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Towpath Marathon, October Race

We will accept registrations postmarked by October 3rd, however if a race sells out, we reserve the right to reject entries received after the point of sell-out.

Bib Mail-out option – $10. The Bib Mail-Out Form MUST be received by September 19, 2016.

With this option, you will will only receive your bib in the mail. Your shirts will be available for pickup on race day at the finish area, but it will be first come, first served for sizing. We still highly encourage runners to come and pick up their packet. If you are not able to pick up your packet yourself, you can have a friend or another runner pick it up for you.

 

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Yes, please complete and send the Marathon Bib Mail Form

There is a $10 fee to have your bib mailed, sorry we cannot send t-shirts.

The 2017 deadline was 9/18/2017, bibs will begin to be mailed 9/20/2017.

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Towpath Marathon packets will be available at the Towpath Marathon Expo at Boston Mills Ski Resort, please click here for details.

All runners that have completed The Towpath Trilogy (registered for all 3 races in one year) can pick up their “I Conquered the Towpath Trilogy” mugs at the Towpath Village.

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YES. The Towpath Marathon course is VERY flat. There are no hills to speak of anywhere on the course.

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Most of the Towpath Marathon is run on the Towpath Trail, which is comprised of a firmly packed, crushed limestone which is very easy on the joints.

Most of the Half Marathon Course is run on the Towpath Trail. The 10K is a mix of asphalt and Towpath Trail.

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Yes. The code is OH100S4PR. It expires 12.31.2020

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Male – 2:27:59
Female – 2:50:42

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All Towpath Marathon aid stations have water and Lemon Lime Gatorade, there is energy gel available at Mile 15 Stumpy Basin on the Full-Marathon course

More information can be found here- https://towpathtrilogy.com/marathon/marathon-race-day/#aid

 

Towpath Marathon Aid Stations:

Full-marathon course

Half-marathon course

10K course

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Yes. At the Towpath Marathon, marathon course miles are marked by white signs with black numbers and letters.

The half marathon course miles are marked by yellow signs with red letters.

The half marathon walker course is marked by red signs with white letters

The 10K course is marked by blue signs with white letters

 

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The latest cost and registration information for the Towpath Marathon, and all Trilogy events, can be found at our Register Now page.

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There are restroom facilities at 13 locations along the Towpath Marathon race courses.

Please visit Towpath Marathon Race Day for maps and locations

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Towpath Marathon runners pass through the finish line area heading towards the northern loop at about Mile 17.

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1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Overall Male & Female (Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10k)

Top Master Male & Female (Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10k)

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Male & Female in the following age groups:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-99 (Marathon, Half Marathon, & 10k)

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The Towpath Marathon award schedule-

10K length: scheduled to begin 1 hour after the first finisher crosses the finish line/ approx. 9:30AM.

Half Marathon length: scheduled to begin 1 hour after the first finisher crosses the finish line/ approx. 10:30AM.

Full Marathon length: scheduled to begin at Noon.

Winners will receive a professional 8 x 10 matted photograph with corresponding plate that will signify place (1st, 2nd 3rd overall male and female) or 3 deep in your age group.

If you could not stick around for the awards ceremony we can mail you your award for a $5.00 fee. Please complete this Award Mail-In form.

Awards will take place at the Towpath Village near the finish line

 

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Each Towpath Marathon runner will receive a goody bag.

All marathon course runners will receive a long-sleeved Towpath Marathon tech tee. Half-marathon and 10K runners will receive a short-sleeved Towpath Marathon tech tee.

Full and half marathoners finisher will receive medals.

There will be food available at no cost to runners only.

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Food and beverages are available for purchase for spectators at Trail Mix Boston, located across from the Towpath Village Finish line area.

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At the Towpath Marathon‘s Towpath Village, runners will have access to massage therapists, food, live music and a cash beer garden featuring beer from Great Lakes Brewing.

There is also a kids area, where we will have crafts, entertainment and an inflatable slide.

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Station Road (Full and Half-marathon length):

Station Road is the marathon length turnaround. Half-marathon length runners will pass through the area twice.

Park at the Station Road Trailhead.

From North or South: Take I-77; exit onto Rt 82 (exit # 149) – east. Turn east, past Rt. 21 and enter Cleveland Metroparks Parkway to Riverview Road. Cross road into Station Road Bridge parking area.

 

Boston Store (All lengths):

Boston Store is the finish line for all three Towpath Marathon race lengths. Marathon length runners will pass through three times.

