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D’Light 5K – 1 Mile Walk Starts in Little Italy on Saturday May 25th at 8:30 a.m.

The D’Light Run, a 5K and 1 Mile Walk through the streets of Little Italy in Cleveland, is Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 8:30 AM.  This family-friendly event starts at Tony Brush Park in Little Italy and is a fundraiser honoring a former student of Cleveland Montessori School.

Mark your calendars for the 10th annual D’Light Run, a 5K – 1 Mile Walk through the streets of historic Little Italy in Cleveland on Saturday, May 25th, 2019. Registration begins at 7:30 AM, the race begins at 8:30 AM at Tony Brush Park (Corner of Random Rd. and Mayfield Rd.).

All participants receive a race T-shirt, and are invited to enjoy an after race party in Tony Brush Park to celebrate the life and legacy of Demetrius Cameron Lee Smith.  Refreshments will be served after the race, while participants enjoy music, raffles and other activities.

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category awards for the top male and female in each.

Registration is available online at, or by calling 216-421-0700. Pre-race day entrance fees are $20/per person, $25 day of race. All participants 11 years and under are $10.

This year’s sponsors include The Cleveland Running Company, Muscular Connections, Charlotte Braun Dance Studio, and Presti’s.

The event benefits the Demetrius Cameron-Lee Smith Scholarship Fund at Cleveland Montessori.  The fund was created to benefit students deserving a quality education at the school.  To date, over $12,000 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving students at Cleveland Montessori.  Demetrius, known as “D” by those who knew and loved him, was a former student at the Montessori school from age 3 years old to 13 years old. He courageously fought brain cancer from age 2 1/2 and tragically lost his battle in 2008.

The Cleveland Montessori School is a non-profit AMI recognized Montessori school Pre-K – 8th grade located at 12510 Mayfield Road, Little Italy, Cleveland OH.