In an effort to ensure comfort and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lakewood Summer Meltdown sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled will be orchestrated as a hybrid event with a virtual and in-person race, to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to continue this long-held Lakewood summer tradition. The Hybrid Meltdown 5K serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive, a community centered non-profit organization.
VIRTUAL OPTION (5K and 1 Mile): Run anywhere! Complete the race at your convenience anytime between July 10 and July 23, by running through your neighborhood, favorite park or using a treadmill and recording your time.
VIRTUAL RUNNERS: Be sure to submit your time using the Results tab on the left hand side!
IN-PERSON OPTION (5K and 1 Mile): Join us at the lake! Our live, in-person race will kick off at 9 a.m. on July 25 at Lakewood Park (14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107). The race will be socially distanced and the 1 Mile Fun Run will begin after the last wave of 5K runners.
**Orders made after July 8th will not be guaranteed requested t-shirt size.**
In addition to supporting LakewoodAlive, your participation in the Hybrid 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run comes with the following perks:
A special edition Hybrid Meltdown 5K commemorative t-shirt
Prizes for top finishers in each age category
Every registration will be entered into a LakewoodAlive drawing for a Summer Fun Basket
Participants in either race will have an opportunity to purchase a finisher medal to celebrate your achievement
Participants will have an opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind stainless steel 25-ounce double wall insulated LakewoodAlive #LovingLakewood water bottle
Race participants are encouraged to share their Lakewood pride by posting a race-day selfie on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #HybridMeltdown5K for a chance to be featured on LakewoodAlive’s social pages.