Series kicks-off with Earth Day 5K at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo April 22
Cleveland Metroparks today announced the return of the Cleveland Metroparks Race Series presented by CrossCountry Mortgage. The race and walk series features four unique races across Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and is designed to encourage exploration and exercise throughout the year.
The 2023 Cleveland Metroparks Race Series presented by CrossCountry Mortgage kicks-off with the Earth Day 5K
at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 22 at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is now available through April 17 and participants receive entry into the Zoo, refreshments, and a custom race shirt and finisher medal. A portion of the proceeds from the Earth Day 5K support green practices and sustainability efforts at the Zoo. Following the race, families can explore Party for the Planet at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a day-long Earth Day celebration with special programming for the whole family.
“We look forward to building on the success of the Cleveland Metroparks Race Series with CrossCountry Mortgage in its second year,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “These opportunities are a great way to challenge yourself to stay active, explore nature, enjoy the comradery among our park community and support a great cause.”
Additional races for the 2023 series include:
- Whiskey Island 5K on July 16: Explore the Whiskey Island Trail and Wendy Park Bridge to benefit Cleveland Metroparks K-9 unit.
- Future For Wildlife 5K on October 8: Help Cleveland Metroparks Zoo secure a future for wildlife by running for conservation efforts to protect animals in the wild.
- Veterans 5K on November 11: Walk or run through Edgewater Beach in honor of our nation’s veterans.
Pre-registration for each race is $30, or take the CrossCountry Mortgage challenge and sign up for all four races to save $20.
“We’re excited to step into year two of this race series. It encourages exploration of the places that make us proud to call Northeast Ohio home while benefiting our larger community – from supporting our Veterans, enhancing recreational opportunities, and building toward a more sustainable future,” said Laura Soave, Chief Brand Officer, CrossCountry Mortgage.
For more information and to sign up, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/EarthDay5K
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