The American Red Cross of Medina County and Westfield Insurance invite the community to enjoy a day of fun, friends and family on the Fourth at the 39th Annual Twin Sizzler. The event will be held on Friday, July 4 and includes a 5K Run, 10K Run, 27-mile Citizen Bike Race, 27-Mile Expert Bike Race, 1-mile Fun Run and 5K Walk. All race events originate on Public Square in Medina beginning at 7:45 am.
Even if you don’t participate in one of the race events, come out anyway – other activities on the Square include a DJ, refreshments, balloons and face painting. There’s something for everyone! What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July?
Event: 39th Annual Twin Sizzler
Date: Fourth of July – Friday, July 4, 2014
Public Square, Medina, OH
Participants are encouraged to register early. Registration forms are available at the American Red Cross of Medina County, 780 E. Smith Road, Medina. Register online by visiting www.runsignup.com or www.redcross.org/medinacounty.
Pre-registered participants will receive a free moisture wicking T-shirt. Event day registration will be held at Garfield Elementary Gymnasium at 234 S. Broadway St. in Medina starting at 6 am.
Costs: 5K Run
The fee to participate in a second race is only $10.
New for 2014
The 5K and 10K runs are now a part of the Ohio Challenge Series. Only pre-registered participants will receive a colorful moisture wicking T-shirt this year.
Title Sponsor: Westfield Insurance
Media Sponsors: The Gazette, Akron Beacon Journal
Silver Sponsors: FirstMerit Bank, Giant Eagle, Inc., University Hospitals
Bronze Sponsors: Akron Children’s Hospital; Amateur Radio Emergency Service; Drs. Benninger, Schween & Schmidt; Eddy’s Bike Shop; Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, LLC; Grange Insurance; Great Lakes REACT; Hunter Insurance Agency, Inc; Mellion Orthodontics
Patron Sponsor: Canopy Pro’s Tent & Party Rental
Contact the American Red Cross at 330-723-4565 or toll free at 1-877-441-4565. Log on to www.redcross.org/medinacounty.
All proceeds from the 39th Annual Twin Sizzler benefit the American Red Cross of Medina County and will help local families prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
On the local level, the American Red Cross of Medina County meets the emergency needs of our community by responding to disasters; teaching first aid, CPR and aquatics; keeping military families in touch and providing blood products for the sick and injured. You can learn more about the American Red Cross of Medina County and how you can help with a donation of your time, blood or money by visiting www.redcross.org/medinacounty or calling 330-723-4565.