The Course Map

For our runners, here’s a map of the course. Starting at St. Vincent Church, the four-mile run will travel through some of the famous brick road West Hill neighborhoods of Akron, then traverse through historic Glendale Cemetery and wind back up the challenging Glendale Hill. The run will finish on the 50-yard line of John Cistone Field at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Then the party begins!! The Four Leaf Clover Finisher’s Festival will include the Family Fun Run, a very special and moving awards ceremony, a BBQ for all, a live concert featuring nationally acclaimed Disco Inferno, refreshments and many other special activities. The inaugural Finisher’s Festival was a huge smash! According to runner Tim P., “it was the most amazing post-race party – a blast!” The Four Leaf Clover Run is an event, and a celebration of helping others.

Friday June 9th

Friday, June 9: Packet pickup from 3:00-8:00pm at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School Green Street Stadium – End zone pavilion

Saturday June 10th Agenda

  • Saturday, June 10: 8:00 AM – Day of Registration – at the Start Line

    • Located at St. Vincent Church Parking Lot, 17 N. Maple Street. You can also pick up your race packet here.
    • 10:00 AM – Four Leaf Clover Run
    • 11:00 AM – Family Fun Run
    • 11:15 AM – Awards Ceremony
    • 11:20 AM – BBQ starts
    • Noon – Disco Inferno Concert

What is the Four Leaf Clover Challenge?

Accept the Challenge! Make a Statement! The Four Leaf Clover Challenge is four ways to make a difference, and here are your options:

Run It

This is the must do short distance run in the Akron area for 2017! Of course, you can walk it too! This challenging, fun four-mile course will travel through some of the famous brick road West Hill neighborhoods of Akron, including historic Glendale Cemetery. The run will finish on the 50-yard line of John Cistone Field at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Yes, the same field that LeBron played on! Included in all the fun is the finisher’s party. The Four Leaf Clover Run Finisher’s Festival is complete with live music, refreshments, and an onsite BBQ. There is also an awards ceremony for overall and age group winners and recognition of fundraising champions and cancer fighters. Most importantly, your entry fee is not just another race fee; think of it as a gift to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.

All Runners/Walkers receive:

  • Commemorative Gift
  • Race T-shirt
  • Finishers Festival
  • Goodie Bag
  • BBQ Meal
  • One Beer Ticket (21 age or over)
  • Overall/Age/Group Awards.

Raise it.

Did you ever want to run a race with so much meaning for that special someone? A fighter? In Memory of? Or to give hope? The Four Leaf Clover Run is just what you have been waiting for in a race! Run to give joy, create smiles, and give a break to a struggling family or a child facing a battle with life itself. Run in memory of or in hope for a fighter. Start a fundraising page today! Click on the link below.  In our inaugural year, we had nearly two-dozen runners start a page and raise thousands of dollars … let’s shatter that record this year! Your memory or your fighter will be acknowledged in our event day program, on-site at the finisher’s festival, and with social media recognition after the big race day. The cool part is we are going to award you for helping us make a difference and create smiles. After all, you are a difference maker and you’re making a statement for that special person. Look at these cool awards:

  • Raise $1000
    • Special Recognition during Finishers Festival
    • Entry to the Akron Marathon (Any Category) or a Four Leaf Clover Run Tech Hoodie/$50.00 Gift Certificate to Second Sole
    • Race Entry (which you may choose to defer towards our cause)
    • Commemorative Gift
    • Finishers Festival
    • Goodie Bag
    • BBQ Meal
    • One Beer Ticket (21 age or over)
  • Raise $500
    • Hall of Fame Marathon Entry or a Four Leaf Clover Run Tech Hoodie/$50 Gift Certificate to Second Sole
    • Race Entry (which you may choose to defer towards our cause)
    • Commemorative Gift
    • Finishers Festival
    • Goodie Bag
    • BBQ Meal
    • One Beer Ticket (21 age or over)
  • Raise $250
    • Race Entry (which you may choose to defer towards our cause)
    • $20 Gift Certificate to Second Sole
    • Commemorative Gift
    • Finishers Festival
    • Goodie Bag
    • BBQ Meal
    • One Beer Ticket (21 age or over)
  • Raise $100
    • Commemorative Gift
    • Race Entry (which you may choose to defer towards our cause)
    • Finishers Festival
    • Goodie Bag 
    • BBQ Meal
    • One Beer Ticket (21 age or over)

We will not only recognize all difference makers at the Finisher’s Festival, but the top three difference makers will be acknowledged on stage and presented with a commemorative gift. Any effort is a statement. Your family, friends, co-workers and employers can help you achieve your financial goal. Set a goal and share it with everyone … invite all your friends to participate. Accept the “Raise It” Challenge! Of course, you will get all the cool stuff listed in the “Run It” section! We are all working together to create smiles!

Team it.

The “Team It” is a two-layered effort to make a difference with the High School or Open Team Challenge. What an exciting way to really step up and bring high schools together to challenge each other and see who makes the biggest statement as a high school group in the “Raise It” High School Challenge. Of course, you get to run the course race day too!

The Open Team Challenge is another way to Team It. It allows you to gather friends of any age, or co-workers in the name of your company, to team it to raise funds and challenge each other to see which Open Team runs the fastest and raises the most amount of money.

High School Challenge

We want to challenge all high schools to stand up to cancer and help change lives.

Gather as many fellow classmates as you can as a unified team and enter the “High School Team It & Raise It”. First, register individually to run/walk the race, then create a catchy name and start a fundraising page on the registration link after signing up to run! Others in your group can register also individually than can join your fundraising team. It could be a soccer team, band members, drama club, football team, etc. All will run, raise money, and challenge other groups from within their school or other area schools to see who can make the biggest statement by raising the most money.

The top three groups will be recognized the day of the race. The top school overall will be awarded a plaque to proudly display for bragging rights of the Four Leaf Clover Run Challenge. Wear your school colors and show your school pride!

The Open/Corporate Team Challenge

Do you want to make a difference as a four-person team of coworkers or friends? Then accept the challenge of the Four Leaf Clover Run Open Team It Challenge. Gather four of your friends, four of your coworkers, or four fast or not so fast people you know!!! We will compile the aggregate times and give awards to the top three male, female, and mixed teams and top three fundraising teams.

Make a statement running and raising funds for those fighting cancer every day of their lives. We’ll even throw a party for your efforts!!! Plus you get all the cool stuff we’re giving to all participants! It’s a Win/Win!

 

Sponsor It

You can put your donation to work creating smiles without even running a block! Put your dollars to work making a difference today! You can Sponsor It individually in memory of a loved one or current fighter with a donation. How about your company becoming an OFFICIAL Four Leaf Clover Run Corporate Sponsor!?! Various opportunities are available. Be a part of Akron’s best up and coming short-distance race and join us for the most amazing post-race party! Contact us directly to discuss opportunities.

Sponsor It

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