Who can participate? 
Anyone and everyone can join us at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 28, 2018.  The 5K Walk & Run for the Kids is a great event for runners at any skill level, walkers of all ages and abilities, community & corporate groups.  All are welcome!  


How much does it cost, what does the ticket price include and what is the registration deadline?

All participants receive a t-shirt and all day admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The Rainforest. 

Early Bird Prices: On or Before April 15th: 

$25 Adult Runner (12 and older)
$10 Child Runner (3-11)
$20 Adult Walker (12 and older)
  $5 Child Walker (3-11)
$10 Race Spectator

After April 15th: 

$30 Adult Runner (12 and older)           
$15 Child Runner (3-11)                         
$25 Adult Walker (12 and older)            
$10 Child Walker (3-11)                          
$15 Race Spectator   

Online registration ends on April 24 at 11:59 P.M.  

What happens if I'm late to register or I would rather wait until event day? 

 No Problem!--Walk-up registration at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be available on Saturday morning beginning at 7:30 A.M.   


What time should I arrive? 

7:30 am to 8:40 am ----Event-Day Sign In/Registration

8:45 am ----5K Run Start Time 

8:55 am ----1 Loop Fun Walk Kick-Off 

10:00 am ----Runners Award Ceremony 

10:15 am ----Door Prize Drawing (Must be present to win)

10:30 am - 5:00 pm ----Enjoy the rest of your day at the Zoo. 

The festivities include a light breakfast, lively music, free photobooth, special guests & more!


Is online registration the only way to sign up? 
You can register in other ways:  Print your mail-in registration form here and pay by check or credit card.  You can also call us at 216.688.4162 to register by phone with your credit card.


What is a Virtual Participant? 
Becoming a Virtual Participant is a great option for those who want to fundraise but do not live close to Cleveland or cannot attend on April 28. You can still help even if you can’t make it to the zoo!  Click here to learn more about being a Virtual Participant.


Can I register my whole team at once? 
Each walker/runner must sign a waiver of liability during the registration process, so we ask that each person over the age of 18 register him or herself online.  If you are Team Captain, you can provide potential team members with a link to your team page and encourage them to join via the Join Team Link.


Can I register members of my family all at once? 
During the registration process you will have the option to register additional members of your household in one session.  Because each walker/runner must sign a waiver of liability, this feature is only intended for the use of registering minors by a legal parent or guardian.  Each member must also have a unique e-mail address.  If any member of the family does not have their own e-mail (such as children) you may enter a pseudo address (ex:boy@123.com) in the required field.


What do I have to do as a Team Captain
All you need to do is ask your co-workers, friends and family to join you for some fun, and run or walk for this important cause. Click Here for some helpful tips for starting your team.


Do you have any tips to help me with my fundraising?
Yes!  Click Here for a complete Fundraising Guide and Fundraising FAQs guide answer any questions you may have.


Where/When should gifts I collect be submitted? 
As you begin collecting donations to help the kids, we encourage you to send all contributions to Cleveland Christian Home prior to the 5K Walk & Run for the Kids. 

Ways to submit:

  • Encourage online donations. You can send quick & easy emails to your friends and family that will direct them to your Personalized Fundraising Page. 

  • Bring your raised funds to the event and turn them in on race day. (Checks preferred)  We’ll automatically add them to your pre-event totals and they will count towards any fundraising prizes you can win.
  • You (or they) can send them directly to us at any time, checks payable to Cleveland Christian Home: Please ask them to write your name in the memo.

                   5K Walk & Run for the Kids
                   Cleveland Christian Home
                   4614 Prospect Ave. E, Rm 240
                   Cleveland, OH 44103

  • You (or they) can call us at 216.688.4162 and give a gift by phone using a credit card.


Can I buy Walk & Run for the Kids t-shirts for the people who support me? 
5K Walk & Run for the Kids t-shirts, sweatshirts and water bottles will be available for purchase at the event only.


Can I earn any fun prizes by fundraising? 
Yes! All attendees will get a 5K Walk & Run for the Kids t-shirt & 3 Door Prize Tickets.  Below are more individual fundraising prizes you can win.

$250 or more    Walk Water Bottle & Walk Sweatshirt

$100 - $249      Walk Water Bottle

*Please Note: Registration fees will not be counted toward fundraising totals.


What if someone prefers to make a donation by check rather than online?    
You (or they) can send them directly to us at any time, checks payable to Cleveland Christian Home. Also, please ask them to write your name in the memo so we can update your fundraising total.

5K Walk & Run for the Kids
Cleveland Christian Home
4614 Prospect Ave. E, Rm 240
Cleveland, OH 44103


Other Questions? Click here to contact us or call 216.688.4162.