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Run For It!

A list of runs and walks that benefit area non-profit organizations.

To have your run listed, send the information to at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early but there is too late.

Friday, June 21

Wadsworth Matchstick 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 6:15 p.m., Art Wright Stadium, 185 Grandview Avenue, Wadsworth. Shirts, gear check, live radio broadcast, chip times, food, live DJ, more. For pricing and to register, go to

Thursday, July 4

44th Annual Medina Twin Sizzler, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers. Numerous categories: 5k, 10k, 27-mile bike race, 1-mile fun run, more. DJ, refreshments, vendors, face painting. Registration and pricing at

Sunday, July 28

5th Annual Nate Vermote Run to Freedom, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. First 200 registered get shirt. For registration and pricing, go to

Sunday, August 4

Hope Still Lives 5k Run and Walk, 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Star Legacy Foundation, which provides stillbirth education, research, education, programming. All ages and pets welcome. For registration and pricing, go to

Friday, August 9

Medina Runs Down Cancer Series: Collin Cares Glow With the Flow 5k, 7:45 p.m. mile run kids and 8:15 p.m. 5k. Family friendly events, music, food. Glow in the dark “goodies.” For registration and pricing, go to

Saturday, September 7

Un Run: 0.5 mile Run/Walk, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. start times, start at either Sully’s Irish Pub, 117 W. Liberty Street, Medina, or Lager Heads Brewing Company and Tap Room, 325 W. Smith Road, Medina. Crazy costumes and teams encouraged. Benefits Summer Reading Game, youth literacy program. Fee of $40 includes one beer, carb station, T-shirt, race swag and medals. Adults only. Register or sponsor at

Sunday, September 8

2019 Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk, 8 a.m. to noon, Public Square, Medina. Benefits Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Honors first responders and military in memory of 9/11. For registration and pricing, go to

Sunday, September 15

Medina Runs Down Cancer Series: Race With Grace 5k, 9 a.m., Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina. For registration and pricing, go to

Sunday, October 13

5th Annual Harry Potter Fun Run/Walk: Seek and Find the Snitch, 9 a.m. to noon, The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace, 109 W. Washington Street, Medina. Face painting, music, scavenger hunt. For prices and registration,