We have a few important updates for you regarding our Sunset Sprint 5K/10K race outlined below.


Due to recent health and social distancing mandates set forth by the State of Ohio, our race is now restricted to 150 participants per 5K and 10K race. In order to accommodate these safety measures, we have adjusted the start time for the 5K.

The new race day schedule is as follows:

    • 5k – 5:45pm START
    • 10k – 6:30pm START (remains the same)


While adjusting the start time of the LIVE 5K was not an easy decision, the health and well-being of all our attendees is our top priority.


Considering permitting changes due to recent health mandates, the 10K course will take place entirely within lower and upper Edgewater Park. Please see the updated race route below:

If you have any questions or concerns with the adjusted 5K schedule or 10K race route, please contact us directly at nneroni@hermescleveland.com or 215.623.9933.
Interested in what we’re doing to keep you safe at our Sunset Sprint 5K/10K? Please see our social distancing guidelines.



Race the sunset, live or virtually, along Cleveland’s scenic shore of Lake Erie during Sunset Sprint 5K/10K presented by The Illuminating Company at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park.

Based on COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, “choose your own sunset” as this race offers both a live and virtual 5K or 10K option. Multiple route suggestions are available for virtual participants.

Registration for the first 300 participants (live or virtual) will include:

  • -Race t-shirt
  • -Race event pint glass
  • -Official Sunset Sprint Race Bib
  • -Reusable event bag courtesy of The Shamrock Companies
  • -Reusable water bottle courtesy of Cleveland Water
  • -Honey Hut ice cream voucher
  • -Beverage voucher redeemable at Merwin’s Wharf by 12/1/202 (live participants only)
  • -Achievement Award presented by Raising Cane’s (for all participants 14 years or under)
  • -Chip-timing (live participants only)
  • -Gear Check presented by The Shamrock Companies (live participants only)
  • -Awards for top three (3) finishers in each age group: 14& under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ (live participants only)

*Virtual participants may submit their times to HERE in order to be placed on the results page of the website.

Virtual participants are encouraged to “choose your own sunset” with these suggested race routes that feature iconic Cleveland landmarks and script signs. Share your sunset with a run selfie on your social media with your Sunset Sprint gear in front of a Cleveland script sign using hashtags #racethesunset and #sunsetsprint in your post.

Live participant packet pick-up will be at the following locations:

Virtual participants will receive their race items via mail by OCT. 1, 2020 if registered before SEPT. 23, 2020.
All proceeds benefit local nonprofit, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

Please click here for more information on how we’re addressing COVID-19 and Social Distancing measures.