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Are You Ready for the Meltdown?

5K run & street party happen on July 21 in downtown Lakewood.

The third annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5K & Street Party hits the road 4 -10 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 on closed Detroit Avenue between Mars and Marlowe avenues in downtown Lakewood.

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5K is just one of 10 races being held in Lakewood this year. The race course begins and ends in historic downtown Lakewood and features a DJ and sprinkler zone at the turn.

Day of race registration check-in begins at 5:30 at St. Charles and Detroit Avenues. Use 14701 Detroit Ave. to Mapquest or Google the location. The 5K race begins at 7 p.m.; post race awards are at 8. A 1-mile kids race is at 5 p.m.

The Meltdown Event includes the Street Party/Streetwalk from years past, featuring “active-living” programs from more than 40 businesses and nonprofit organizations. There are dozens of interactive opportunities, including a sprinkler park, 1-mile fun run, fencing, yoga, skateboarding and jazzercise on Detroit Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Summer Meltdown title sponsor, , will once again play host to the event along with .  Post-race activities, including live entertainment, a beer garden, food and fun on the street, are free and open to the public. 

5K registration is available at peaceracing.com.  For more information about the Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5K & Street Party, visit downtownlakewood.org.

Online registration for the 5K run is open until 11 p.m. on July 19, $20;
“Day of” registration at 5:30 p.m., $25; Youth Race, $15; “Day of” registration at 4 p.m.

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