CLEVELAND (WJW) – The FOX 8 FOX Trot race day finally arrived! The 5K run and 1-mile walk took place Sunday in Public Square.
Andrea Klima from Independence was the first runner to arrive at the finish line. She ran the 5K in 18 minutes! Congrats Andrea!
The 1-mile walkers stepped off at 8 a.m. and the 5K runners began their race at 9 a.m. Several members of the FOX 8 family were there to show their support.
We’re raffling a number of prizes again this year. Check those out below:
What if I couldn’t make it?
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Who does this year’s event benefit?
This year’s race benefits the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. They’ve been filling trunks with groceries at the muni lot with lines miles-long for more than two years in Northeast Ohio as the COVID-19 pandemic hit local families hard.
The food bank and its partners served nearly 350,000 people across six counties in Northeast Ohio last year. For almost 90,000 of those people, it was their first time reaching out for help from the food bank.
At the race, FOX 8 reporter Jessica Dill spoke with the president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Kristin Warzocha, who says she is thrilled that FOX 8 chose their organization to benefit from the event.
“The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is Northeast Ohio’s largest hunger relief organization,” Warzocha said. “We provide food to a network of 1,000 non-profit partners serving six counties. Last year together we served 343,000 people who needed help with food at some point throughout the year.”
See the full interview in the video player below.
Northern Ohio Honda Dealer Association sponsored the event.