Health Fair and Family Expo to feature 5K run

North Royalton City Schools and the City of North Royalton are holding a Health Fair and Family Expo on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 8 a.m.-noon on the campus of North Royalton High School, 14713 Ridge Rd.

The day begins with a free pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. in the student dining area, courtesy of Paul F. Marnecheck, North Royalton City Council president.

At 9 a.m., the North Royalton 5K Bear Run will take place following the singing of the National Anthem by the North Royalton High School Choir. This is the 12th annual 5K and one mile wellness and family activity walk. The course starts at the high school and continues along designated North Royalton roads.

Awards will be given for the first-place overall male and female, as well as the top three age group finishers in each of the nine brackets. Participants can register in advance at The 5K registration fee is $20 per runner but the one-mile walk does not have a fee. A canned food donation is recommended for those participating in the walk.

For more information, call North Royalton Recreation Department member Jason Swim at 440-237-5645.

Representatives from Southwest General Health Center, University Hospital Parma Medical Center and various health and fitness vendors will be available at the health fair. Free health, vision and fitness screenings will be available, including body fat analysis, blood pressure screenings, pain management information and cholesterol and glucose levels.

Other highlights include the North Royalton Police, Fire and Safety Departments, including the K-9 unit. City Dogs Cleveland will also be on campus with rescue animals available for adoption. A grand raffle basket drawing will close the event. ∞