Posted July 08, 2021 in Press Releases


Runners can race the sunset along the shore of Lake Erie during yearly fundraiser
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CLEVELAND Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) will host its fourth annual Sunset Sprint 5K/10K presented by The Illuminating Company on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park and organized by Hermes Road Racing.

This chip-timed race features the unique opportunity to run or walk at sunset along Cleveland’s scenic shore of Lake Erie at one of Cleveland’s most iconic parks. Making a second-year appearance, a 10K race option will be available for participants.

“Our annual Sunset Sprint 5K/10K race provides a great opportunity to run alongside one of Cleveland’s most stunning city views,” said David Gilbert, President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “The support of our partners at Hermes Road Racing and Cleveland Metroparks has been invaluable for our yearly fundraiser. We hope this event not only creates a chance for Cleveland runners to share a sunset but also showcases the impact sports has in our community.”

The 5K race route will run along the all-purpose trail at Edgewater Park’s lower and upper areas with the 10K option completing two loops of the 5K route.

The first 300 registered participants will receive a race t-shirt, official race bib, reusable event bag courtesy of The Shamrock Companies, reusable water bottle from Cleveland Water, a Honey Hut ice cream voucher and beverage voucher from Beverage Distributors to be used on site at the Edgewater Beach House post-event.

Participants will also receive chip-timed results and an on-site gear check compliments of The Shamrock Companies.

Online registration will be available until Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m. with prices ranging from $30-$35 for adults and $20-$25 for children, ages 14 & under.

Registration is also available on-site and during packet pick-up times which will take place at Edgewater Park – Lower Level on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 1 starting at 4 p.m. On-site registration will range from $35-$40 for adults and $25-$30 for children, ages 14 & under.

Awards will be provided to the top three male and female overall finishers and the top three finishers in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate. No strollers will be allowed on the course due to limited space. Sunset Sprint 5K/10K and Edgewater Park are dog friendly.

All proceeds from the Sunset Sprint 5K/10K will benefit local nonprofit, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

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