Lakewood Summer Meltdown

Sat July 14, 2018 Lakewood, OH US 44107 Directions
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Meltdown 5K

$23 7:00PM EDT Registration ends July 12, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

$12 6:00PM EDT Registration ends July 12, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
Belle & Detroit avenues
Lakewood, OH US 44107

Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer!  The Lakewood Summer Meltdown, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its ninth year on Saturday, July 14 from 4-10 p.m with the ever-popular evening 5K race through Lakewood's historic neighborhoods.  
The Meltdown 5K serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive.

The Summer Meltdown represents one of the region's most highly-anticipated street parties.  A "something for everyone" event, the Meltdown offers seemingly endless recreation opportunities, including a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, beer garden, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, live music and more. Where else can you run a race that ends at a beer garden?

Buy early and save!
$23 pre-sale
$28 race day


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First male; first female; and top 3 males & top 3 females in each of these age groups: 14 and under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60+

Post-Race Celebration

5K Race Start at 7 p.m. Post-race Party open to Everyone – runners and non-runners! Live Entertainment, Beer Garden, Food & Fun on the Street! No Admission Charge!


Parking will be available on side streets, behind Detroit Avenue businesses, (no meters need to be fed on Saturdays), or at the Bailey Building Parking Garage, 14725 Detroit Avenue – Entrance on Warren Road behind Burgers 2 Beer (fee as posted)

Registration & Packet Pick-up

Packet pick-up: Friday July 13th 2018, 5 – 7 pm Second Sole Lakewood, 18636 Detroit Avenue

Race Day registration & packet pick up Saturday, July 14th opens @ 4:00 pm
Belle & Detroit avenues – Lakewood, OH
1 Mile Fun Run – $12 6:00 pm start
5K Race – $28 7:00 pm start

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Meltdown 5K
Gold Medal
1 Mile Kids Fun Run
Silver Medal
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