The Run to the Beach 5K and One-Mile Easter Eggs Scramble features beautiful courses that loop around Portage Lakes State Park. And great swag! FINISHER MEDALS FOR ALL 5K runners and walkers. The Run to the Beach 5K and 1-mile Easter Egg Scramble is set to take runners for a mostly flat and fast run along the lakeshore of Portage Lakes State Park, where more than 2,000 acres of lakes, camping sites and hiking trails make it a popular recreation spot for boating and fishing here in northeastern Ohio. Both races start in the parking lot near the beach area with a mix or road and trails and end on the sand on the beach. Entrants will also receive a tech tshirt in the 5k, food and a goodie bag.
The 1-Mile Easter Egg Scramble is a one-mile race, with Easter eggs along the course. The Easter eggs then can be redeemed for prizes after the race. Parents of children running may run with their child for no additional charge. Participants finish on the beach!
The event is held at Portage Lakes State Park (5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319). The 5k Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m. The 1-Mile Easter Egg Scramble begins at 8 a.m. Packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m.
TEAM CHALLENGE IS BACK!
Largest team wins no matter the time or event! Winning team will enjoy a pasta dinner at The Upper Deck at a designated date/time TBD by the team leader.
Gather up everyone you know to be on your team. Participants can do either the 5k, 1-mile, or the Virtual run/walk. Each team member signs up individually for their event and can create/join a team when registering for the event. Get your friends and/or co-workers together, come up with a unique team name, and come on out! Team members must cross the finish line at the race to count! Virtual members must turn in their completion of event by Friday, April 13, at 5pm.
Your team leader should create the team and then you can choose it from the dropdown list of existing teams so that no spelling errors occur! After clicking event to register, select your event from the dropdown menu. To be added to a team, you then must click the brown box titled "TEAM CHALLENGE" to the right of the screen. Select a team from the dropdown menu or create your own team.
All 5k finishers receive a very unique finisher medal. Run to the Beach 5k participants will get a technical t-shirt and one-mile participants get a cotton shirt. Awards for top five overall male and female runners. Age category awards for top three in the following age groups for running divisions - RUNNERS: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. Awards for top 5 overall male/female for the walk and top 3 for the 1-Mile Easter Egg Scramble.
Preregistration for the 5k by Dec. 31 is $25, by Feb. 28 is $30, and by March 29 is $35. On race day, prices increase to $40 for the 5k. The 1-Mile is $20 but will increase to $25 on race day.
The event benefits the Portage Lakes Advisory Council at www.portagelakesadvisorycouncil.org
If you would like to volunteer at our event please sign up under this link volunteer section.