Save when you sign up in advance!
Adult registration is $20 online and $15 for participants 11 years old and under until midnight on Friday, Sept 21. Registration online and on-site 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 regsitration go to the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. More information on the Endowment Fund can be found here.
Participants will receive a Centennial Trail 5K event t-shirt and access to the Centennial Trail 5K after party at Merwin’s Wharf from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy live music, light snacks and refreshments along the Cuyahoga River. Additional menu discounts will be available.
Event check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the run & walk will kick-off at 8:30 a.m.
The 5K fun run & walk 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 5K 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.
View the route
T-shirt sizes not guaranteed for registrations after September 10.
Cleveland Metroparks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would
like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria. Reasonable
accommodation can also be made. Please make a request at the time of registration but
no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. Contact us at
or at these telephone numbers.