CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Falls Easter Egg Dash is back in 2021 for the 65th edition.
The city, along with the parks and recreation department, has hosted the event for the last 66 years, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the event’s cancellation last year.
“We had to cancel almost everything last year. This year we knew we could do a modified version and still have fun,” said Mayor Don Walters.
Like everything else in 2021, this year’s event included social distancing and families were required to pre-register, encouraged to wear masks and maintain six feet of social distancing.
Oliver and Madison Miller were two of the children participating in the dash at Lincoln School Park.
“You [Madison] got a rocket ship egg and I got a rocket ship egg!” Oliver said.
Dewitt School Park, Preston School Park, Price School Park, Richardson School Park and Woodridge Middle School were the other five locations that the dash was held.
Volunteers put together more than 14,000 colorful candy and toy-filled plastic eggs and contests were held to win special prizes.
“The kids have been through a lot and they love stuff like this,” Walters said.