Cleveland West Road Runners Starting A New Tradition

Cleveland West Road Runners Club (CWRRC), one of Cleveland's oldest running clubs, is sponsoring the inaugural running of the "Spring in the Park Women's only 10K" on Sunday April 19th at 8 a.m. starting at South Mastick Picnic Area in Rocky River Reservation. The event celebrates the active woman, with a fast course on the newly paved road.

Race director Joanna Brell enthusiastically stated, “The CWRRC Spring in the Park Women’s 10K means spring is here, so let’s go for a run”. While that may seem hard to fathom with this winter, the snow will be gone before you know it. Joanna went on to say, “The new Spring in the Park 10K creates a middle-distance race for women who love to run in the MetroParks, and brings together women runners of all ages and speeds who enjoy those early spring days in our Parks. A run in the park with girlfriends is one of the best ways I know of to welcome a new season.”

In addition to the race, there will be a happy hour at Second Sole (19341 Detroit Ave., Rocky River, OH 44116) with packet pick-up and registration on Friday April 17th from 5-8 p.m. featuring wine and finger foods from Grady's Fine Wines of Rocky River. Entrants will also get a 20% discount on shoes and apparel at Second Sole, a chance to meet up with fellow runners, and tips from yoga and fitness instructors.

The race is chip timed for accurate and timely results, and there will be refreshments at the end of the race. Awards include handmade necklaces for first place overall, master, and grand master winners. Additionally, there will be bracelets for the first four finishers in each age group.

Cost of the race is $40 through 4/18, and $45 on day of race 4/19; the first 300 registrants will get arm sleeves.

As is tradition for all CWRRC races, entrants 14 and under are free, but receive no swag.

More information, on-line registration, course map, and a .pdf file for mail in registration are available at:

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