FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Join Cleveland Metroparks for a day of health and wellness
ranging from running, walking, jumping jacks, yoga, health
screenings, and learning how to eat healthier.
On Saturday, June 9, Cleveland Metroparks new �Healthy People,
Healthy Planet Fair & 5K Run/Walk� event takes place from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Cedar Point Picnic Area in Rocky River
Reservation in North Olmsted.
Kicking off the morning, runners and walkers can enjoy the 5K
Run/Walk at 9 a.m. featuring one of the most scenic courses in
Greater Cleveland that includes the 135 stairs to Fort Hill - with
a great view 90 feet above the Rocky River!
Runners and walkers can register online at "http://www.hermescleveland.com/">www.hermescleveland.com.
Pre-registration is open until Friday, June 8 at 9 a.m. for
$20. Late registration of $25 and packet pickup is on Friday,
June 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Rocky River Nature Center. Day-of
registration and packet pickup on Saturday, June 9 is from 8 a.m.
to 8:50 a.m. on race day at the event site.
The fitness trend continues with Cleveland Metroparks attempt to
break the Guinness Book of World Record for the �Largest Group of
People doing Jumping Jacks� at the same time for one-minute which
begins at 10:15 a.m. The record for the most people star
jumping (jumping jacks) simultaneously is 1,157 achieved by
students at Mamie Fay School in New York, New York on October 12,
The Guinness record attempt participation is free and interested
jumping jackers can pre-register by emailing "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
their name, address, city, state, zip, and number of people
attending the Guinness Book of World Records attempt (add �Guinness
World Record' in the subject line of the email).
Check-in and day-of registration for the Guinness Record attempt
is from 8 to 10 a.m. The staff from Fitworks will get
everyone loose and stretched out from 10 to 10:15 a.m. and the
attempt is at 10:15 a.m.
Plus, event-goers can enjoy the �Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Fair� from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Fairview Hospital
booth for a health screening, learn the ins-and-outs of container
gardening, discover how rain barrels can improve your garden with
Rocky River Watershed Council, and more. �Dig up' information
from Cleveland Metroparks Health Awareness Committee on local
farmer's markets and recreation opportunities within Cleveland
Metroparks, and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
(NOACA) booth will focus on air and water qualities in Northeast
Ohio, and more.
Refreshments will be available, and adults, ages 21 and over,
can purchase beer at the �Beer Garden.�
Healthy Planet, Healthy People Fair & 5K Run/Walk is
sponsored by Earth Fare, Fairview Hospital, Fitworks, Renewal by
Andersen, and Cleveland Magazine.
Big Cedar Point Picnic Area is located off Valley Parkway in
Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North
Olmsted. Suggested parking is at Rocky River Nature Center,
Little Cedar Point Picnic Area and Frostville Museum.
For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit "http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/">www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
With a little over a month to go, there's still time to train
for the �Healthy People, Healthy Planet 5K Run/Walk� in
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!