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BE FAST 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk

Sun September 17 - Sun September 24 Toledo, OH 43604 US Directions



09/17 10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

BE FAST WALK- 5k or 1 Mile

09/17 9:45AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Stroke Survivors- 5K RUN

09/17 10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Stroke Survivors WALK- 5K or 1 Mile

09/17 9:45AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

Kids Fun Run- 100 yard dash

09/17 9:30AM EDT - 9:45PM EDT


5k run or 1 mile walk honoring stroke survivors and their family members

Located in downtown Toledo at Promenade Park

Run along the Maumee River front, across the Cherry Street Bridge and through the beautiful Glass City Metropark


100% of registration, donations, and raffle proceeds will go directly into The ProMedica Foundation Stroke Patient Assistance Fund. The fund is able to cover the cost of medications, health equipment, health supplies, transportation to and from appointments, and rent/utilities for patients with limited financial means as a result of their stroke.


Your Entry Includes:

Entrance to the 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Bib Chip Timing

*BE FAST Stroke 5k T-Shirt*

Snacks and Drinks

Post race meal

Free Stroke Risk Assessments including blood pressure screenings

Stroke Educational Material

Entrance into the community resource fair with multiple vendors

Face painting/balloon animals

DJ and photography

Kids Fun run will start at 9:30am and is a 100 yard dash.
Walk will start at 9:45am.
Run will start at 10:00am.
Registration Fee is $30.00 per participant until 11:59 on 9/3/2023.
Price increase to $40.00 per participant on 9/5/2023.

Registration is free for stroke survivors.


Silent auction and raffle items will be available! Raffle starts at 11:15am following the Awards Ceremony


**Race shirts are not guaranteed after September 6, 2023**

*You must be present to receive your shirt. Shirts will not be mailed*


Presented by the John C Lipovec Memorial

$150 CASH PRIZE for Race Winner

$100 CASH PRIZE to the overall masters female runner and male runner (40 and up)
$100 CASH PRIZE to the overall female runner and male runner


Participant medals for all runners!


*Race winner not eligible for additional cash prize

Teams and Fundraising

Create or join a team for fundraising or just for fun!

Let's join together to raise funds for stroke patients in need.


Select "Become a Fundraiser" during registration to create or join a team


Stroke Facts:
•Nearly 800,000 strokes in U.S. annually
•Fifth leading cause of death in U.S.
•One stroke occurs every 40 seconds
•One American dies from stroke every 4 minutes
•First leading cause of disability in the U.S.
•One in six Americans will have stroke after the age of 65
•Direct and indirect cost of care for patients with stroke in US is $65.5 billion per year

*Top teams for participants and fundraising will be recognized at the race*


Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available at Dave's Running in Sylvania
Thursday September 14, 2023 
5700 Monroe St Toledo Ohio, 43560


Packet pickup will be available at the ProMedica Neuroscience Center

Friday September 15, 2023


2130 Central Ave Toledo Ohio, 43606


Race Day packet pickup available


Race day parking will be available at the Parking Garage adjacent to Promenade Park

Parking cost is $3 per car and is available as an add-on during registration

Stroke Survivors: Handicap parking and reserved first floor parking for cars with survivors is free. Please add-on during registration

Parking Garage Address: 202 N Summit St. Toledo, Ohio 43604. *Enter off Jefferson Street

*Limited to the first 200 cars that register*


250 Water St
Toledo, OH US 43604

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Course Map

5K Course map listed below

Walkers will turn around at Jackson, and follow the course back to the finish line in Promenade Park.



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