t doesn't matter if you're slow or fast, if you run 1 mile or 100, if you're a first time runner or if you have been running your whole life: Cleveland West Road Runners Club welcomes you!
Cleveland West Road Runners Club (CWRRC) is one of the oldest and most well regarded running clubs in the greater Cleveland area. Founded in the mid-1970's, for 40 years CWRRC has been promoting an active lifestyle centered on running of all forms. The club welcomes and encourages participants of all abilities, from basic walkers through premier runners, and all ages from youth to senior athletes still engaging in their 80's and beyond. By offering a widening range of events the club aims to further expand current membership and grow our outreach in the NE Ohio running community.
Each week the club hosts 2-3 group runs at various local venues such as the Cleveland Metroparks. The club sponsors at least three major races each year including the Fall Classic 1/2 marathon and 5K, the July 4th Bay Days 5-miler and 1 mile fun run, and a major race in the Spring. These races together draw several thousand participants of all ages from all over. The Fall Classic and Bay Days races have been running now for over 40 years and are among the most popular races in northeast Ohio. We now host a women's- only 10K in the Spring. We're thrilled to focus on and celebrate the strength and empowerment of women runners.
We also began a new series called #CLE Wanders, where a group run explores the history and culture of different neighborhoods throughout greater Cleveland. These runs are proving hugely popular and drawing an ever-widening level of interest.
Cleveland West Road Runners Club is committed to giving back to the community to organizations whose mission aligns closely with the goals of the club. CWRRC operates as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and each year donates profits from the major races to local charities and organizations including the Cleveland Metroparks United Trail Fun and the Girls With Sole charity.
Cleveland West Road Runners Club is a non-profit member club of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). CWRRC accepts dues which are spent by volunteer officers (elected by club members). A portion of the dues is paid to the RRCA, which provides insurance and organizational assistance. We use dues and other funds to organize the events and to donate to charitable causes. At no time do we distribute funds to officers or members who serve as volunteers. All meetings and events are open to all members at all times; no one is excluded.
Most importantly Cleveland West succeeds on the vibrant input and contribution of all our members and participants. We welcome you! we welcome your ideas and we look forward to running many, many more miles together.
Save the date of Wednesday, November 1st, for the next CWRRC newsletter assembly/ business meeting to be held at the club’s new venue: the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation, located at 26633 Detroit Rd., in Westlake 44145.
The building, formerly a house, is located on the south side of Detroit, west of Canterbury and east of Dover Center. Look for the bright new CWRRC banners. There is plenty of parking in the rear of the building. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Charlie Farrell will share his vision and the mission of the Foundation.
The club will provide pizza; please bring your own beverage of choice. This will be an important meeting, at which we will discuss the final details of the Fall Classic, which is slated for Sunday, November 19th, at Bonnie Park, and future planning for 2018.