parkrun, Free 5k Held Saturdays at Sippo Lake Park!

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Stark Parks would like to stress our top priority is the safety of our visitors and employees. At this time, the park district has made the decision to temporarily suspend Stark Parks’ public and volunteer programs beginning Mon., March 16 through Sun., April 12. Any registration fees for programs scheduled between these dates will be refunded.

All parks, trails, and public facilities will remain open at this time. Additional disinfecting procedures are being maintained in public areas, including all rentable facilities, Exploration Gateway, Wildlife Conservation Center, and Quail Hollow Park. Refunds are available for anyone wishing to cancel between Mon., March 16 – Sun., April 12, otherwise existing rentals will remain reserved. We will accept new reservations after April 12.

Stark Parks will continue to follow guidance provided by all federal, state and local health authorities. All further decisions will be communicated to the public on an ongoing basis as the situation evolves. For more information, please call (330) 477-3552 or follow us on Facebook. Thank you!

Friends of Stark Parks is proud to bring parkrun USA to Sippo Lake Park! parkrun is a completely free, weekly (held every Saturday morning), timed 5k staged at parks around the world, led by volunteers.   These 5k events are open to everyone – including walkers. Participants only need to register once to be signed up for any and all races they would like to attend at Sippo Lake Park, but they do need to bring their printed bar code to each event. A quick briefing will start each week at 7:50 a.m. with the event beginning at 8 a.m. Participants are welcome to stick around for coffee and community afterward.  parkrun at Sippo Lake was the second parkrun location in Ohio and the 30th location in the United States.

Register here for parkrun!

The run will start each week at the Exploration Gateway, located at the north entrance of Sippo Lake Park. Parking is available in the lower lot and the 5k will begin near the shelter.