Deck the Falls 5K/Fun Run

Event Date

Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Address

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

About This Activity

Deck the Falls 5K Run and Fun Run to Support Shop

The Shop With a Cop program started about 8 years ago the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department has grown over the years from helping a few children to helping dozens. The program is designed to enable disadvantaged children from Cuyahoga Falls to purchase gifts during the Christmas holiday. Uniformed Cuyahoga Falls officers accompany the kids and help them shop for themselves and their family. For every $100 raised, one child is selected from area Elementary schools to participate in the program

Deck the Falls 5K Run and Fun Run to Support Shop With a CopCuyahoga Falls, OH. Show your holiday spirit on November 29th, 2014 by supporting the Shop With a Cop program of Cuyahoga Falls with our first ever 5K run. Rebecca Davey, race director for the Deck the Falls 5K run and Fun Run created this event to add a fun way to raise money for this local program. The Shop With a Cop program started about 8 years ago according to Sergeant Hawley of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and has grown over the years from helping a few children to helping dozens with the help of local sponsors and fundraisers. The program is designed to enable disadvantaged children from Cuyahoga Falls to purchase gifts during the Christmas holiday. Uniformed Cuyahoga Falls officers accompany the kids and help them shop for themselves and their family. For every $100 raised, one child is selected from area Elementary schools to participate in the program.The Deck the Falls 5K run will travel down Riverfront Parkway to Front Street, then up Northland Street and back to Falls River Square. We are asking all residents of Cuyahoga Falls to put up their Christmas lights early to help show the spirit of the season. Church choirs are invited to line the race route to sing Christmas carols. The cost to participate in the run is $20 with proceeds to go directly to the shop with a cop program. Runners can register on line at Active.com or visit the website www.deckthefalls5k.blogspot.com. Registration can be made the day of the race at 3 pm in front of the holiday tree at Falls River Square 2085 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. The race will start promptly at 4 pm with the fun run to start five minutes after the start of the race. All registered participants will receive a special goodie bag filled with commemorative items, discount coupons, samples and much more. Top runners will be awarded a commemorative monogramed fleece blanket. Sponsorships are available to help defray any costs associated with the run so all the money raised can be given to the shop with a cop program. For more information please email deckthefalls@gmail.com. We all know that times are tough due to the economy, but imagine how tough it is for a kid at Christmas time when their parents can’t afford to buy them any presents. For those who do not wish to participate in the run, donations may be made directly to Shop With a Cop via check to Shop With a Cop 2310 2nd St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 in care of Sergeant Hawley.The Deck the Falls 5K Run & Fun Run will have early packet pick up on November 28th at Metropolis Pop Corn Shop 2164 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls from 4 to 6 pm. The City of Cuyahoga Falls Holiday Festivities start on November 29th, 2014 at noon with the Ice Rink opening, performance by the Kent State Ice Skaters, Photos with Santa in the pavilion, and the holiday tree lighting. Please visit their website for more information www.cityofcf.com.

Fees

$20 5K Run

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