About the Towpath Trilogy

The Towpath Trilogy is composed of three races and aids in the fundraising efforts done by Canalway Partners.

The Towpath Half in April, the Towpath Ten-Ten in June and the Towpath Marathon in October make up the Towpath Trilogy. This race series features a variety of race lengths to accommodate runners and walkers of all experience levels.

Run in all three of our races and conquer the Towpath Trilogy!

The Towpath Marathon was established in 1992 to introduce the Towpath Trail as a new recreational amenity and to promote the establishment of the Ohio & Erie Canalway. In 1993, it was one of ten events that celebrated the completion of the Towpath Trail through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Since its inception the Towpath Marathon has grown to become one of Northeast Ohio’s premier marathons, attracting participants and spectators from more than 31 states!

According to Runner’s World Magazine’s “Bucket List: 10 Races In or Near National Parks.” The Towpath Marathon lets runners “Savor autumn in all its saturated hues at one of the most beautiful marathons on the fall racing calendar, which also happens to showcase one of the Midwest’s few national parks.” Many consider the Towpath Marathon to be one of the most unique races because of the breathtaking fall foliage along with the Crushed Limestone surface that makes for a wonderful running path.

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