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The Running of the Dads

Celebrate Father's Day by breaking a sweat.

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People can score a last-minute Father’s Day gift at today’s DadsDay Run. Everyone who crosses the finish line at the fifth-annual outing gets a tie. “We put them around their necks, like medals,” says director Peter Nagusky. The day features three races: a 5K opening race, a 1K run, and a 100-meter Kidsprint. The kickoff jog loops around tree-lined Shaker Heights neighborhoods, but it’s the toddler competition that gets everyone excited, says Nagusky. “They run this race with their bibs on.” All participants score a commemorative T-shirt, while victors snag trophies. More than anything, says Nagusky, it’s a way for families to bond with Dad on this very special day. “I’m running around behind the scenes,” he says. “But my kids always come out and race for me.”
Sun., June 17, 7:30 a.m.

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