Bay Rockets SNOBALL Run slated for Feb. 21

Hamlet (with Rich Oldrieve of Westlake) was the first dog to finish in the 2014 Bay Rockets SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk. Photo by Mike Strauss.

Saturday, Feb. 21, marks the date of Bay Athletic Boosters’ 2015 SNOBALL 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run, with a start and finish at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road. The race kicks off at 9 a.m.

“This is our third year for the SNOBALL Run and the race continues to grow," said race chair Tim Brajdic. "Our 2014 event drew more than 800 runners and walkers and was a great family event! The addition of five special awards last year – including first baby in a stroller to cross the finish line and first dog to cross the finish line – truly added to the spirit of the morning."

Race awards will be given to top finishers in a number of gender and age categories. Additional 5K awards will include: 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/spirited runner.

“The SNOBALL Run is more than a 5K race," said Bay High School Athletic Director Matt Spellman. "It is a morning of connecting with students, faculty, alumni and community members and an event that truly boosts Bay Rocket and Bay Village spirit and camaraderie!"

Pre-register online at hermescleveland.com or download mail-in forms at bayrocketsassociation.com. Pre-registered participants receive a long-sleeved, cotton T-shirt, post-race food and drinks, and a pancake breakfast. Pre-registration costs for the SNOBALL Run are $15 for students and $20 for adults. A "spectators only" pancake breakfast will be available through online and day-of registration for $5. Bay coaches will volunteer as celebrity pancake servers.

The mail-in registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18, and online registration is due by 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 20.
Early packet pickup and race-registration will be available on Friday, Feb. 20, from 3-7 p.m. in the 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.

New to the race in 2015 are individual-level sponsorships for $50. Sponsors will receive a SNOBALL T-shirt and their names will appear on the back of the shirt. SNOBALL Run sponsorships are also available at $500 (Gold), $250 (Silver) and $100 (Bronze) 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 to promote and support the athletic teams at both Bay High School and Bay Middle School.

Anne Kerka

Anne Kerka

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