Muddy Paws 10 Mile Run, 5 Mile Run, 2 Mile Dog Run – This Saturday



This Saturday (July 6)is the day for Muddy Paws, a scenic trail run and walk in the gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio! The trail race is 10 and 5 miles, and if you enjoy running with your dog, there’s a 2 mile course for you! A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the HSGA. More info on the web site and Facebook.

Burning River 100 Mile Run Coming Up : July 27-28



The Seventh Annual Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race will take place on July 27-28. The race starts at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, OH and finishes (30 hours later) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The course is about 75% trail and includes beautiful sections of the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the MetroParks Serving Summit County. The race is once again the USA Track and Field 100 Mile Trail National Championship. More info at the web site and Facebook page.

Run/Walk for Stronger Bones

The newest race from Western Reserve Racing is the Run/Walk for Stronger Bones. The race will take place on Sunday, May 5 near the Independence Community Center in Independence, Ohio.  The race was held for 16 years before a hiatus in 2012 and a return to its original location.

5K Run – $25 (or $15 for no-shirt option)
1M Walk – $15 (or $5 for no shirt option)
Entrants will receive a unisex cotton t-shirt or save $10 for an entry without the shirt.

The Run/Walk for Stronger Bones raises awareness of the effects of osteoporosis.  10% of entry fees will be donated to the Osteporosis Walk Foundation.  Read more about the history of the event.

The event will also feature Pre-Event and Post-Event Stretching with Kim Scott Sowinski. Since the late 1970’s, Kim has been a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, fitness writer/producer, and now yoga instructor (200 hour RYT) with the Yoga Alliance.

Dirty Dirty

The 2013 Dirty Trail Series is coming to an end this month. On Saturday, November 24 the final race in the 16-race series, the Dirty Dirty 5K will take place at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (All runners get apair of Swiftwick Aspire Two Socks – a $14 value!) Stay tuned to the Dirty web site as we’ll soon be announcing the dates and locations for the 2013 races.

Green Jewel Registration Now Open

It’s the Sixth Annual Green Jewel 50K. It takes place on March 2, 2013 and registration is now open. Because of the threat(?) of salamander migration interfering with the race the last couple of years, we’ve moved the start back to 9:00 AM. That way, you can sleep in, the salamanders can go to sleep and everyone’s happy.

March 2, 2013

Burning River 100 Wrapup

The Sixth Annual Burning River 100 is history. Dave James and Connie Gardner both defended their crowns and we had a record number of entrants (360), starters (317) and finishers (199).

The weather was ideal (high of 80F) and the trail conditions were as good as you could get.

We’ve more than doubled our numbers since Year 1 in 2007. So next year’s race will feature a number of course changes, brought about my the growth of the event.

Read more in the Burning river 100 Endurance Run Facebook group.

Burning River 100 Coming Soon

The Sixth Annual Burning River 100 Mile Trail Endurance Run will be held on July 28-29. The race starts at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills and finished in Cuyahoga Falls. The race showcases some of our great park resources, including the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the MetroParks serving Summit County. More info about the race, including a list of entrants and the runner’s packet with more info about the event is available at