Runners, joggers and walkers will soon celebrate Mom on her special day.
The third annual Mother’s Day 5K, a fundraiser and “friendraiser” for the Metro Parks Foundation, is Sunday, May 11 at 8 a.m., at Munroe Falls Metro Park, 521 S. River Rd., Munroe Falls. Advance registration, ending April 25, is $20/person for ages 15 and up. Day-of registration is $30/person. All participants 14 and under are free, but they must register.
The stroller-friendly course travels twice around the scenic lake. Timing is provided by North Coast Multisports, and awards will be given to the top two finishers in several categories. The event will be held rain or shine.
Support for the Mother’s Day 5K is provided by: Stifel Financial; Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, LLP; and Akron Life Magazine. Friends of Metro Parks will host a make-a-sign station to help young spectators cheer on their favorite participants.
For more information, visit summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065. To register online, visit active.com and search for Mother’s Day 5K.
The Metro Parks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that furthers the goals and mission of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County. The Foundation accepts gifts and grants to support the park district’s educational, recreational and scientific initiatives.