Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities to Host Fourth Annual 5K Race

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The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD is hosting its fourth annual Metzenbaum Run for Fun 5K on Sunday, May 20 at 8 a.m. All proceeds raised by the event will benefit local individuals with developmental disabilities.

“All proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit individuals who are unable to afford recreational activities, so it’s a great way to help others while having fun. I encourage everyone who is able to sign up to participate.”

Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities to Host Fourth Annual 5K Race

The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) is hosting its fourth annual Metzenbaum Run for Fun 5K on Sunday, May 20 at 8 a.m. All proceeds raised by the event will benefit local individuals with developmental disabilities.

“The 5K run for fun is something we now look forward to every year,” said Superintendent Don Rice. “All proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit individuals who are unable to afford recreational activities, so it’s a great way to help others while having fun. I encourage everyone who is able to sign up to participate.”

Those who sign up for the event can participate in either a one-mile walk or a five-mile run. Packet pick-up will be on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the GCBDD, located at 8200 Cedar Road, Chesterland. Same-day registration will also be available from 7 to 8 a.m. on May 19. Those who are interested can register now at http://www.greaterclevelandxc.com/events/2018/5/20/metzenbaum-run-for-fun-5k-run-5k-walk-1-mile-run.

“People in the community had a great time at this event last year,” Rice said. “It is wonderful that we have the opportunity to host the 5K again this year, which raises awareness of the Board’s dedication to the individuals we serve. I know this year’s race will be just as successful as the ones in prior years. We are really looking forward to the event!”

The 5K is sponsored by the Metzenbaum Foundation and the GCBDD. For more information about the race, contact Misty Bitting, service and support administrator, or Megan Thiron, Employment First manager at 440-729-9406.

For more information about the GCBDD, visit http://www.geaugadd.org.

ABOUT THE GEAUGA COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known as The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, was founded in 1966 to provide services and supports to individuals in Geauga County who have developmental disabilities. Today, our main priority is still enhancing those individuals’ lives through our services. The Metzenbaum Center currently supports more than 800 individuals and their families in Geauga County by helping them live, learn and earn in our community.

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