Winking Lizard Tavern

Winking Lizard is the tavern of choice to eat, relax, and enjoy!

A Shot in the Dark Race Info

Race Day Info
The Winking Lizard Shot in the Dark packet-pick up and late registration at the Winking Lizard on Huron Road near the West End of the Street.


Enjoy live music by The Spazmatics. The outdoor Beer Garden will be open throughout the race.


2 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk and 2 Person (2 Miles each) Team Event begin on Huron


4 Mile Run begins on Huron


10:00PM to 2:00AM
Party continues inside the Winking Lizard Tavern


What You Get
The Winking Lizard "A Shot in the Dark" will have 2 water stops, mile markers and course monitors

Runner Amenities:
Glow-in-the-dark necklace
Custom Winking Lizard "A Shot in the Dark" T-shirt
Entry into the Block Party
Free sandwich - compliments of the Winking Lizard
Beer and Liquor specials


2 Person (2 Miles Each) Team Event
The following information applies to all 2 Person Teams:
Please review this information with each member of your team.

Each person will run 2 miles and start at the same time.  There is no relay exchange zone.  Your times will then be combined to determine the relay winner.  Only 1 team member needs to pick up the team packet.

If you register online, you can sign up both runners and pay for your team.  If you register through the mail have EACH member fill out an entry form and submit both entries in the SAME envelope.


Course Maps
2 Mile course map

4 Mile course map

Water Stops on the 4 Mile Course will be located at W. 28th and Lorain, and W. 29th and Clinton.


Beer Garden
Everyone is welcome into the Beer Garden. If you show ID and are 21 and over, you will receive a wrist band to have the opportunity to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Drink Specials (Available throughout the evening)

- 20oz Great Lakes Holy Moses $4.00

- 20oz Sierra Nevada Summerfest $4.00

- 20oz Coors Light $4.00

- 20oz Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita's $6.00

- Cherry and Grape Red Bull Bombs $4.00


Live Music
A party isn't a party without live music! Come down to see local favorites The Spazmatics on Huron Road inside the Beer Garden throughout the evening.


Race Photos
Event photos will be available after the race at Thomas Horvath Photography. We will also post photos on our Facebook page.


4 Mile: Top 3 men and woman overall and three deep in the following age categories:
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over

2 Person (2 Miles Each) Team Event: Top 3 Male, Female, & Coed Teams

2 Mile Fun Run: Top overall male and female and three deep in the following age categories:
9 & Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Over


Hotel Accommodations

The Radisson Cleveland Gateway Hotel is the host hotel for the 2013 Shot in the Dark race. The Radisson is conveniently located at 651 Huron Road, just a few steps away from the Winking Lizard. A small block of rooms are available at a discounted rate of $130 by mentioning "Hermes Sports & Events". To receive a room in the block, reservations must be made by THURSDAY, JUNE 20. After June 20, the rooms will be released and rates cannot be guaranteed. Book your room NOW by calling (216) 377-9000 or by clicking here.


The Winking Lizard “A Shot in the Dark” will need volunteers to help with registration, water stops, course monitors and post race food. All volunteers will receive a glow in the dark necklace and t-shirt along with post race food. If you would like to help, please email

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Enjoy! Drink! Eat!