Park in the Boston Mills Ski Resort parking lot.

From the south: Take I-77; exit onto Rt 21 (exit # 145). Prepare to turn right (east) onto Boston Mills Rd. Turn left (north) onto Black Rd. for short trip over bridge; then turn right (east) back onto Boston Mills Rd. Drive down, to Riverview Rd. Turn left and prepare to take a quick left into the Boston Mills Ski Resort Parking Lot.

From the north: Take I-77; exit at the Miller Rd. exit (exit #147) – head east (left); turn south (right) on Rt. 21; turn left on Snowville Road – drive to bottom of hill; turn right (south) on Riverview Road. About a mile and a half on your right, turn right into the Boston Mills Ski Resort parking area.

 

Hunt Farm (Marathon length only):

Marathon runners will pass through Hunt Farm twice.

Park at the Hunt Farm parking area.

From North or South: Hunt Farm is accessed from I-77 via the Richfield exit (exit # 143) Wheatley Rd./176. After exiting from I-77, drive east on Wheatley Rd. until it dead ends on Riverview Rd. Turn south (right); be prepared to make a quick turn left onto Bolanz Rd. Signs will direct you on where to park.

 

Village of Peninsula, Lock 29 (Marathon length only):

Marathon runners will pass through Lock 29 twice.

Park at the Lock 29 Trailhead.

From the south: Take I-77; exit at the Richfield exit (exit # 143) Wheatley Rd./176. After exiting from I-77, drive east on Wheatley Rd. until it dead ends on Riverview. Turn left and drive north towards Peninsula. Turn right onto Rt 303 and park in the CVNP trailhead parking.

From the north: Take I-77; exit at the Miller Rd. exit (exit # 147) – head west (left); turn south (right) on Rt. 21; turn left (west) on Rt. 303 – park in the CVNP trailhead parking

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Yes. The roads to both Towpath Marathon start areas close at 7:00 AM and will remain closed until 8:45 AM.

Please plan to be there early

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Yes, there will be a bag drop at the the Towpath Marathon.

There will be a volunteer by your start line with duct tape and markers, so you can mark your name and bib # on the bag.

Bags will be brought to the finish line and placed by the barn. Based on volunteer availability, we attempt to organize these drop bags numerically by race category.

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The Towpath Marathon course will be supported with aid stations for 6 hours. We can not guarantee road closures or staffed aid stations past this time. This means that runners finishing the race in 6 hours will be running approximately a 13 minute mile.

If you think that you will need more than 6 hours, you should start with early with the Marathon walkers

Walker information

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We welcome walkers at the Towpath Marathon, in the full and the half marathon race courses, and encourage them to take advantage of our 7:00 start time to ensure that they finish within the allotted time.

Walkers will be timed and your time will be posted under results on the Towpath Trilogy website. Walkers will now start at mile 1 of the Towpath Trail.

ALL walkers should park at Boston Mills Ski Resort Parking Lot
7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula, OH (Google Maps directions).

Please indicate you will be walking on your Active.com online or mail-in registration.

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Towpath Marathon: Where to Park

Marathon length runners are to park at the Boston Mills Ski Resort Parking Lot
7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula, OH (Google Maps directions).

Marathon length walkers are to park at Boston Mills Ski Resort.
7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula (Google Maps directions)

Half Marathon length runners are to park at the Brandywine Ski Resort Parking Lot
1146 W Highland Rd Northfield, OH 44067 (Google Maps directions)

Half-Marathon length walkers are to park at Boston Mills Ski Resort.
7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula (Google Maps directions)

10K length runners are to park at Boston Mills Ski Resort.
7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula (Google Maps directions)

 

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In your registration confirmation email from Active, there is a link to edit your registration.

This link will allow you to visit your account and edit the race length for which you are registered.

There is a $10 fee to change race lengths.

Give us a call at 216-520-1825 if you need any assistance, or have registered via mail.

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If you are staying at the Hampton Inn or Days Inn (View Accommodations page) we provide shuttle service to the start lines. Buses arrive at 6:00 am and 6:30 am only. A shuttle schedule will be available at the front desk.

Please note: half and full walkers please get on the 6:00 am bus marked Boston Mills, you will be dropped off at the Boston Mills Ski Resort and need to walk to your start line located south of Boston Store on Towpath Trail. Be there by 7:00 am.

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