Celebrate Westlake 2014

Over 900 participated in the annual Celebrate Westlake event at St. John Medical Center on Aug. 30. The 24th installment of Westlake's 5-mile charity run was a success once again, drawing runners from across Ohio and several states. Switching back to the Celebrate Westlake name after several years as the North Coast Challenge, the event included a 5K run/walk, kids' fun dashes and activities, and a health and fitness expo. Proceeds from the event benefit a number of Westlake charities. More than $1.4 million has been raised since 1991.

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  • Westlake’s Kailee Shaver sings the national anthem.

  • Westlake patrolman Anthony Lavolpa leads runners down Center Ridge Road at the start of the 5-mile race.

  • Five-milers head down the Center Ridge Road course.

  • Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, second from left, joins the runners and walkers at the start of the 5k run/walk during the 24th annual Celebrate Westlake event on Aug. 30.

  • Abraham Chelanga finishes first in the 5-mile race with a time of 24:41.8.

  • Michelle Titus and Hannah Alvarado give massages after the races.

  • Liudmila Stepanova finished first in the wome's 5-mile race with a time of 27:25.1

  • CERT volunteer Jane Hoffman pours water on Mike Ode of Hinckley after he crosses the finish line.

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