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NAMI Wood County AfterBurn

Fri October 1, 2021 Bowling Green, OH 43402 US Directions



6:30PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT

1 Miler

6:30PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT


**Event Postponed to Friday, October 7, 2021**

Raising Mental Health Awareness in Wood County

For over 30 years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wood County has continued to promote education, awareness, and advocacy throughout the community. 

On the evening of Friday, October 1st, 2021 at the Wood County Fairgrounds, we are hosting our annual AfterBurn event. The event features family-friendly games, a community resource fair, chili cookoff, 5K and 1-mile run/walk, and a “Lights in Memory” ceremony in honor of those that have lost their life related to mental health concerns. For further details, visit our website: website


Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. – Registration, Pack Pick-Up, & Family activities/tables open
6:30 p.m. – 1mi/5k Run start
6:30 p.m. – Chili Cook-off begins 
8:00 p.m. – Lights in Memory Ceremony
8:15 p.m. – Chili and 5K Awards Raffle Drawings


Same-Day Registration

Registration for the 5K or 1 miler is available the day of the event. Please plan to arrive early, at 5:30 pm. LImited tee shirt options will be available. 


Tee-Shirt, Chili Tasting, and Kids Meal

When you register for the 5K or 1 miler, you are also able to purchase the AfterBurn tee shirt, chili tastings, and a kid's meal. If you would like to purchase these items, but not a race registration choose the event "Chili Tasting and/or Tee Shirt Only." The event shows are free. After you select your purchase, the total will be updated. Shirts, chili tastings, and kid's meals are also available for purchase at the event. 


  • Tee Shirt - $15
  • Chili Tastings - $5 for 5, $10 for 10, and $15 for 15
  • Kid's Meal (hot dog, one scoop of mac and cheese, and cookie or brownie - $3

The deadline to order shirts is Thursday, September 17th


We hope to see you on October 1st!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Wood County Fair Grounds - 13800 W Poe Rd
Bowling Green, OH US 43402

Race Contact Info

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Become an AfterBurn Sponsor

We offer a variety of sponsorship levels providing different levels of recognition. See the below sponsorship levels, and sponsorship form for more details. Please feel free to call us at (419) 352-0626 if you have any questions about sponsorships or email



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