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Run through the trails and along the beautiful lakeshore of the Portage Lakes State Park!

Register Now for 2024 Run to the Beach 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Easter Egg Scramble

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The Run to the Beach 5K and One-Mile Easter Eggs Scramble on March 30, 2024 features beautiful courses that loop around Portage Lakes State Park.  FINISHER MEDALS FOR ALL 5K runners and walkers. The Run to the Beach 5K and 1-mile Easter Egg Scramble is set to take runners for a mostly flat and fast run along the lakeshore of Portage Lakes State Park, where more than 2,000 acres of lakes, camping sites and hiking trails make it a popular recreation spot for boating and fishing here in northeastern Ohio. Both races start in the parking lot near the beach area with a mix of roads and trails and end on the sand on the beach. Entrants will also receive a tech t-shirt in the 5k, food and a goodie bag.

The event benefits the Portage Lakes Advisory Council.  You can be a race sponsor or donate to our organization by going to this link fundraiser page, donations can also be made through the registration process.

Portage Lakes State Park (5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319).

Largest team wins no matter the time or event!
-Winning team will enjoy a team prize.  The team leader will be given details of the team prize.

Gather up everyone you know to be on your team. Participants can do either the 5k, 1-mile, or the Virtual run/walk. Each team member signs up individually for their event and can create/join a team when registering for the event. Get your friends and/or co-workers together, come up with a unique team name, and come on out!

1-Mile Easter Egg Scramble:
Is a one-mile race, with Easter eggs along the course. The Easter eggs then can be redeemed for prizes after the race. Parents of children running may run with their child for no additional charge. Participants finish on the beach!
-Participants get a cotton shirt
-Top 3 Overall Male & Female

5K Run:
-Finishers receive a very unique finisher medal
-Participants will get a technical t-shirt
-Top 5 Overall Male and Female
-Top 3 in Age Category 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

5K Competitive Walk:
All participants must walk the entire event, no running/jogging!
-Finishers receive a very unique finisher medal.
-Participants will get a technical t-shirt
-Top 5 Overall Male and Female

Help Portage Lakes Advisory Council continue their work in the community.

The Portage Lakes Advisory Council promotes the use, preservation and conservation of the Portage Lakes ecosystem while increasing public awareness and understanding of issues that affect its watershed and the safety of those that enjoy the many activities available ensuring the Portage Lakes with its fish, plants, wildlife and recreational opportunities will be here for future generations.