Party in the Parklands

Shaker RunFamily Run   Sunday, September 18 • 7am – 4pm

Grab your family and friends for a hike or race through the scenic Shaker Parklands and Nature Center habitats. This year, the Shaker Lakes Hike & Run is part of Party in the Parklands: A 50th Anniversary Festival, a free, all ages event honoring the Freeway Fight that saved the Shaker Parklands and all of the surrounding communities. The celebration begins with the Shaker Lakes Hike & Run and offers entertainment, activities, food trucks and BottleHouse Brewery beer all day until 4 pm. Registration includes tech-shirt and snacks. To register, visit

8:30 am 5K + 10K Races
$20 early-bird registration through September 5
$25 registration through September 14
$30 race day registration opens at 7 am

8:45 am Guided Hikes
12-mile Lakes to Lake Hike to Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve and back, led by The Cleveland Hiking Club;
9-mile hike to and through Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve with shuttle return;
6-mile hike to Gordon Park with shuttle return;
4-mile hike through the scenic Doan Brook Gorge;
1-mile Pet Friendly, Family Hike
$20 adults; $10 children under 12; children 3 and under free

9:30 Beer Garden Opens and Party in the Parklands begins
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 2600 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights.
For more information, visit

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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