Registration is now open for the second annual Cleveland Metroparks & Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail 5K, taking place Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019! Participants in this 5K fun run and walk will enjoy some of the newest trails connecting Cleveland’s downtown neighborhoods and will experience some of the best views of the Cleveland skyline and Cuyahoga River that the city has to offer. Last year, more than 500 people participated! All ages are welcome. 100% of 5K registration proceeds benefit the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of the Cleveland Foundation, which helps the Metroparks conserve natural resources through land and wildlife stewardship and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages.
The 5K Route
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; it 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.
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. 100% of the proceeds from the 5K registration will benefit the Emerald Necklace Endowment Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. Learn more about the fund here.
Race Day Details & Fun
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.