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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to host third annual Sunset Sprint, with live and virtual options

COVID-19 safety precautions will be enforced to protect participants.

CLEVELAND — Runners, get ready. The third annual Sunset Sprint 5K/10K will take place this year, both live and virtually.  The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced Wednesday that the race will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at Edgewater Park.

This will be one of the first races to take place in person in 2020, due to COVID-19.  Numerous rules will be enforced to protect participants, including capping the race at 500, no spectators at the start and finish and social distancing enforced.  Masks are encouraged but not required while running.

The in-person race along the shore of Lake Erie is one of the most picturesque routes in town. Runners can choose 5K or 10K routes. Virtual participants must complete their race between October 1 – 16, via their own route or suggested race routes which feature Cleveland script signs. The race will benefit the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

“We’re excited to again host our Sunset Sprint 5K/10K race. Our team, through the support of our partners at Hermes Road Racing and Cleveland Metroparks, have been steadfast in their commitment to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for this yearly fundraiser,” said David Gilbert, President & CEO of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Online registration is now open. Prices range from $30-$35 for adults and $20-$25 for  ages 14 and under. There will be no race day registration.

 The first 300 participants will receive a race t-shirt, pint glass, official race bib, reusable event bag courtesy of The Shamrock Companies, reusable water bottle courtesy of Cleveland Water and Honey Hut ice cream voucher. Live participants will also receive chip-timed results, gear check courtesy of The Shamrock Companies and pre-packaged post-race refreshments.

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