Forest Hill 5K run/walk set for Oct. 15

The second annual Fall for Forest Hill 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15. The race, to benefit the East Cleveland Parks Association, offers participants an opportunity to experience spectacular fall colors on a unique and scenic USATF-certified course, winding through historic Forest Hill Park.

The race will begin and end at Forest Hill Park, adjacent to the Cleveland Heights Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd.

Race-day check-in time is 8 a.m., at picnic shelter 2A and 2B. The chip-timed race will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will start at 9:05.

5K runner awards will include the top overall female and male, and the top overall female and male in each age category: 14 and under; 15–17; 18–24; 24–34; 35–44; 45–54; 55–64; 65 and over.

There will be additional prizes for family fun runners and walkers, and a special kids’ event at the finish. The course is wheelchair accessible, and stroller friendly.

Post-race, there will be refreshments and a raffle, and Spice Restaurant will offer its breakfast burritos for sale at the boathouse.

Registration includes a performance T-shirt and refreshments. Early registration, $20, closes Oct. 10. Race-day registration is $25. For students, ages 11–17, early registration is $10, and race-day registration is $15. Students can also register in teams of up to 12 participants, for a $100 fee. Team registration closes on Oct. 6, and should made by mail (see details below).

For additional information on the race, and to register online, visit To register by mail, send a check payable to FHHO Inc. to Forest Hill Homeowners Inc., Attn: Fall 5K, 2419 Lee Blvd., Cleveland Heights, 44118-1206.

The deadline for all mail-in registrations is Oct. 6.

Eileen Smotzer and Kate Lewis

Eileen Smotzer and Kate Lewis are race organizers and board trustees for Forest Hill Home Owners Association.

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