Cleveland Metroparks and CrossCountry Mortgage Announce 2024 Race Series

29, March, 2024

Series kicks-off with Earth Day 5K at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo April 21

Cleveland Metroparks announced the return of the Cleveland Metroparks Race Series presented by CrossCountry Mortgage. This year the race and walk series features four unique races across Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and is designed to encourage exploration and exercise throughout the year.

The 2024 Cleveland Metroparks Race Series presented by CrossCountry Mortgage kicks-off with the Earth Day 5K at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on April 21 at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is now available through April 20 and participants receive entry into the Zoo, refreshments, a custom race shirt and finisher medal. A portion of the proceeds from the Earth Day 5K support green practices and sustainability efforts at the Zoo.

People beginning their race for the Cleveland Metroparks Race Series presented by CrossCountry Mortgage

“Now in its third year, we are excited to be continuing the tradition of the Cleveland Metroparks Race Series with CrossCountry Mortgage as a great way to experience the parks, connect with nature, wildlife and our park community,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman.

Full Cleveland Metroparks 2024 Race Series Schedule

The full race schedule for the 2024 series includes:

Pre-registration for each race is $30, or take the CrossCountry Mortgage challenge and sign up for all four races to save $20.

“This race series offers the opportunity to explore destinations that make us proud to call Northeast Ohio home while bringing together community members for a variety of great causes – from honoring our Military Community and First Responders to enhancing recreational opportunities and supporting conservation efforts,” said Laura Soave, Chief Brand Officer, CrossCountry Mortgage. “We’re excited to partner with the Cleveland Metroparks on this race series for the third year.”

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About CrossCountry Mortgage

CrossCountry Mortgage (CCM) is the nation's number one distributed retail mortgage lender with more than 7,000 employees operating over 800 branches and servicing loans across all 50 states. Our company has been recognized ten times on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private businesses and has received many awards for our standout culture. We offer more than 120 mortgage, refinance and home equity solutions – ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to government-insured programs for Veterans and rural homebuyers – and we are a direct lender and approved seller and servicer by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae. Through our dedication to getting it done, we make every mortgage feel like a win.