The Canal Corridor 100 Mile Endurance Run will be held on July 8 & 9, 2017. Runners will run through existing portions of the exceptionally beautiful Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland, Akron, and Canton, Ohio. The course is FAST, FLAT, and SCENIC suitable for anyone looking to complete their first 100 miler or a seasoned veteran who is going after the 100 miles PR. Aid stations are staffed by experienced ultra runners in Northeast Ohio who will make sure runners receive proper aid and care. An expected field of 150 runners is anticipated. Profits from this event will be donated to the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga National Park, Canalway Partners and the Ohio and Erie Canal Coalition, non-profit organizations that oversee and help maintain the trail systems in Northeast Ohio.
The run starts and finishes at Lock 3 in downtown Akron. At 5am the runners start running south to the turnaround at Saint Helena Heritage Park. They then run north back through Lock 3 and continue to the turnaround at the Leonard Krieger Canalway Center in Cuyahoga Heights. The runners then run south to the finish at Lock 3.
There are aid stations approximately every 5-7 miles apart throughout the course. The aid station will be staffed by volunteers and will offer water, sports drinks and various food items. First Aid will be available throughout the course from local EMS.
Cups will be not be available so carry a water bottle. Although this is a relatively flat course the heat and humidity will combine to dehydrate you. Hydrate and carry water.