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Spring Running Series

Spring Running Series

Wednesday evenings in May
Brecksville Reservation
5 Mile Trail Races


Explore the Best of Brecksville Reservation at the Spring Running Series on Wednesday evenings May 1st, 8th, and 15th! Offering a diverse and challenging terrain for runners and hikers at all levels, the series fits easily into many spring training plans – though the trails are so peaceful and scenic that you will forget that you are training! You will be scored weekly, with final results tallied for series awards after the final race. More seasoned participants will appreciate the age-graded scoring at race #2! Join fellow trail friends for a post-race meetup at a different local brewpub each week!


  • Wednesday, May 1st, 6:45 P.M.
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 6:45 P.M.
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 6:45 P.M.


As the sounds of spring peepers and songbirds fill the air, you’ll explore the best trails at Brecksville reservation. Be sure to watch for salamanders along the way. Covering the same five miles of trails each week, you will watch the progress of the trees and flowers in bloom as well as your own progress – as you challenge yourself to get faster with each race. Spring Running Series course maps coming soon!


Donations benefit the Trails Division of Cleveland Metroparks.


  • Long sleeve lightweight hoodie, 60/40 cotton/poly blend (unisex sizing S. M, L, XL, 2XL)

2024 Spring Running Series SwagAWARDS

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 1 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    24 & Under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over


  • You will earn points by your placement by gender. Overall scoring will be ranked with 1st place earning 50 points, 2nd place earns 49 points… (minimum of one point earned per race). Age group scoring will be ranked with 1st place earning 10 points, 2nd place earns 9 points… (minimum of one point earned per race).


  • Early Registration (through March 31)
    • Series – $95
  • Regular Registration
    • Series (April 1-20) – $105
    • Race #1 (through April 20) – $35
    • Race #2 (through April 27) – $35
    • Race #3 (through May 4) – $35
  • Late Registration
    • Series (April 21 – May 1) – $110
    • Race #1 (April 21 – May 1) – $40
    • Race #2 (April 28 – May 8) – $40
    • Race #3 (May 5-15) – $40


  • Start Time: 6:45 P.M. No cutoff time.
  • Packet Pickup: Race Day beginning at 5:30 P.M.
  • Water stops located  on course and at the finish. Participants are encouraged to carry water. Additional treats will be provided at the finish line.

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