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

Race Features

5K Run: The course is run on both the road and trail along the scenic Shaker Lakes and the Nature Center habitats. Race managed by HMA Promotions.

12-Mile Doan Brook Gorge Hike:  Our vigorous 12-mile hike, led by The Cleveland Hiking Club, will take us to Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve (Dike 14) on Lake Erie and back to the Nature Center.

4-Mile Doan Brook Gorge Hike: Hike along the Shaker Parklands and the scenic Doan Brook gorge. We'll 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 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