The Lake County YMCA will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk with Second Sole Mentor and Greater Cleveland XC on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 23rd, at the Central Y in Painesville beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Pumpkin pies will be awarded to the top finisher of each age group and the top overall 3 finishers. Top 3 finishers in each age group also receive awards. An additional prize will be awarded to the best dressed runners. Age groups are defined as: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
“Every year we have held the Turkey Day 5K, more runners choose to join us and work off a little extra before dinner. It’s a wonderful family and community race with close to 1500 participants expected. We are very excited about our partner sponsors this year, Greater Cleveland XC and Second Sole Mentor,” said Beth Horvath, Health & Wellness Director for the Lake County Central Y.
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. The race route will begin and end at the Lake County Central Y as it twists east through a bike path and Lake Erie College. Electronic timing will be available to runners. Pre-registration packet pickup begins at the Central Y on November 21st from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on November 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Race Fee is $25.00 per person through November 22nd and $30.00 per person on Race Day and includes a free t-shirt (No shirt guaranteed for registrations after November 13th). Pre-register online (Lake County YMCA), registration is accepted until the morning of the race.
For more information, contact Beth Horvath at [email protected].
About the Y
The YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Since 1866, the Lake County Y has engaged men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – with its diverse programs to deliver lasting personal and social change. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together to support their neighbors. For more information visit the Lake County Y online (Lake County YMCA) and follow us on Facebook.
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