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5K’s and Races

There are plenty of opportunities to take part in a 5K, 10K, and fun runs in Findlay and Hancock County! In the warmer months there are races nearly every weekend, plus there are may that take place every year. See our event calendar for races that are coming up, and see our list below for our annual ones!  


Hancock Heart Walk
Clothin’ Trojans
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Cooper Tire 5-Miler and 5K


May Day 5K
NAMI Color Me Happy Run
Halt Hunger


Glow Run
Relay for Life


Vanlue Fest 5K


McComb Cookie Festival 5K
Light up the Knight
Up, Up, and Away 5K
“Give Cancer the Boot” Walk, Ride, and Run


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Pumpkin Run


Turkey Trot
After the PK’s 5K


Jingle Bell Jog

Nature Exploration: Mammals

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

What do river otters, coyotes, and skunks have in common? They are mammals. Visit the Richard S. “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center after school to explore the furs and skulls of these amazing animals and participate in the mammal fact scavenger hunt to earn a prize. Meet at Discovery Center, this free event is recommended for […]



Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 206 Broadway, Findlay-Hancock Co Public LIbrary, OH

Come craft with the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library on the last Wednesday of each month!  January's craft is Marbled Glasses There will be a $5 material fee at the door.  This craft will have to dry in the library overnight. Registration is preferred. Register by calling 419-422-1712 and ask for the reference desk or register […]


Let’s Dance! Workshop

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay, OH

Children in grades K-6 is open for all experiences and abilities in dance.  These Wednesday evenings workshops will dive into the magical and exciting world of dance! Together participants will be exploring movement through music, contemporary dance, and fun activities.   This multi-week workshop will begin on January 26 and take places on Wednesdays until […]


HPD Speaker Series: Lauren Sandhu

Riverbend Park 9250 TR 208, Findlay, OH

The Hancock Park District is proud to present a series of speakers this winter. Topics include history and nature. Join Lauren Sandhu, Watershed Coordinator with the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership, as she discusses how the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership is working to improve and maintain water quality throughout the six-county Blanchard River watershed in Northwest […]


Planetarium: Winter Sky

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

The weather outside might be cold, but our indoor planetarium is warm, so join us for a planetarium program about the winter night sky. Learn what planets and constellations can be seen this time of year so that you can spot them outside when the sky gets dark. Participants are required to sit on the […]


Toddler/Preschool Painting Class

Awakening Minds Art Studio 1640 Tiffin Ave., Findlay, OH

Experience art with your toddler/preschooler while getting them Kindergarten ready! Class includes a step-by-step painting while we work together on shapes, colors, counting, and much more! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Virtual Read for Life Tutor Training

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library 206 Broadway, Findlay-Hancock Co Public LIbrary, OH

Read for Life will be offering a virtual tutor training class all month long to train volunteers to be Read for Life tutors.  Potential adult volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and are asked to commit to one year or more of volunteering.  Volunteers must be literate, however, no professional training or […]

Little Hikes for Little Tykes: Hear Here

Oakwoods Nature Preserve 1400 Oakwoods Lane, Findlay, OH

Winter is the perfect time for a hike with your little one. Join us for a hike in Oakwoods Nature Preserve to hear what we can hear and see what we can see. Dress for the weather, since activities will take place outdoors. Meet at the Discovery Center Porch.  This free event is recommended for […]


Winter Wood Stove Cooking Class

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Sarah Fishel will be demonstrating how to measure, mix, and cook in cast iron. Butter will be churned on the stove for the biscuits that will be baked in the oven. The hens are still laying, so a hearty sausage omelet will be made, the old fashion way. This would be a good program for […]