Trick-or-Trot is a spooky, Halloween-themed 5K run and family friendly 1-mile Trick-or-Treat walk, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Brecksville, was held in the beautiful Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks on the Saturday before Halloween, October 27, 2012.
“Trick-or-Trot” brought together ghosts, goblins, firefighters and pilots of all sizes to benefit Kids in Flight and the Kiwanis Club of Brecksville! Children enjoyed music, bounce house, face painting, costumes, crafts, and of course, the trick-or-treating and candy! Prizes for the funniest and best children’s character costumes were awarded to age groups; cutest baby, 14 and under, 5-19, and 20-up.
The event will started and finished at Oak Grove Pavilion, near the intersection of Valley Parkway and Brecksville Rd, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. Runners could register by mail or online before 10/23/12. Participants received an adult long sleeve t-shirt and awards were given to top 5K finishers and costume wearers in several age groups.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email an inquiry to BrecksvilleTrickorTrot@gmail.com.
About the organizations:
Kids in Flight uses aviation to empower children with serious illnesses or disabilities, and their families, through flight experiences and educational programs. Each year, the organization hosts a special day highlighting the wonder of aviation called Wings of Wonder from Burke Lakefront Airport. Children, and their families, are invited to enjoy a day away from it all while taking part in games, crafts and other activities including a catered lunch and sightseeing flight over Cleveland. All of this is at absolutely no cost to the families and creates memories that will last forever. For more information: www.kidsinflight.org
Kiwanis Club of Brecksville has more than 65 years of service to children, civic and charitable organizations, in and around Brecksville. The club organizes Brecksville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, Santa Delivery, Horse Show, Cleveland Youth Orchestra concert, and Trick-or-Trot. In the past year alone, Brecksville Kiwanis monetarily supported BBHHS students with more than $11,000 in college scholarships. They also supported Eagle Scout projects in local hospitals and playgrounds, BBH Middle School music department, Brecksville Fire Department with pediatric equipment, and created 1800+ Easter baskets for northeast Ohio’s neediest children. For more information: www.brecksvillekiwanis.org.
The Trick-or-Trot event was sponsored by:
- Vertical Runner
- Akron Children's Hospital Pediatrics
- Kids in the Sun - University Hospitals - Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
- Land Creations Landscaping Inc.
- The Little Gym
- Giant Eagle