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14 & Under - $10 Registration Discount Applied at Checkout


8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT


Run, jog or walk to celebrate Mom during this annual 5K from the Summit Metro Parks. The stroller-friendly course for this chip-timed race travels twice around the scenic Munroe Falls Lake. Race proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation.


Because the course overlays the park entrance/exit road, the park’s entrance gate will close at 7:50 a.m. and will be re-opened by park rangers after participants clear the first lap.


A choice of a free race t-shirt or native tree sapling is included with each paid registration, including the 14 & under kids’ category, while supplies last. Register early to ensure availability.


The event is held rain or shine. Refunds are available through May 1, 2023, but not after. The course is not fully ADA-compliant, but wheelchair participants and jogging strollers are welcome. If you plan to use an adaptive device on the course, please contact the race in advance. The course surface is asphalt.


Packet Pickup
Pre-race packet pickup is available on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron). Race day pickup will start at 7 a.m. the morning of the race.


Registration and Fees

For ages 14 and under, registration is $10 through race day.

For ages 15 and older, registration is tiered by date:

  • $20/person through January 14

  • $25/person from January 15 through March 14

  • $30/person from March 15 through April 14

  • $35/person from April 15 through race day

Participants may register on the morning of the race but will only be able to do so online (no cash accepted). Packet pickup is available on race day beginning at 7 a.m. at Munroe Falls Metro Park. The discount for 14 and under registrants is applied at checkout. 



Wagons, bikes, scooters, rollerblades, and all motorized vehicles are not permitted on the course. Pet spectators (on leashes, 8-foot max) are welcome, but not allowed on the course. Anyone on the course over the age of 5 years, or participating under their own power must be a registered participant with a race bib. Only registered participants with race bibs are eligible for finisher awards.



The top male and female (1st and 2nd place finishers) for each age group are awarded their name engraved in the Munroe Falls Mother’s Day 5K brick paver walkway.


The overall top male and female (1st and 2nd place finishers) are awarded their name engraved in the Munroe Falls Mother’s Day 5K brick walkway as well as an engraved top finisher brick paver to take home.


Age groups are as follows (male and female):

  • 14 & under

  • 15-19 years

  • 20-29 years

  • 30-39 years

  • 40-49 years

  • 50-59 years

  • 60-69 years

  • 70+ years

Proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation


Proceeds from the Mother's Day 5K benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1991 to support the park district in its mission to conserve, sustainably manage and value natural resources for the health and enjoyment of our community, and inspire people to connect with nature through clean and safe parks.

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Course Map

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Become a 2024 Mother's Day 5K Sponsor

Sponsorships and corporate donations are welcome and those interested are invited to contact the race.

The Mother's Day 5K benefits the Summit Metro Parks Foundation.

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Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Munroe Falls Metro Park - Lake Area
521 S River Rd, Munroe Falls, OH 44262
Important note regarding the race location: Munroe Falls Metro Park has two areas and entrances. The Mother's Day 5K is at the Lake Area with an entrance from S. River Road. The Tallmadge Meadows Area with an entrance off of SR 91 is not the correct location.


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