Bay Village – Saturday, Feb. 23 marks the date for the first-ever Bay Athletic Boosters 5K Race-Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run with a start and finish at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road in Bay Village.
Snoball race chair Tim Brajdic said, “We thought it would be fun to celebrate the snow and shake off the winter blues with a mid-winter run/walk for the whole family. The Bay Athletic Boosters are embracing northeast Ohio weather with a great fitness opportunity and a new way to raise funds for our athletic programs.”
Managed through Hermes Race Systems, the Snoball 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will kick off at 9 a.m., with packet pickup and day-of-race registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. inside the Bay High School gym corridor. Preregistered participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt featuring a snowman graphic, a roll of Duck® brand duct tape and post-race food and beverages.
Awards will be given to top finishers in the following categories: Top Overall Male and Female. Top three male and female in the following age divisions: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over.
Brajdic said, “We are hoping to attract at least 400 participants, and we are challenging our own athletes and their families as well as those from surrounding communities to come out and participate in the race.”
The pre-registration cost for the SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run is $15 for students and $20 for adults. Mail-in registrations forms are available to download on the Bay Athletic Boosters website at www.bayrocketsassociation.com and must be received by February 20th at 5 p.m. Online registration is open through February 22nd at 9 a.m. at www.hermescleveland.com. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults. Day-of registrants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and other items while supplies last.
Snoball Run sponsorships are currently available at $1,000, $250 and $100 levels. If you or your company would like more information on becoming a SNOBALL Run sponsor, contact Race Coordinator Tim Brajdic at (440) 864-0183 or (440) 835-0283.
A volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, Bay Athletic Boosters is dedicated to raising funds to promote and support the athletic teams of both Bay High School and Bay Middle School.