The city of Cleveland Heights recognizes the need to provide an opportunity for all children in the community to participate in its youth and teen recreation programs. Not all families can afford the associated costs of such participation, however. That is why the Youth Scholarship Fund was established—to make recreation programs more accessible to those Cleveland Heights children in need.
The Cleveland Heights Parks and Recreation Department administers the scholarship and hosts the Cleveland Heights Happy 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run as a means of raising scholarship funds.
This year’s race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. The race is a fun run for all ages and abilities, as well as a chip-timed race for the competitive runner.
The race, now in its third year, has raised more than $10,000, providing hundreds of scholarships each year to deserving children.
To register, go to www.westernreserveracing.com/events/cleveland-heights-happy-5k-10k. The race is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.
Included with each registration is a race shirt, two race-day drink vouchers, and more than $100 in “Cleveland Heights Cash,” redeemable at 20-plus Cleveland Heights merchants.
Cleveland Heights’ youth scholarship program offers reduced rates on recreation activities to people who meet specific guidelines. The city is committed to growing the scholarship fund and invites all interested citizens to learn more by visiting www.clevelandheights.com/youth-scholarship-fund.