Summer Run Series
Habitat 5k Walk, Run, Mosey

Brecksville United Methodist Church has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and other area faith organizations to rehab a house on Longmead Avenue in Cleveland as part of the 2017 Apostles Build. As another part of our ongoing partnership with Habitat, we are also participating in their 5K/1 mile Run/Walk/Mosey on Saturday, May 13. Any funds raised for this event will support the general work and mission of Habitat for Humanity. If you raise or donate at last $20, you will receive a t-shirt to decorate! Prizes will be awarded for best t-shirt design.

Summer Run Series

The Habitat 5K also kicks off our Summer Run Series! This is a great opportunity for you to get in shape, have a TON of fun together with friends and family, and even win some great prizes. Any 5K participants on May 13 can set their baseline time for the summer. Then join us for training group on Tuesday evenings and/or Saturday mornings (as your schedule permits) to see how much you can improve your time over the summer! You can join our Summer Run Group on Facebook for details and updates!

Noel (Fenton) Zickefoose will lead a FREE training group starting on Tuesday, May 16. Training group will continue every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm and Saturday morning at 8:30 am. Training group will meet at the Station Road trailhead in the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

The Challenge

We have identified 5 different 5K races that support our community and the United Methodist Church. Choose any 3 of those races, and see how much you can improve your time from the beginning of the summer to the end! Prizes will be awarded in August for most dedicated participants, most improved times, and other fun categories, including prizes for KIDS! Children, families, and guests are all welcome at training group, and modifications will be available for ALL levels (including walkers).

So join us on Saturday, May 13, to support Habitat, kick off the Summer Run Series, and set your first 5K time for the summer! The event will take place at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, with registration opening at 8:45am and prayer and walking/running starting at 10:00 am. Learn more at

Can’t make it on May 13? That’s ok! Join us for these other great races, or clock your own baseline 5K time on your own and let us know at training group!  Contact Joy Parker at with any questions!

More 5K’s to come   

Wednesday, June 14 – Lakeside Chatauqua in Lakeside, Ohio (during Annual Conference)The Bishop’s 3C’s 5K Run/Walk at 7:30 am.  Come up early and stay for a wonderful day including the annual MFSA Luncheon and Open Table Worship at 5:30 pm.

Sunday, July 2 – Brecksville Home Days 5K

Sunday, July 9 – Broadview Heights Home Days 5K

Saturday, August 19 – Recovery Resources 5K Run for Recovery