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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020

August 8 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Register now for the Virtual Meltdown Races, which serve as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive
Note: All aspects of Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020 are subject to change to ensure health and safety of all attendees

One of the region’s most anticipated community festivals will heat up our city when Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020, sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, returns to Downtown Lakewood for its 11th year on Saturday, August 8 from 4 to 10 p.m.  A summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy, this free event takes place on Detroit Avenue between Arthur and Marlowe, offering numerous recreation and celebration opportunities.

This year’s Summer Meltdown will likely look significantly different from past versions of this community event as LakewoodAlive takes special precautions to ensure health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.  LakewoodAlive will follow all directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health as we prepare for the Summer Meltdown.

Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5KIntroducing the Virtual Meltdown 5K and Virtual 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk
Registration is now open for the inaugural Virtual Meltdown 5K and Virtual 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk taking place July 15 to July 31.  In an effort to ensure health and safety for our community, these popular centerpieces of the Summer Meltdown will be orchestrated as virtual races this year, offering participants the opportunity to continue this long-held summer tradition.

The Virtual Meltdown 5K serves 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, such as by running through your neighborhood or using a treadmill.

In addition to supporting LakewoodAlive, your participation in the Virtual Meltdown 5K comes with the following perks:
– A special edition Virtual Meltdown commemorative t-shirt
– Prizes for top finishers in each age category
– A voucher for a “buy one, get one free” beer token offer redeemable at the Beer Garden during the 2021 Lakewood Summer Meltdown (age 21+)

Now’s the time to secure your Virtual Meltdown race registration and start training

More details regarding Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020 will be unveiled in the coming weeks.  For ongoing updates, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown.


Interested in sponsoring the Summer Meltdown?  View sponsorship opportunities or call 216-521-0655.


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Lakewood Summer Meltdown News:

July 1, 2020 – 7 Reasons to Run the Virtual Meltdown 5K
May 21, 2020 – Registration Now Open for 2020 Virtual Meltdown 5K, 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk
April 16, 2020 – Lakewood Summer Meltdown Rescheduled for August 8


Title Sponsor

Melt Bar and Grilled Logo

Virtual Meltdown 5K Sponsor



Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors

 City of Lakewood Logo

LSC Service Corporation

Silver Medal Sponsors

Peace Racing               thunder::tech                                      

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



August 8
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States