The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio's 18th Annual Walk, Rock & Run

Dear Friends,

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.

Our Walk, Rock and Run will be held virtually on June 21st. Diversity Center staff members, and special surprise guests will be live on Facebook and Instagram at 8:30 a.m., walking the route with you.

While much of the world has stopped, our mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism will not be placed on pause. That’s why we’re asking you to help us cover the cost of continuing our diversity, equity and inclusion work with students.

We have all seen how the impact of COVID-19 is especially severe for those in marginalized socio-economic groups (people of color, the elderly, youth, people with disabilities, indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, and migrants).

Our programming, in School & Youth, SHIFT Consulting, and in LeadDIVERSITY, is a strong antidote to the bias, bigotry and racism that has created such inequity.
Our work is needed now, more than ever! 

Participating virtually and donating to Walk, Rock and Run, is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to ensure that we can continue our School & Youth programming as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19.

If you were planning on attending Walk, Rock and Run this year, consider donating in the amount that you would have spent on gasoline, parking, breakfast and coffee, had you attended the event. Please consider a donation of $25 to $50 or more.

While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that because of your generosity, we are working overtime to develop an additional program delivery model, Distance Learning.

Click Here to Donate to Walk, Rock and Run

On behalf of all of us at The Diversity Center, thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for helping us to create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness. With your support, not only will we get through this, but we will come out stronger. 



You're probably familiar with our run and walk taking place at a specific location.

With a virtual run/walk, you get to choose your own course, whether it's a treadmill or your neighborhood street, what time you start, and who walks next to you!

Runners, you will have from Sunday, June 21st until Monday, July 6th to complete your race. Once you are done, please email to include your finish time to be posted on Hermes Cleveland website, and DCNEO website.

If you have already registered for the 3 Mile Walk or 5K Run, your registration will automatically be transferred over to Virtual.


  • Free
  • Donations are Encouraged and Appreciated
  • Registration is required
  • If you purchased a walk t-shirt, you will be able to pick up your shirt, and prizes on Saturday, August 15th or 22nd between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at The Diversity Center. There will be more information to come.


  • $35 if registered by June 15th
  • $40 if registered between June 16th - July 6th
  • Walk, Rock and Run t-shirt included with registration,
  • You will be able to pick up your shirt and prizes on Saturday, August 15th or 22nd between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at The Diversity Center. There will be more information to come.

Deadline for Registration:

  • Online registration closes at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 6th



Embracing Diversity Costume Contest

Embracing Diversity will come alive through individual and personal stories. Let’s embrace diversity by dressing up as your favorite hero, father figure, (in honor of Father's Day) and don’t forget your creative face mask. 

Upload your photo using #WalkRockandRun, the first 5 people who tag us, and #WalkRockandRun with their costume will receive a $5 Target gift card. 









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