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Registration is now open for the Geauga Park District’s 11th Annual Thrilling, Thrilling, Caveman Suit Sporting Event, the Caveman Crawl…

For more information and registration, contact the park district at 440-286-9516 or visit

Run like a caveman

June 12

Registration is now open for the Geauga Park District’s 11th Annual Thrilling, Thrilling, Caveman Costume Sporting Event, The Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk, at The West Woods.

The Geauga Parks Foundation joins the Park District in raising funds for a new play and learning feature at Frohring Meadows in Bainbridge Township.

Early bird registration is $20 and is now open at, which is also the location of more details, a map of the course and photos from years past. The first 250 registrants receive a race T-shirt.

Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. and free food and rewards afterward. Wear your best prehistoric costume for a chance to win a special prize for the best handcrafted costume in the youth or adult categories.

Race timing is handled by GCXC Race Timing and Management.

The West Woods is located at 9465 Kinsman Road in the Township of Russell. Additional parking with a free shuttle to the park will be available at ASM International, also on Route 87.

Call 440-564-1048 with any questions.


Geauga Park District is stocking the waterways at four county parks this spring: Claridon Woodlands (largemouth bass and bluegill); Orchard Hills Park (largemouth bass and bluegill); Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve (yellow perch); and Lower Bear Lake of the Beartown Lakes Preserve (largemouth bass).

A second round of rainbow trout stocking will take place at Lower Bear Lake of the Beartown Lakes Preserve in October or November.

Real-time storage notifications are still posted to the Park District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Families are welcome to catch and take fish in the waterways of 12 Park District parks, provided they have a valid Ohio fishing license in accordance with state regulations.

Location tips, resident species and upcoming fishing programs can be found on the park district website. To facilitate stocking procedures in future years, please email all photos of fish caught in the Geauga Park District along with the location and size of the fish to [email protected]

Landscaping for wildlife

Series attendees can learn how to eradicate lesser celandine, an invasive and aggressive threat to neighborhood lawns, gardens, and wildflowers, on April 22 or 24, 1-2 p.m., at Orchard Hills Park; or learn how to add water to any landscape, from simple birdbaths to a small pond, May 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Holbrook Hollows.

The three presentations will be given inside a dressing room. A virtual presentation of the water garden program is also available. Space is limited; registration is mandatory.


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