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Lace up your running shoes!

It’s that time again! The 3rd annual Welcome House 5K is around the corner! We are also participating again in the 2013 Fall Classic 5K & Half Marathon—so start training now!! Need a kick start? Check out the Couch to 5K running plan at or download the free app!

3rd Annual Welcome House 5K

When: Saturday, October 12th at 9AM
Where: Bonnie Park picnic area in Strongsville (Mill Stream Run Reservation)*
Who: Open to ALL staff, clients, families & friends!
Cost: None; event is free for everyone!
Registration/RSVP: Email Stacy at by October 1st if you plan to come! Include the total number in your party.

You can run or walk—the event is casual (not a timed race). If you do plan to participate, however, please arrive on time! The run/walk will begin promptly at 9AM. Light refreshments will be served. Event is rain or shine.

Fall Classic Half Marathon or 5K

When: Sunday, November 24th at 8:15AM
Where: Also at Bonnie Park picnic area
Who: Open to all WH staff (or professional affiliates) and their family members
Cost: free for WH staff; non-staff cost is $45 for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K
Registration/RSVP: All participants must fill out the attached registration form and email to Stacy Colman at or Tony Thomas (—by October 24th! All participants will receive a long sleeved T-shirt and hat.

For the Fall Classic, registration is necessary. You will not be permitted to participate without registering by 10/24!

WH5K_HalfMarathon2013 Registration Form