Bay Village Heritage Run
The seventh annual Bay Village Foundation 5K run and 1-mile walk took place on Oct. 22. Over 200 runners/walkers took part, despite the terrible weather. The Heritage Run began in 2010 to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the founding of Bay, and has continued as an annual event, benefiting the Bay Village Foundation and the grants and scholarships they award in Bay Village. In addition to the run and walk, a gift basket of over $200 in gift cards was won by one of the pre-registered participants, and five gift baskets were auctioned off, adding a nice “extra” to the event.
Co-chairs for this year’s Heritage Run were Steve Lee and Kelly Sommers, members of the Foundation board, and many other current and former trustees volunteered time to register runners, serve as race guides and monitors, and hand out goodie bags and running shirts.
“We were pleased with the Run despite another year of bad weather," Sommers said. "We even received an email from a runner congratulating us on the run, saying 'very well organized, beautiful route, nice people.'"
Lee added, "Those that braved the windy morning shared in a nice experience celebrating health, friendship and community. I am grateful for our sponsors, volunteers and participants who joined together to make our event a success.”
The nonprofit Bay Village Foundation exists to provide support for projects and programs fostering Bay Village’s historical, cultural, social and educational heritage. Through the Foundation, Bay Village citizens and businesses are encouraged to perpetuate the traditions that make our community a special place to live, work and play.
Trustee of The Bay Village Foundation. Retired lawyer. Resident of Bay Village for over 32 years.