Think this 5K is hard? Cavemen did it in mammoth skin shorts and bare feet!
Geauga Park District’s Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run is in its fifth year! Once again, online, drop-off and mail-in registration is now open for the event, which will be held Sunday, June 14, at The West Woods in Russell Township.
Just over 3.1 miles of hilly, well-graded dirt and gravel await you, including portions of Ansel’s Cave Trail, known for its beautiful Sharon conglomerate rock outcroppings – not to mention the forest views and wildlife just around the bend!
How can you know this course is a keeper? The fourth annual race drew a record-breaking 417 running and walking participants! Plus, wear your prehistoric garb and stand to win handcrafted awards for best costumes in youth and adult categories.
Race winners, chip-timed by Greater Cleveland XC, will also take home hand-crafted awards in the top three places overall, as well as the top three places in nine different age groups in both male and female categories. (Of course for cavemen, timing didn’t actually matter – winning meant beating that saber-toothed tiger on their heels!)
Race time is 9 a.m.; registration is from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; costume judging begins at 8:30 a.m.; and free food and awards will follow.
All ages are welcome. Visit http://bit.ly/gpdcaveman for the official registration form and online registration link. Registration is $20 postmarked by June 8 or online, $25 on race day. A free 2015 race day T-shirt is guaranteed for the first 250 to register, so don’t delay!
All proceeds from this race benefit the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure, which funds youth programming in the parks, including summer camps for youth entering grades 5 through 10.
The Geauga Park District is grateful for the generous sponsorship of University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Fairmount Minerals, Paul Davis Restoration, Junction Auto, Geauga Park District Foundation, Sunrise Springs, Kinetico and the Geauga Family YMCA.
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