TLS Alpaca Trot

Sat November 14 - Mon November 16 Directions
Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023


We sold out of our original order of shirts, and will do a second order after the race.  These shirts will be available towards the end of November, beginning of December for pickup

Join The Learning Spectrum (TLS) and Learning 4 Life Farm for the second annual TLS Alpaca Trot to benefit Learning 4 Life Farm job training for autism. This year the event is bigger and better with a 1 mile trail walk/run AND a 5k trail walk/run at beautiful Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Ohio. Kids, families, walkers and runners welcome! Invite your family and friends to sponsor you to help us build our job training farm for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. And don’t forget your custom-made TLS Alpaca Trot T-shirt, designed by a TLS student on the autism spectrum in our annual T-shirt Design Contest. 5k registration fee includes a T-shirt, and 1 mile participants can order a T-shirt as an add-on. Please note, we are planning an in-person event with a virtual option, but may go fully virtual if required for COVID safety.

We are very excited to offer an in-person event with a virtual option! Thank you to Licking Parks District for hosting this event. 

We will have the following safeguards in place as recommended by the Licking County Health Department, to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Staggered start time windows, and we ask that participants wait in their cars until close to their race time.
  • Masks are required for all participants, volunteers and spectators, to be worn except while doing the walk/run course - please keep masks on until you cross the starting line, and put your masks back on as soon as you cross the finish line.
  • Race spectators are limited, and no spectators at the finish line. Spectators are required to wear masks and stay 6 feet from other individuals or family units. 
  • NO DAY-OF OR IN-PERSON REGISTRATION - registration is online only, and bib and t-shirt packet pickup will take place the week leading up to the event.
  • Individually packaged post-race water and snacks for participants.

Please stay home the day of the event if you are feeling sick or have a temperature. 

Start Time Details:

We will have start time windows as follows:

  • 11am-11:20am
  • 11:20am - 11:40am
  • More to be added as needed

You may proceed to the starting line anytime in your window, and individuals/family groups will be released over the starting line every few minutes within their event start time window. 

Results will be posted on the race website and emailed to all participants.

Race Packet Pickup Details:

THERE WILL BE NO RACEDAY REGISTRATION -- all participants must register online in advance. Packets with bibs, race details and t-shirts will be available for pickup as follows:

  • 3-6pm Weds. Nov 11. TLS Behavioral Health, 1277 Worthington Woods Blvd., Columbus OH 43085
  • 3-6pm Thurs. Nov. 12 Just WRITE Fine Paper & Stationery, 221 E Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
  • Thurs. - Fri. Nov. 12-13 9am-330pm - TLS Students and Staff may pick up their packets at their school sites - race coordinators will contact students and staff to schedule school site pickup.

The Learning Spectrum (TLS) provides educational and therapy services to preK-12th grade students on the autism spectrum in central Ohio. Learning 4 Life Farm is creating a 7-acre farm in Johnstown, Ohio with gardens and therapy alpacas to provide transition job training for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum, in partnership with TLS. Learning 4 Life Farm’s mission is to provide quality training for young adults on the autism spectrum and provide meaningful employment in the community upon completion of training. Come grow with us!


Middle school and high school students on the autism spectrum from The Learning Spectrum designed Tshirts and TLS staff, families and community members voted for their favorite design in our annual T-Shirt Design Contest! Congrats to the winning designer, Meghan. 5k registration fee includes a T-shirt, and 1 mile participants can order a T-shirt as an add-on. T-shirt orders will also be available for TLS staff and families through their school sites. Race participant T-shirts can be picked up on raceday, or, if the event goes virtual, we will mail you your T-shirt.


All 5k runner will get a shirt. Optional for 1 milers.

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Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023


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