The OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration takes place this Saturday, June 20th from 10am to 7pm in the heart of Over-the-Rhine’s Gateway Quarter.

The inaugural celebration will build off of the popular GoOTR 5k (route map) that will kick off the festivities at 10am. This 5k raises money for the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce and started as a way to celebrate the great neighborhood assets of Over-the-Rhine and showcase the exciting changes taking place there.

Pre-registration is just $12 and will go up to $20 after noon on Friday, June 19th. All participants will receive a GoOTR 5k t-shirt and be treated to the sights and sounds of the 3.1 mile journey through historic Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration has been organized by the Gateway Merchants Group and will boast live music, a host of local arts/crafts vendors, food and beer brought to you by Christian Moerlein.

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Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.