MEDINA â€” When it comes to the Fourth of July, there are several traditions in Medina County.
Among them are fireworks, family cookouts and the Twin Sizzler races, sponsored by YWCA of Medina County.
The 32nd edition of the Twin Sizzler will be held Wednesday, featuring a 10-kilometer, 5K and fun run, a pair of bike races, and a walk for the whole family.
The 5K run and walk will kickoff the festivities at 7:45 a.m., starting on Broadway at the public library. The race will take competitors down state Routes 57 and 3 before winding up back at Public Square.
At 9 a.m., the 10K starts at Garfield Elementary and will take races all over scenic Medina.
Both running events are $25 each, and registration runs from 6-7:30 a.m.
For those who run for the love of it, the fun run is the place to be. Racers of all ages can participate at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children 12-and-under.
All running races have multiple age divisions for men and women, ranging from 14-and-under to 65-and-over.
For cyclists, a 27-mile bike race across the ever-growing community will take place.
Several age divisions are available in the two bike races to be held â€” a citizen race and an expert race. The fee for both is $25.
Registration for all events on race day will be held at Garfield Elementary in the cafeteria. The first 900 registered participants receive a Twin Sizzler t-shirt.
This year, all results will be posted on The Gazetteâ€™s new website at wp.medina-gazette.com.
Along with the race, there is an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet at the United Methodist Church on South Court Street. It will be held from 8 a.m.-noon and is $5 per person.
Brown may be reached at 330-721-4058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.