CityScape Announces First Wick Park 5K Fun Run

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape invites participants to join in the organization’s inaugural Wick Park 5K Run/Walk on April 14.

The event is a fundraiser for the Wick Park Improvement project. Registration for the run is $17 before April 7 and $20 after that date.

This year, money raised from the run will target improvements to the park’s running track.

Since 2008, nearly $850,000 has been raised to introduce improvements such as landscaping, signage, gates, new sidewalks, parking, exercise equipment stations, a disc golf course and pavilion upgrades.

The 3.1-mile run/walk will be held entirely within the park and professionally timed by Second Sole Racing. Check-in, day-of registration and packet pick-up will be at 8:30am. The race/walk starts at 10 a.m.

Free street parking is available on south end of the park (Park Avenue and side streets) and volunteers will be on hand for assistance.

All participants will receive a 2018 Youngstown Discount Card, a free game of bowling at Westside Bowl and coffee and food samples from Cultivate Cafe and Culturehouse Coffee Roasters, both neighborhood businesses. Other awards include cash prizes plus medals for the top three overall male and female finishers.

Medals will be warded for the top three male and female runners in the following age brackets: 0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, over 70.

Participants can register to run, walk or volunteer at WickPark5K.com.

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