Bay Rockets' SNOBALL Run slated for Feb. 22

More than 770 runners and walkers of all ages participated in the inaugural SNOBALL Run in 2013. This year's run takes place Feb. 22. Photo by Mike Strauss

Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 Run 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 winter 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 fun surprises at the post-race event and 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 farthest to participate, the most senior runner to finish and the best costumed/most 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. 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 Feb. 21, 9 a.m. (for online registration) and Feb. 19, 5 p.m. (for mail-ins).

Early packet pickup and race registration is available on Friday, Feb. 21, from 3-7 p.m. in the Bay High School auditorium. Late, day-of-race registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 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 Race Chair 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. 

Anne Kerka

Anne Kerka

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