Memorial Day is past , so we look to find excitement in the next summer holiday of the Fourth of July. Parma residents used to look forward to the annual fireworks at Tri-C West, but now we look to a new tradition:
The Fifth Annual Run/Walk for Pierogies will take place at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Features this year again include:
- The 5k run is chip timed and part of the Hermes Road Race Series.
- Register 3 or more from the same address for $50 (limit 3 t-shirts/goodie bags).
- Extra shirts may be purchased for $10. (Only available via the mail-in option.)
I also love how this year’s race is benefitting some many local charities:
- The Cuyahoga County Community College Scholarship Fund
- Parma Girl Scouts
- All Faiths Pantry
- Parma Animal Shelter
- American Cancer Society Parma Area Relay for Life
Day of race registration and packet pick up starts at 7:00AM. The 5K starts at 8:30 and the one mile option starts at 8:35AM. Afterwards you get to eat Parma’s finest pierogies from the race’s pierogi sponsor, Perla’s Homemade Delights — plus many other food options from many other kind local donors. Can’t beat the array of post workout fuel!
Online in-advance race registration is $20 for adults and $10 for children (prices increase on race day). You have until Friday, July 3 at 9AM to register online for the race… or you can enter to win a race entry to the July 5th race here on the blog! Enter at the Rafflecopter:
The fine print: You have until THIS SUNDAY, June 14th at 11:59PM to enter this giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget. A winner will be announced the next morning, probably on the Poise in Parma Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in the Greater Cleveland area, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the event on Sunday 7/5/15 — or pass along their prize to a friend who can.
Disclosure: Both images ℅ the race organizers. Being unable to attend this year’s race, I offered to run a giveaway for the 2015 Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies. The race organizers accepted, providing a race entry as a reader giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.