Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Please join Elk & Elk as we support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland’s annual Race for Kids & Wellness Festival on Sunday, June 29 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

The 5k race and 1 mile walk/fun run raises funds to support more than 8,000 at-risk Cleveland youth. Free zoo admission is included in your registration costs, providing a fun, healthy day for the entire family.

The Wellness Festival will have fun activities for the whole family, including music, arts & crafts, and a balloon clown. Not ready to run a 5k? – A family registration rate is available for the 1 mile walk/fun run.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Schedule of Events

BGCC Race For Kids and Wellness Festival

7:30 a.m. – Registration & Wellness Festival Begin

8:30 a.m. – 5k Race Begins

9:00 a.m. – 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run Begins

9:30 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

10:00 a.m. – Zoo Opens to General Public

Elk & Elk invites you to join Ron Soeder, President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland and Jasmyne Johnson, the 2014 BGCC Youth of the Year, for the Race for Kids & Wellness Festival.

About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Boys and Girls Clubs of ClevelandThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) is a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCC provides children who are most in need a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential, empowering tomorrow’s parents, workforce and leaders. With a wide range of programs, BGCC supports healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development.

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