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There is still time to embrace the challenge head-on and conquer Fort Hill with Cleveland Metroparks �Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K.�
The �Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk,� presented by Kaiser Permanente, is considered one of the most scenic races in Greater Cleveland. The race takes place on Saturday, June 8 at 9 a.m. at Big Cedar Point Picnic Area in Rocky River Reservation in North Olmsted. This �chip-timed� 3.1-mile Run/Walk starts on Valley Parkway and winds through the natural surface trails and climbs up the 135-stairs to Fort Hill - with a great view 90 feet above the Rocky River! The course continues down the back stairs and to the finish line.
�Our Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K is a lively race that is fun and challenging for runners of all skill levels. Beginners will enjoy the scenic views, while advanced runners will enjoy the dynamic terrain and sharp elevation changes,� said Wendy Weirich, Director of Outdoor Education.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female and the top three males and females in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.
Pre-registration is open until Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m. for $20. Late registration of $25 and packet pickup is from 2 to 7 p.m. at Rocky River Nature Center on Friday, June 7. Day-of registration and packet pickup on Saturday, June 8 is from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. on race day.
Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk is sponsored in part by Dick's Sporting Goods, Earth Fare and Hermes Cleveland.
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.
To register and for more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com, hermescleveland.com or call 440-734-6660.
Take the challenge and sign up now for the �Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk� in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!