A 35+ year tradition of a Sylvania Halloween youth running event will not end! The 2020 Sylvania Ghost and Goblin Run takes place October 31 on the campus of Flower Hospital beginning at 8:30am.
All Sylvania residents grades K-6 are eligible to run. Sign up continues until the 400 child limit is reached or October 29th whichever comes first. Dave’s Running is coordinating the event with the support of numerous sponsors and the local running community. The event was originally held for many years on the campus of ProMedica Flower Hospital before it was moved in recent years to Centennial Terrace.
The top two participating Sylvania Schools (Sylvan, Highland, St. Joes, Central Trail, Stranahan, Whiteford, Hill View and Maplewood) will receive trophies as will the top three runners in each of 14 divisions by grade and male/female. Every participant will receive a medal at the finish and a bag of treats.
“This is a way to give back to the community and support the youth of Sylvania," states Sean Savage, a Sylvania resident involved with the effort. "In this year of COVID the health and well being of the children is a top priority while giving everyone a fun outlet to do their best with their peers. I cannot thank enough Clint and Dave’s as well as ProMedica for their vital support of this event. I am so excited that the youth of Sylvania get to participate in this event which is woven into the fabric of Sylvania as much as any annual tradition. This event showcases Sylvania at its best."
"Dave’s Running Shop has been committed to facilitating the growth of youth fitness for over 45 years," states Clint McCormick, race organizer. "To have the ability to provide Sylvania area kids with this fun event allows us to keep in the traditions of this time-honored event while promoting fitness—a win-win for the community."
To sign up for the event please go to Davesraces.com.
*The event will begin at 8:30am on the campus of Flower Hospital
*Grades K-1 run 1 mile, grades 2-3 run 1 mile and grades 4-5-6 run 1 mile
*Trophies will be broken out at each grade level and by male and female (example K girls first three places get trophies). Each participant gets a medal. Oh, and a package of candy at the finish!!
*A LARGE trophy for the school with the most participants and a Runner up school trophy as well
*Children may run in their costume or running clothes
*An MC will make the event quite entertaining
• Run Toledo is coordinating the event to make sure it is safe, enjoyable, and fun (Run Toledo
coordinates the Glass City Marathon and many other large races in the region)
*Go to WWW.DAVESRACES.COM today to sign up as
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