All registration fees to benefit Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of the Cleveland Foundation
Registration is now live for Cleveland Metroparks & Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail 5K taking place Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Enjoy the newest urban trails connecting Cleveland’s downtown area neighborhoods along the route of the 5K fun run & walk.
The 5K begins at the trailhead near the Columbus Street bridge along Cuyahoga River’s Irishtown Bend and connects to the Scranton Peninsula segment of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail. The route then cuts north along a portion of the Towpath Trail. Towards the finish line, the route travels along the newest half-mile section of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail from River Road to Detroit Avenue in the West Bank of the Flats. Along the route, enjoy some of the best scenic views of the skyline and Cuyahoga River that the city has to offer.
“We are excited to build on the success of last year’s event and offer another opportunity for the community to connect with the Cuyahoga River and surrounding Irishtown Bend,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman. “The Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail Lake Link is part of an ever-evolving trail network that continues to expand connections and recreational opportunities.”
Register early and save! Adult registration is $20 online and $15 for participants 11 years old and under. On August 31, registration will increase to $25 for adults and $15 for youth. On-site registration is $30 the day of the race and $20 for participants 11 and under. Children under 2 are free. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the 5K registration will benefit the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. The Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund generates annual income that helps Cleveland Metroparks conserve natural resources through land and wildlife stewardship, provide outdoor recreation for all ages, and facilitates recreation opportunities for all ages.
“In our first year, we had more than 500 people register to experience this incredible new natural asset for our community,” said Michael Murphy, Cleveland Foundation Chief Marketing Officer. “We are excited to once again partner with Cleveland Metroparks on this event that continues to build on our shared legacy of conservation and activation of the incredible green spaces throughout Greater Cleveland.”
Event check-in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run & walk will kick-off at 8:30 a.m. All participants receive a Centennial Trail 5K event t-shirt, medal and access to the Centennial Trail 5K after party at Merwin’s Wharf from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy live music by Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip, light snacks and refreshments along the Cuyahoga River.
Register online today at clevelandmetroparks.com/5K
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