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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5K

Sat July 14 2018
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Location: Lakewood, OH US 44107 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
7:00PM EDT
Registration ends July 12, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
1 Mile Fun Run
6:30PM EDT
Registration ends July 12, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
St. Charles & Detroit Avenue
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 eighth year on Saturday, July 14 from 4-10 p.m with the ever-popular evening 5K race through Lakewood's historic neighborhoods.

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?

The ever-popular Meltdown 5K, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood, draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, a fashionable t-shirt for participants and prizes for top finishers.  Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA, afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race

Meltdown 5K Sponsor: Cleveland Clinic Lakewood
1 Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsor: Lakewood Family YMCA

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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 (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
St. Charles & Detroit Avenue – Lakewood, Oh
1 Mile Fun Run – $12 6:00 pm start
5K Race – $28 7:00 pm start

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