Fall for forest hill 5k run/walk (USATF CERTIFIED Course)

Race Day Check-In on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Race Begins at 9:00 a.M. Walk Starts at 9:05 A.M. Special kids' event at finish

Experience spectacular fall colors on a unique and scenic course winding through historic Forest Hill Park.

The 2nd Annual Fall for Forest Hill 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The start and finish line will begin at Forest Hill Park, adjacent to the Cleveland Heights Community Center at 1 Monticello Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Date:  Sunday, October 15, 2017. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Walk starts at 9:05 a.m.

Where:  Forest Hill Park, Picnic Shelter 2A & 2B. Parking lots located on Lee Blvd and Forest Hill Blvd. Both lots are North of Monticello and the Cleveland Heights Community Center (1 Monticello Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio).

Pre-Registration & Registration Information:

  • Race day check-in and start/finish is at Forest Hill Park, Picnic Shelter 2A & 2B.
  • $20 -  Early registration closes October 10. Race day registration $25. 
  • $10 -  Student (ages 11-17) registration closes October 10. Race day registration $15.
  • *New* $100 - Student (ages 11-17) registration for teams up to 12. Team registrations should be mailed-in to FHHO, Inc. (see below for details). Team registration closes October 6.
  • In-person registration on Sunday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. at Forest Hill Park, Picnic Shelter 2A & 2B.
  • Mail-in registration must be in by Friday, October 6, 2017.  Please make checks payable to: FHHO, Inc. Mail to: Forest Hill Home Owners, Inc., Attn: Fall 5K, 2419 Lee Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118-1206
  • Registration includes performance tee shirt and post race refreshments.

 5K runner awards include top overall female &male and the top overall female & male in each age category: 14 & under, 15-17, 18-24, 24-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65 and over (chip timed). Additional prizes for family fun runners and walkers!

 Features:  * USATF CERTIFIED Course * Race through scenic Forest Hill Park * One water stop * Refreshments and raffle following race * Parking available next to start and finish line * Awards * Wheelchair accessible * Stroller friendly *Race to benefit East Cleveland Parks Association * Spice Restaurant will be offering their legendary breakfast burritos for sale post-race at The Boathouse!

Course Map (click Here)

 For more information about participating in or sponsoring the race, contact the Fall for Forest Hill Race Organizers, Kate Lewis & Eileen Smotzer at: fallforforesthill@fhho.org.

East Cleveland Park Association

ECPA is a non-profit, volunteer association working to maintain and improve the East Cleveland portion of Forest Hill Park.

To date, ECPA has performed over $400,000 of work in Forest Hill Park. Examples of a few of our accomplishments include:

  • Building a new playground, with Jack and Jill of America, (that includes musical instruments).
  • Rehabilitating 4 baseball fields with the help of East Cleveland School Board.
  • Creating a new pond overlook by removing unwanted/unsightly brush and overgrowth, planting new flowering shrubs and installing a new picnic table, with the help of volunteers
  • Repairing three tennis courts.
  • Removing over 12 dead trees, with help of Metro-parks.
  • Painting and repairing benches and bleachers.
  • Installing a 600 foot underground electric line to provide electricity to the baseball announcer building.
  • Planting 12 flowering trees by the pond
  • Hosting 5 volunteer groups
  • Supporting an archeological dig at Rockefeller home site
  • As well as rescuing several abandoned animals.

2017 Sponsors

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