START and FINISH: Pine Hollow, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, Ohio
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Events: 50km and 25km trail races
Race start: 7:30 a.m. Course Closes 4:30 p.m. (9 hour limit)
Packet pick-up: Saturday, March 31, from 1-5 p.m. at Vertical Runner or at Pine Hollow, day of run from 6:15-7:15 a.m.
Course description: 25k trail loop within the Virginia Kendall unit of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, including the Salt Run, Lake, Ledges, Boston Run, Pine Grove, and Cross Country Trails. 50k runners repeat 25k course. See course map below.
- Course entirely on trails (99.5% pavement-free)
- Preview parts of the Burning River 100 course
- A nice preparation run for the longer summer trail races and ultramarathons
- Unique award for 50K finishers
Aid stations: Every 3 to 5 miles stocked with water, food, and beverage provided by Hammer Nutrition. Participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle.
This year we are offering online entry. Registration opens on January 3, 2012.
50K fee: $60
25K fee: $50
What you get: Those registered by February 15 will receive a gender-specific performance running shirt. Those completing 50K earn a unique finisher award. Post-race refreshments, including hot soup provided to all participants.
Proceeds after expenses go to support local trail running through the Western Reserve Trail Running organization