Press Release
Posted July 6, 2022

Lorain County Community College will hold the 44th Santarelli Memorial 5K at 9:15 a.m. on July 23. The race is open to the public.

The entry fee for the race is $25, which includes a T-shirt (while supplies last). Awards will be given to the top 5K finishes in the female, male, and age group categories. A free 1-mile fun run will be held at 9 a.m., prior to the main event.

Named after the late David Santarelli, a former cross country runner at LCCC, the event is held on the college’s historic cross country course which has been the host of OHSAA cross country district championships in the past.

“David continued to help out the team after contracting cancer and, after his death, Jack Wilhelm started the race in his honor,” LCCC Cross Country Head Coach and Santarelli Memorial Race Director Jim Powers said.

Students that participated in LCCC’s running camp have free entry to the race.

“In addition to the general public, we strongly encourage high school runners in the surrounding areas to come out and experience the challenge and fun of cross country running,” said Powers, who will enter his 15th year this fall.

Runners can register online prior to the event.
Proceeds benefit the LCCC Cross Country team and the LCCC Washka Scholarship.

Race day registration will be available.