MEDINA — Adults can connect with their inner child Saturday and race toys down the Reagan Park sledding hill during “Faceplant 500.”
The event is a first for Medina resident and organizer Brock Birce, who came up with the idea.
“Honestly, we were playing with nephews and we were riding down a hill,” he said.
The event, which he hopes to bring back every year, will raise money for a platoon stationed in Afghanistan.
“We’re not in it to make money; we’re just in it to have fun,” he said.
The rules for racing include: It must be a child’s toy, such as a Big Wheel, but no motors or bicycles, and participants must not modify wheels or axles for the main race. Riders must wear either a motorcycle or bicycle helmet.
Nerf guns are allowed during the race, and everyone must be older than 15 and sign a waiver to participate.
There will be a “custom class” race where further modifications are allowed, but the ride still must be a child’s toy. A professional film crew will videotape all the races.
Registration for “Faceplant 500” starts at noon and the first race will be at 1:30 p.m. The cost to race is $10.
Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.