The Run.4.Fun is a race that has taken place for 21 years now and raises money to support programs at Medina High School, award scholarships and provide teacher grants. The Medina City Schools Foundation supports the tutoring center, Link Crew, Huddle Shuddle and over $40,000 is awarded to graduating seniors.

Pre registration costs were $25 for an individual, $70 for a family of 4 and $15 for a child under 8 running the half mile. Day of race on-site registration was $30.

The 5k took place through Forest Meadows behind the school and was part of the Subway Challenge Series. Children 8 and under ran two laps on the High School track. This year over 500 runners participated with many preparing for the larger races later this month which includes the Medina Half Marathon.

“There’s an excitement and friendliness with everyone who is there,” Ms. Jen Anzalone said, “I think this race is a hidden gem for the community. It’s not only a family race for all ages, it is a true competitive race through the Subway Challenge Series.”

New this year was the addition of food trucks due to the elimination of the sub sandwiches at the end of the race. The Foundation was approached by Lobster Louie’s in Canton to sponsor the race and participate. The Foundation then reached out to Paul Davis from Dan’s Dogs who agreed to be part of the event.

Overall the event turned out great during the beautiful weather and the food trucks were a hit. Paul Davis was proud to support such a fun community that gives back to the schools.