The race location is the Englewood MetroPark in Englewood, Ohio. The park is located on State Route 48 in Englewood. From I-70 take the route 48 exit and travel north. Go past the route 40 east turn and continue north on route 48. At this point, Route 48 and Route 40 are combined. At the traffic light where Route 40 west turns left, you will turn right to enter Englewood MetroPark. Continue down the entrance road to a large parking lot. Park anywhere you like in the lot. NO PARKING ON THE GRASS. The park gates will not be opened until 7:00a.m. If you show up earlier than that, you won’t be able to get in the park anyway.
The course is all contained inside the Englewood MetroPark. The course consists of a 7.8+ mile circuit that will be completed 4 times for a total of 31.4 miles. The course is 75% dirt trail, 13% gravel/dirt road, and 12% paved bike trail and park roads. Traffic on the park roads will be maintained so it is up to the runners to watch for cars. There is a marked bike/running path on the streets that should be used by the runners. There are only 3 hills on the course of any significance. This is a relatively easy and flat course.
There is an aid station at the start/finish shelter with fluids only and a fully stocked aid station at the shelter that is at the focal point of the figure 8 loop. Aid is never more than 3.0 miles away. The main aid station will provide water, sports drink, pretzels, fruit, cookies, chips, PB&J, and other food items. Pizza will be presented at the end of the race starting at about 12:30p.m. at the start/finish shelter. If you want to leave a bag/cooler/etc at the main aid station, you are welcome to do so. We will not be taking drop bags to that location, but you may take them there yourself. It is about a 15 minute round trip to drive from the start/finish to the central aid station and back. Spectators are welcome to drive back and forth between the aid stations. We just ask that you respect the 20MPH speed limit on the park roads.
Scoring and Awards
There will be Zorrel DriMax short sleeve shirts for all finishers. Times will be recorded and posted to the web page. The winners will receive our respect and adoration. There will be a $50 cash award for anyone who establishes a new course record in their age group. This will ONLY apply to when the ‘normal’ race course is used. In the event of a flood and the use of the modified course, this award will not apply (the flood course is easier).
The race starts at 8:00 AM and finishes at 5:00 PM allowing 9 hours to complete the 50K. The final circuit of the course must be started before 2:45 PM or you will not be allowed to continue.
The field is limited to the first 120 entries. The cost for registration is as follows: · $15 – No frill (no shirts – just a good time) · $20 – No Commemorative Cotton Shirt – Tech finish shirt (if you finish) · $25 – Cotton commemorative short sleeve tee shirt AND Tech finisher shirt (if you finish) · There will be no race day registration.
Mail-In Form: Here
There are some motels at the route 48 exit from I-70. This intersection is only about 3 miles from the race start.