Come One, Come All….It’s Time to ‘Celebrate Westlake!’

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Team Q-Lab leads the way

‘Celebrate Westlake,’ the annual 5-Mile Run, 5K, Kids Runs and Health Fair hosted each year on the grounds of University Hospital St. John Medical Center, will step off this year the morning of Sept. 2.

“We are so happy that the 27th anniversary of this race will once again be held on the grounds of our founding sponsor, University Hospitals St. John Medical Center,” says William ‘Bud’ Hagy, who originated the event back in 1990 as a way to give back to the community.

“We are also very proud and grateful to welcome a new title sponsor in Q-Lab Corporation of Westlake. Q-Lab has participated as a sponsor at some level every year, but this year they have stepped up to become our presenting sponsor and we are proud to welcome them. We are very grateful to Q-Lab president Doug Grossman and everyone associated with Q-Lab for their generous support.”

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Registration fees for the day’s events are: $25 pre-registration, which includes a custom race shirt. $30 the day of the race with custom race shirt. $15 pre-registration for seniors 65 and older with a custom race shirt. For kids younger than 13, there is a 1 mile or half mile Kids Fun Dash which is $5 with a T-shirt or Free without a T-shirt.

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Are you ready to race yet? Feet pounding the pavement and the smell of fresh cut grass when you hit your stride at mile 2. Registration is open and as a special gift to you here is a code for $5 off pre-registration! Code: celebrate27. Register at

Kids Fun Dash

In addition to the 5 mile run, 5K run & 5K walk, a half-mile and 1-mile Kids’ Fun Dash, a Health and Fitness Expo will round out the day.  The Kids’ Fun Dash starts at 9:45 a.m. and will be held on the medical center’s fitness trail, which is a half-mile in length and is surrounded by trees and a fountain.

Health & Fitness Expo

The Health and Fitness Expo, from 8 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., includes local merchants, health screenings and vendors displaying the latest in health and wellness products.  In addition, the St. John Medical Center Community Outreach Dept. will be on hand to provide free blood pressure readings, along with additional “healthy” information.

Beer Garden!

Back by popular demand, visit the Celebrate Westlake Beer Garden after the run! Many thanks for sponsor Sibling Revelry Brewing. See you Sept. 2!

Dogs Welcome!

One of the highlights of last year’s Celebrate Westlake was Run with Your Dog! So popular, it’s back this year! Dogs Welcome! Run with your favorite furry friend at this year’s Celebrate Westlake, too. We know you like to take your pooches out on your runs, so bring them here to enjoy the morning with you! Run, fun, fur and afterwards, a beer garden! Don’t miss out.

Thank You

Celebrate Westlake would not be possible without the support of its generous sponsors. Special thanks this year to Q-Lab Corporation of Westlake. Q-Lab has sponsored Celebrate Westlake at different levels each and every of CW’s 27 years. This year, Q-Lab is leading the way as Title Sponsor. Thank you!

Mile Marker sponsors include Northwest, Nordson, Bistro83 and American Greetings. Other important sponsorship comes from Tropical Breeze Realty, Cleveland Magazine, Av8 Promotions, LLC, Sibling Revelry Brewing, Giant Eagle, Cuyahoga Community College, UH St. John Medical Center, City of Westlake, Greenquest Group, Bracemart, Pepsi and Westlake Police. Thank you to all!

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