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,

Since 1927, The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio has been working to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism. Now the world is listening! As you witness the peaceful protests and the country’s attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, you may be wondering what you can do to show your support.

As Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently noted, “Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air”.

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s 18th Annual Walk, Rock and Run will be held, virtually on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Proceeds support our diversity programs in schools throughout Northeast Ohio, reaching over 14,000 students and youth serving professionals in 11 counties.

Walk or run virtually with us in your neighborhood. Join us on Facebook LIVE, Sunday morning, June 21st at 8:30 a.m.! Click here to link to our Facebook page. Or, join us on Facebook LIVE from Peggy Zone Fisher’s Facebook account
Click here for Peggy Zone Fisher's Facebook. Together we can create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued.

To make a donation or for more information about our 18th Annual Walk Rock and Run,

Click here to register:

Click here to donate:

More than 20 Greater Cleveland organizations, including The Diversity Center, have signed a declaration of racial equity and inclusion and pledged to address racism as a public health crisis. The statement reads in part:

“This past weekend, across our country and here in Cleveland, we witnessed the ignition of long-smoldering injustice and inequity in our black and brown communities, the evidence of which is undeniable yet frequently overlooked: The rate of COVID-19 infections and infant mortality, disproportionate unemployment and another murder of an unarmed black citizen – George Floyd – at the hands of a police officer. Systemic racism is everyone’s problem.”

Let’s rally for a great cause and be a part of the solution. 

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