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2014 The Nature Center Shaker Lakes Hike and Run

The annual Hike & Run, presented by Baker Hostetler and Edward Jones Investements, benefits the Nature Center's Jenny Goldman Environmental Educator in Residence Program that underwrites environmental education for underserved urban youth.

Race Features

5K Run and a 10k: The courses are run on both the road and trail along the scenic Shaker Lakes and the Nature Center habitats. Race managed by HMA Promotions.

12-Mile Lakes to Lake:  Our vigorous 12-mile hike, led by The Cleveland Hiking Club, will take hikers to Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve  on Lake Erie and back to the Nature Center.

One Way Lakes to Lake Hike:This option allows hike to walk 6 miles to the Gordon Boat Ramp or 9 miles through the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. A shuttle will be provided back tothe Shaker Nature Center.

4-Mile Doan Brook Gorge Hike: Hike along the Shaker Parklands and the scenic Doan Brook gorge. Explore the habitats, history and geology of this unique area called the Portage Escarpment, the beginnings of the Appalachian mountain range.

1-Mile Pet Friendly Hike for Families: Hike along the Nature Center trails through the forest, marsh and prairie. Pets must be leashed at all times.


Registration Fees

Registration opens at 8:00am on race day.

- 5K and 10K Race - $20 pre-register by Sept 20th, $25 after Sept 20th
Registration includes a tech shirt and refreshments.

- Hikes - Adults $15; Children under 12, Scouts and school club members $10
Registration includes a tech shirt and refreshments.


Contact HMA

If you have questions, please contact HMA Promotions at 216-752-5151 or email


10K RACE - Registration

5K RACE - Registration

HIKES - Adults

HIKES - Child Under 12, Scout and School Club Member