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Head For The Hills!

Sat October 7, 2023 Moreland Hills, OH 44022 US Directions


5K Run

9:00AM EDT


9:00AM EDT


Forest Ridge Preserve
3800 Chagrin River Road
Moreland Hills, OH US 44022

Forest Ridge Preserve and the Lang Pavilion



On Saturday, October 7th, join us in the heart of the Chagrin River Valley for Head For The Hills! 2023.

Registration fees and all donations benefit the non-profit Moreland Hills Parks Commission.  This annual event provides the Parks Commission with its primary source of funds.  The Parks Commission’s mission is to support preservation, improvements, and enjoyment of our local parks for all.  Moreland Hills is home to many of the area’s most prized and pristine green spaces.  These include the beautiful 142-acre Forest Ridge Preserve and the Lang Pavilion (where this event will take place), sections of Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation, U.S. President James A. Garfield’s cabin and birth site, and more.

We are proud of our scenic and competitive 5K through the valley, now part of the Hermes Road Race Series.  But you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event!  Experience the trails of Forest Ridge Preserve on our family-friendly hike — take your time to enjoy these beautiful woodlands on a route that will be fun and interesting for kids of all ages!

All registrants for the 5K and the hike receive a special “Head For The Hills! 2023” commemorative shirt and chances for other great giveaways. For everyone, there will be free kids activities and crafts, a silent auction where you can bid on some fantastic gifts and experiences, and more.

Enjoy great breakfast items and coffee from Blaze N’ Good Food (available for purchase starting 8AM).

Take advantage of stretching and massage services from Equestrian Health (from 8:30AM).

Come experience the beauty of the Chagrin River valley while supporting a great local cause at Head For The Hills 2023!



8:00 am         Runner/Hiker registration and packet pickup
8:00 am         Coffee and breakfast food truck opens
8:30am          Stretching and massage clinic opens
9:00 am         5K Run starts
9:00 am         1.5-Mile Hike starts
9:00 am         Silent auction and kids activities start



5K run                       Chip timed
1.5-Mile Hike            Untimed/non-competitive



5K run                      $30.00 (Kids 13 & Under: $20.00) thru September 30
1.5-Mile Hike           $30.00 (Kids ages 5-13: $20.00) thru September 30
All others                  No registration required (donations appreciated)

5K run                      $35.00 (Kids 13 & Under: $25.00) beginning October 1 
1.5-Mile Hike            $35.00 (Kids ages 5-13: $25.00) beginning October 1 

Any hikers under the age of 5 are free to participate (shirt not included)



4:00-7:00 pm               Friday, October 6, 2023
                                    Fleet Feet
                                    30679 Pinetree Blvd.
                                    Pepper Pike, OH 44124 



5K Run only

$75 Fleet Feet Cards for overall Male and Female winners.

Plus, awards to top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age group:

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over



Short-sleeved “Head For The Hills! 2023” logo shirt
Snacks and refreshments post-race
Chances for various other giveaways



5K Run
Challenge yourself on this scenic out and back course along beautiful Chagrin River Road.  Now part of the Hermes Road Race Series, the rolling hills of this 5K welcome competitive racers and anyone seeking a good workout at any pace

1.5-Mile Hike
Traverse hills, ravines and streams and enjoy beautiful overlooks along the wooded and diverse trails of Forest Ridge Preserve.  Our hike is family-friendly — a great opportunity to get your kids out to enjoy nature! 



Head For The Hills! Is about getting more people out to experience our fantastic parks.  Bring the whole family and enjoy kids activities and crafts, bid on some exciting gifts and experience in the silent auction, and more. Or just hang out in the beautiful Lang Pavilion enjoying the warmth of the fireplace and meeting your Moreland Hills neighbors!

Start Time:                            9:00am EDT

Price:                                     Free to all (donations are appreciated) 



Call Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933

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5K Course Map

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Hike Trail Map

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Parking Map

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