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Mother's Day 5K

Run, jog or walk in honor of Mom!

Register for the annual Mother's Day 5K in Munroe Falls Metro Park, on Sunday, May 12, 2024. The certified course is jogging stroller-friendly. Proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation.
2024 Race Details:

See the course map

Because the course overlays the park entrance/exit road, the park’s entrance gate will close at 7:50 a.m. and will be re-opened by park rangers after participants clear the first lap.

A choice of a free race t-shirt or native tree sapling is included with each paid registration, including the 14 & under kids’ category, while supplies last. Register early to ensure availability.

The event is held rain or shine. Refunds are available through May 1, 2023, but not after. The course is not fully ADA-compliant, but wheelchair participants and jogging strollers are welcome. If you plan to use an adaptive device on the course, please contact the race in advance. The course surface is asphalt.

Packet Pickup
Pre-race packet pickup is available Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (1828 Smith Rd., Akron).

Registration and Fees
For ages 14 and under, registration is $10 through race day.

For ages 15 and older, registration is tiered by date:

  • $20/person through January 14

  • $25/person from January 15 through March 14

  • $30/person from March 15 through April 14

  • $35/person from April 15 through race day

Participants may register on the morning of the race but will only be able to do so online (no cash accepted). Packet pickup is available on race day beginning at 7 a.m. at Munroe Falls Metro Park. The discount for 14 and under registrants is applied at checkout. 

Wagons, bikes, scooters, rollerblades, and all motorized vehicles are not permitted on the course. Pet spectators (on leashes, 8-foot max) are welcome, but not allowed on the course. Anyone on the course over the age of 5 years, or participating under their own power must be a registered participant with a race bib. Only registered participants with race bibs are eligible for finisher awards.

The top male and female (1st and 2nd place finishers) for each age group are awarded their name engraved in the Munroe Falls Mother’s Day 5K brick paver walkway.

The overall top male and female (1st and 2nd place finishers) are awarded their name engraved in the Munroe Falls Mother’s Day 5K brick walkway as well as an engraved top finisher brick paver to take home.

Age groups are as follows (male and female):

  • 14 & under

  • 15-19 years

  • 20-29 years

  • 30-39 years

  • 40-49 years

  • 50-59 years

  • 60-69 years

  • 70+ years

For more information, please email