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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.

Sundays through May 19

Healthy Kids Running Series, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cobblestone Park, on Cobblestone Drive in Cobblestone subdivision, Medina. Ages 2 to 14. Cost is $35 for entire five-week series, non-refundable. Weekly through May 19, second week meets on a Saturday. More information and registration at

Saturday, April 27

Water Tower District 5k Historic Hustle, 7:45 a.m., North Elmwood Avenue between W. Friendship Street and W. North Street, one block north of city hall, Medina. Run and walk benefits Water Tower District Historic Neighborhood Association. Registration and packet pickup, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., race starts 9 a.m. Adult, $25; ages 12 and younger, $10. Children must be accompanied by adult. Pre-register online at

Sunday, April 28

Step Up to Prevent Suicide Community Walk; noon, registration; 1 pm., walk begins. For more information, contact Gail Houk, 330-764-3607, or donate or register at

Friday, May 3

Medina City Schools Foundation Run.4.Fun, 5:30 p.m., Medina High School, 777 E. Union Street, Medina. Enter B3 Doors, registration is in hall by gym. 5:30 p.m. registration and packet pickup. Runs start at 7 p.m. Benefits MCSF to help students. Fun Run, 1 Mile Run, 5k Run or Walk. Sign up by April 22 to guarantee shirt. More information at

Saturday, May 18

9th Annual Dave Hopkins Bookin’ 5k Run and Fun Walk, 8 a.m. Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Registration at 8 a.m., run and walk start at 9 a.m. Scavenger hunt at 9:15 a.m. All welcome. For prices and registration, go to

Saturday, May 25

6th Annual Medina Half Marathon and 5k, 6:45 a.m., 93 Public Square, Medina. Half marathon, walk,relay start at 6:45 a.m. The 5k starts at 7 a.m. Benefits Stand Up for Downs and Mary Grace Memorial Foundation. NO day of race pick-up. Expo and bib pick-up is May 24, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Summa Health Center at Lake Medina, 370 Medina Road, Medina. Pricing and registration at     

Saturday, June 1

StAR4Life 5k/1 Mile Run and Walk; 7 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m., 5k and 1 mile,  St. Ambrose Parish, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Benefits cancer research and cancer care. For pricing and registration, go to

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

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

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,