Run for the Red: 5K Run and Walk



Because of local flooding conditions in Bur Oak Metro Park, the Red Cross 5K Run for the Red has been relocated to a new start point at Day’s Dam picnic area at Shelter 1.

Click here to see directions to new start location.

Join the Red Cross for a day of fitness and training during our “Run for the Red” 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 13. Compete for awards at the Black River Reservation of the Lorain County Metro Parks. Your participation in this event helps support the emergency services of the American Red Cross of Lorain County, which has provided assistance to families in Lorain County affected by disaster since 1916. Even non-participants can make a “Sleep-In” donation in support of the Red Cross.

Get active. Get involved. And get to the Red Cross 5K “Run for the Red!”


7:30 am: Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup

9:00 am: 5K Run/Walk:


Lorain County Metro Parks, Bur Oak, Black River Reservation

6150 Ford Road, Elyria, OH 44035

Entry Fees

$20 - Pre-Registration

$25 - Race Day Registration

$30 - “Sleep-In” Registration (donation only)

$30 “Sleep-In” Donation payable to:

American Red Cross of Lorain County, 2929 West River Road N., Elyria, OH 44035

T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered participants. “Sleep-In” donors do not receive a t-shirt.


Top Overall Female and Male

Plus, top 3 finishers both female and male in the age groups below.

Age Groups

14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, and 60 and above

Register Online

To register online visit: or call 216-623-9933 for more information.

Online registration closes on Friday, April 12 at 9:00 am.

Register by Mail

Click here to download the event registration form. Complete the form and mail it (along with check payable to “Hermes Sports and Events”) to:

Hermes Sports and Events

1624 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Mail-in forms must be received by April 10.