GET YOUR CAVEMAN ON FOR A WILD RUN! – Foundation for Geauga Parks co-presents 11th annual Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run

Stretch your hairy legs at the Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk and join a new collaboration of cave clans to celebrate 11 years of running together! For the first time in 2022, the Foundation for Geauga Parks joins Geauga Park District to raise money for a great cause: an exciting new play-and-learn feature at Frohring Meadows in Bainbridge Township.


Early registration, just $20, is now open at for the 11th annual Caveman Crawl – a trail-pounding, heart-pumping, costume-wearing, all-ages athletic event to be held Sunday, June 12, at The West Woods in Russell Township. The first 250 registrants get a race T-shirt, too! Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race itself steps off at 9 a.m., with some free food and awards afterwards. Feeling especially fun and festive? Don your finest prehistoric garb for a chance to win a special handcrafted Best Costume award in youth or adult categories!


Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Run

Sunday, June 12, 2022, in The West Woods

Registration 7 AM

Costume Contest 8:30 AM

Race Start 9 AM

Caveman garb encouraged!


Caveman Crawl 5K participants follow a course of primarily well graded dirt and gravel with minimal pavement running. Run it, walk it, or opt to walk the 1-Mile Fun Walk course through the woods, with all funds benefiting the new Pollinator Garden and Nature Play area under construction this summer in Geauga Park District’s Frohring Meadows. Together, we will help protect habitats for our important pollinating species and create nature play for our little cave-kids. Learn more about the Pollinator Program at


Race details, a course map, photos from years past, and more can also be found at Race timing is managed by GCXC Race Timing and Management.


The Foundation for Geauga Parks and Geauga Park District are grateful for the continued support and sponsorship of Preston Superstore, Kinetico, and Mary Beth O’Neill of Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Northeast. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Foundation for Geauga Parks or visit the Caveman Crawl link.


The West Woods is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell Township. Overflow parking with a free shuttle to the park will be available at ASM International, also on Route 87. With questions, please call 440-564-1048.


The Foundation for Geauga Parks an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit that raises funds to support all parks in Geauga County. Its mission is to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County. Learn more from the Foundation office at 440-564-1048, or


For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.


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