Walk Rock & Run

 18th Annual
Walk, Rock and Run



Corporate Chair 
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
Medical Mutual 

Grand Marshal

Channel 3 News Anchor

Walk, Rock and Run Board Chair
Tracie M. Longpre

Vice President-Supply Chain
Applied Industrial Technologies

18th Annual
Walk, Rock and Run is going Virtual 

Sunday, June 21, 2020


Dear Friends,

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.

Join us for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Virtual Walk, Rock and Run on Facebook LIVE on Sunday morning, June 21st at 8:30!

We will be joined by special guests as we walk the route LIVE

Click here for The Diversity Center's Facebook

Or, join us on Facebook LIVE from Peggy Zone Fisher’s Facebook account

Click here for Peggy Zone Fisher's Facebook

Follow The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio on Facebook and Twitter

While much of the world has stopped, our mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism will not be placed on pause. That’s why we’re asking you to help us cover the cost of continuing our diversity, equity and inclusion work with students.

We have all seen how the impact of COVID-19 is especially severe for those in marginalized socio-economic groups (people of color, older adults, youth, people with disabilities, indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, and migrants).

Our programming, in School & Youth, SHIFT Consulting, and in LeadDIVERSITY, is a strong antidote to the bias, bigotry and racism that has created such inequity. Our work is needed now, more than ever!

Participating virtually and donating to Walk, Rock and Run, is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to ensure that we can continue our School & Youth programming as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19.

If you were planning on attending Walk, Rock and Run this year, consider donating in the amount that you would have spent on gasoline, parking, breakfast and coffee, had you attended the event. Please consider a donation of $25 to $50 or more.

While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that because of your generosity, we are working overtime to develop an additional program delivery model, Distance Learning.

Click Here to Donate to Walk, Rock and Run

On behalf of all of us at The Diversity Center, thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for helping us to create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness. With your support, not only will we get through this, but we will come out stronger.

Register Now!

You're probably familiar with our run and walk taking place at a specific location.

With a virtual run/walk, you get to choose your own course, whether it's a treadmill or your neighborhood street, what time you start, and who walks 6 feet from you!

Runners, you will have from Sunday, June 21st until Monday, July 6th to complete your race. Once you are done, please email apetrovic@hermescleveland.com with your finish time to be posted on Hermes Cleveland, and DCNEO websites.

If you have already registered for the 3 Mile Walk or 5K Run, your registration will automatically be transferred over to Virtual.

  • Free
  • Donations are Encouraged and Appreciated
  • Registration is required
  • If you purchased a walk t-shirt, you will be able to pick up your shirt, and prizes on Saturday, August 15th or 22nd between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at The Diversity Center. There will be more information to come
  • $35 if registered by June 15th
  • $40 if registered between June 16th - July 6th
  • Walk, Rock and Run t-shirt included with registration,
  • You will be able to pick up your shirt and prizes on Saturday, August 15th or 22nd between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at The Diversity Center. There will be more information to come.
Deadline for Registration:
  • Online registration closes at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 6th

Sponsorships Available

Your Walk, Rock and Run support will further our mission of eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism by underwriting our School and Youth programming. With the number of hate groups and crimes in the U.S. and Ohio on the rise, our programs have never been more needed.

If you are unable to join us, we welcome your donation to help support our vital work.
Click Here to Donate

For sponsorship information, please contact Pat Lyden at 216-752-3000 ext. 230 or plyden@diversitycenterneo.org

All logos must be received by June 30th, 2020 for inclusion on commemorative t-shirt. 

Embracing Diversity Costume Contest 

Embracing Diversity will come alive through individual and personal stories. Let’s embrace diversity by dressing up as your favorite hero, father figure, (in honor of Father's Day) and don’t forget your creative face mask. 

Upload your photo using #WalkRockandRun, the first 5 people who tag us, and #WalkRockandRun with their costume will receive a $5 Target gift card. 

Team Captain News

The Diversity Center has new materials for Walk, Rock and Run Team Captains, as well as fantastic Incentives and Prizes!

Click here to see our Community Impact Report.

Click here to see our Walk, Rock and Run Poster.

Click here to see our Team Captain Guide, where you will find our Team Captain Success Guide and Walk Registration Steps.

Additionally, you’ll find Incentives for team members who raise $100 $250, $500 and $1,000 or more! Team members who earn our Incentives will be celebrated at the Diversity Advocate, Diversity Friend, Booster and Champion Level!

Click here to check the chart and start earning your swag!

Use your Team Captain Guide to full advantage and start recruiting team members and donations! We’ll celebrate your success!

Join the Competition

2nd Annual Workplace Traveling Trophy and Top Individual Fundraising Prize!

You will have bragging rights for a year! Grand Marshal Russ Mitchell, Anchor WKYC 3 News will present your trophy or prize to you at TV-3. You will also be featured on TV-3's website and The Diversity Center's website.

To qualify for prizes, The Diversity Center must be in receipt of all funds by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 6th.

                                                                                  Last year's winners:
                                                             Jill Hennessey, Top Individual Fundraiser 2019
                                                       Mark Ross and Pwc, Top Workplace Fundraiser 2019






Platinum Sponsor







Cleveland Water

Dominion Energy 


FirstEnergy Foundation

First Federal Lakewood


RPM International Inc.



Applied Industrial Technologies 

Bill and Susie MacDonald 

Marous Brothers Construction

Pepsico Beverages North America


Deborah and Ronnie Ratner 

Renaissance Unity of Northeast Ohio

Jim and Anne Schoff

Sequoia Financial Group, LLC

Ulmer & Berne LLP