Lindor will champion June 22 Race for Kids

Signups are now under way for the June 22 Race for Kids at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, an event presented by Medical Mutual and benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is once again the official race ambassador and is scheduled to attend, pending any game-day conflicts. The event includes a 5-kilometer run, a 1- mile walk, all-day zoo admission, a commemorative T-shirt and and a host of family friendly activities.

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Cost for individuals is $30 for the 5K run and $20 for the 1-mile walk. There is a $50 family rate for the 1-mile walk. Those who want to participate but are unable to make the race can choose a fundraising-only option.

All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, which provides fun, safe places after school for kids in our community. Each day, about 900 kids go to a Club, where they find caring adult mentors, homework help, career readiness opportunities, arts programs and athletics.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with the 5k race starting at 8:30 a.m.

In addition to presenting sponsor Medical Mutual, Bridgestone Credit Division, Meijer and SportsTime Ohio are the race’s Platinum-level supporters. Gold-level sponsors are Cleveland Clinic and Third Federal Foundation, while Silver-level sponsors are ArcelorMittal, BakerHostetler, Chapman & Chapman, Charles Schwab, Grant Thornton, Heinen’s Grocery Stores, Huntington, Northern Haserot Sherwin Williams and Swagelok.

Bronze sponsors are Cleveland Indians Charities, Don’s Lighthouse, Dworken & Bernstein, First National Bank, Frantz Ward, James P. Anderson, DDS, Oswald Companies, Rolf Goffman Martin Lang, The Lubrizol Corporation and Turner Construction.