Bay Rockets SNOBALL Run Set for Feb. 22

snoball 47a3dc02b3127cce9854b23864c800000035100BZtGTJs4bsZSaturday, February 22nd marks the return of Bay Athletic Boosters’ SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile, Family Fun Run, with a start and finish at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road.

SNOBALL Race Chair Tim Brajdic said, “We were thrilled last year when our first race drew more than 770 participants and proved to be a morning of fun for runners and walkers of all ages! This year’s event is on track to be equally as successful and we are again challenging our athletes and their families as well as runners from surrounding communities to come out and participate in the race.”

New to the 2014 SNOBALL Run will be additional 5K awards including: the first dog to cross the finish line (with its owner), the first baby in a stroller to finish, the runner who travels the furthest to participate, the most senior runner to finish and the best costumed/spirited runner. Race awards will be given to the top overall male and female finisher and top finishers in all the standard race age categories.

Bay High School Athletic Director Matt Spellman said, “The SNOBALL Run connects the high school with the Bay Village community and enhances school spirit. We were pleased last year when a third of race participants were Bay students!”

Managed through Hermes Race Systems, the SNOBALL Run will kick off at 9 a.m. Pre-registered participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, a roll of Duck Brand® duct tape and a post-race pancake breakfast. This year, a “Spectator Only Pancake Breakfast” will be available through online and “day of” registration for $5. Bay coaches will again volunteer as celebrity pancake servers.

Pre-register online at or download mail-in forms at Pre-registration costs for the SNOBALL Run are $15 for students and $20 for adults and deadlines are (online) by 9 a.m. February 21and (mail-in) by 5 p.m. February 19.

Early packet pickup and race-registration is available on Friday, February 21 from 3-7 p.m. at Bay High School Auditorium. Late, day-of-race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bay High and costs are $20 for students and $25 for adults. T-shirts and other items available while supplies last for late registrants.

SNOBALL Run sponsorships are available at $1,000, $250 and $100 levels. To become a sponsor, contact Tim Brajdic at (440) 864-0183.

A volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, Bay Athletic Boosters is dedicated to raising funds through events like the SNOBALL Run to promote and support the athletic teams at both Bay High School and Bay Middle School.