The 39th Annual St. Malachi Church Run (photos and video)

Yesterday was one of our favorite events, the 39th Annual St. Malachi Church Run. Yes, we like it because it crosses the Cuyahoga River twice, but the REAL reason is 1) it’s a sure sign spring is right around the corner, 2) St. Patrick’s Day is close, and 3) we recognize what a huge impact the race has on funding St. Malachi Parish ministries to Cleveland’s most needy.

As a thank you to all the runners and walkers who supported this year’s race by participating, here’s a look at the race through photos and video. If you didn’t run, or would like to make an additional contribution to assist St. Malachi Church ministries, click on the red “DONATE” button on the upper right corner of their webpage! http://www.stmalachi.org/ministries/

With Saturday’s run under your belt, all St. Malachi Church Run participants are invited to join us for Blazing Paddles, an on-the-water celebration of how far the Cuyahoga River has come since the June 22, 1969 fire. We’re part of Sustainable Cleveland’s #Cuyahoga50 and Destination Cleveland’s #VisitMeInCLE. See you on June 22, 2019 at Rivergate Park! http://sharetheriver.com/blazing-paddles

2019 St. Malachi Church Run (Gallery 1)

2019 St. Malachi Church Run (Gallery 2)

2019 St. Malachi Church Run Video

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To say we were humbled at being nominated for four Academy Awards would be an understatement. But to win an Oscar in all four categories? Well, it’s simply unbelievable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your mentorship, support, and encouraging words.

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With spring officially three weeks off, Northeast Ohio looks for any signs of its early arrival and Tuesday delivered as Interlake Steamship Company's Dorothy Ann/Pathfinder made its first trip of the 2018 maritime shipping season up the Cuyahoga River.

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