**Save the Date for the next 5K Run & Walk for the Kids!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 Cleveland Christian Home held its 27th Annual 5K Run & Walk for the Kids at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. The event raised over $50,000 to benefit children and families in crisis.
This event is made possible by Presenting Sponsor, Kelly Price and National Automotive Experts. Their continued support and invaluable contributions helped to make the 2016 5K Run & Walk for the Kids a great success!
A cool and damp morning greeted over 500 runners, walkers, board members, staff and volunteers as they came out to support the children and families served by CCH. The 5K run participants enthusiastically faced the Zoo’s challenging course, including “the hill” and ran their race with pride and determination. Shortly after the start of the race, two hundred people of all ages and abilities began their own 5K Walk.
The Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog, members of the Cav’s Scream Team kept the crowd entertained and energized throughout the morning. They were seen everywhere posing for pictures, horse playing with kids, demonstrating their acrobatic skills, dancing to the music of Jared Plotts of Forest City Trivia, and of course leading the cheers for all of our runners.
There were many other activities and attractions that added to the day’s festivities. Pat Catan’s generously provided and assisted youngsters with craft projects. Another popular attraction was the photo & video booth where commemorative photos were taken. We also had a visit from CSU’s Viking Magnus who helped celebrate the morning. The event ended on a high note with runners’ awards, a special drawing for Power Beats by Dr. Dre Earbuds for top fundraisers and door prize giveaways.
Check out more pictures on our Facebook page!
Race results can be found by clicking here.
Special thanks go out to Seneca Label for Sponsoring a Team and to other generous donors for their support with gifts in-kind. The following individuals and businesses helped provide food, supplies and door prizes:
African Safari Wildlife Park
Akron Fossils & Science Center
Amazone Family Center
Charles Scott Salons & Spas
Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Lazer X Treme
Old Carolina Barbeque
Salon Lofts, Master Stylist, Lisette Ocasio
The Jump Yard