Virtual Meltdown 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk Takes Place July 15 – July 31

In an effort to ensure health and safety for members of our community, LakewoodAlive announces that Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020 has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled, the Summer Meltdown serves as one of the region’s most anticipated street parties.  In April, LakewoodAlive rescheduled the Summer Meltdown for August in hopes of being able to safely orchestrate a scaled-down version of this free community event.  Since then, however, it has become increasingly clear that hosting an event the magnitude of the Summer Meltdown would pose a health and safety risk to attendees, volunteers, vendors, staff and the community as a whole.

“After extensive discussions with our many stakeholders, including the City of Lakewood, we have made the decision to cancel Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020,” said Ian Andrews, LakewoodAlive’s Executive Director.  “Ultimately, ensuring the well-being of our community must always be our top priority.  We look forward to having the Summer Meltdown return in the future, and are excited to keep the spirit of this festival alive through offering the Virtual Meltdown 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk.”

Registration is open for the Virtual Meltdown 5K and Virtual 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk taking place July 15 to July 31. This popular centerpiece of the Summer Meltdown will be orchestrated as virtual races this year, offering participants the unique opportunity to celebrate summer safely while continuing this long-held tradition.

Both virtual races serve as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive.  Lace up your running shoes and complete the race at your convenience anytime between July 15 and July 31.  Participants can opt to conquer the actual Meltdown 5K course or complete the race in another fashion of your choosing.  Learn more by visiting

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown Virtual Races are generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled

Virtual Meltdown 5K Sponsor:
Cox Communications

Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor:
First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors:
City of Lakewood
LSC Service Corporation

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Peace Racing

Bronze Medal Sponsors:
Great Day Improvements
Lakewood Public Library – Madison Branch