Race For Grace Returns for 2022

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The annual Thanksgiving Day ‘Race For Grace’ 5K run will return to downtown Zanesville after being scuttled due to Covid-19. This year’s event has added Rotary as a sponsor and Race for Grace Chairperson Matt Schreiber explained the significance the event will bring to the community.

“This year the Rotary has decided to partner with Eastside and Grace Church to put on the Race for Grace to try to help make it bigger and better. We will benefit also for our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds as well as continue to benefit Eastside’s food pantry,” Schreiber said.

The Rotary’s Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program supplies school age kids in need with food and books during extended breaks from school.

“This event will be taking place on Thanksgiving morning, nine o’clock at Grace Church, just downtown Zanesville,” Schreiber said. “So it’s a good opportunity for those individuals who are cooking in the kitchen to get the rest of the family out of the kitchen, out of their hair so they can come down and enjoy a nice event to support the community and have a good time.”

Entry fee is $30 for race participants and they can register at To help sponsor the event you can email Schreiber at or by calling (740) 252-1925.

Matthew Morris
Matt joined WHIZ in 2014 as a part-time radio board operator. In 2018, he graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda program where he earned an Outstanding Entrepreneurship award for his Photo-Journalism work at area speedways. Matt is a native of Morgan County who is familiar with the layout and history of Southeastern Ohio.