About Us

The Bulldog Blast 5K is a family friendly run/walk sponsored by the Batavia High School Cross Country Team. Current and past Batavia Cross-Country coaches, runners, and families of runners as well as interested community members work each year to make this event a success. Proceeds benefit Batavia Athletics as well as an annual scholarship for a Batavia High School Cross Country Runner or other athlete.

Our Mission:

To promote a love of running in the community as well as raise funds to provide a scholarship to a Batavia High School Senior Cross-Country runner or other athlete.

Our Vision:

To host an event that runners, walkers and aspiring runners and walkers look forward to each year in Batavia.

Upon completion of the merging of all Batavia Local School District campuses to 1 Bulldog place, we hope to have a race that will showcase our beautiful schools and provide a fun event for current students, families and alumni to participate in and enjoy.

Our Goal:

To raise at least $1000 annually to award to an athletic scholarship. Additional funds raised will allow for more scholarship opportunities and provide for the needs of the growing Cross-Country program.

Previous Scholarship Recipients:

2018 Graduate Nathan DeRose pursued a major in Sports Management at Ohio University where he joined several clubs and traveled to Dallas to shadow members on the Cowboys sales team. Nathan credits his discipline and time management skills from BHS Cross Country to what he is accomplishing today.


2017 Graduate Dylan Young was our 1st Scholarship Recipient. After high school he studied Pre-Med/Biological Studies at Northern Kentucky University and enlisted in the Army Reserves/Graduates. Dylan is a Nationally Certified E.M.T. Dylan is thankful to have all of his running experience to help get through boot camp and training!