle. Northeastern Communication for the use of walkie talkies, Metal Massage for the water and snacks, Stasny Road Racing for the professional timing, Jefferson Police Department for keeping us safe and all of Rotarians volunteering, donating and helping things run smoothly!
5k Runners Ready!

Kids Dash - Runners on Their Mark!
Jefferson Rotary Volunteers