The 10-10 is now a VIRTUAL RUN. You are able to run at your leisure from any location.
You can still run the original course if you prefer. We have still provided course maps and information for your reference.
Please note, there will be no cone, markers, or signs out on the trail. If you are planning to run the original course – you will be running on the road and crossing streets as part of the route. It is your responsibility to be safe through vehicular traffic and other obstacles.
Towpath Ten-Ten Course Descriptions
10-Mile Course Description
The Start Line for the Towpath Ten Mile Race will be located on Cloverleaf Drive in Valley View, Ohio north of the intersection of Cloverleaf and West Canal roads. Runners will make a quick left turn to follow West Canal Rd., which itself makes a right turn heading south towards Old Rockside Road. Runners will run on West Canal Road through Mile # 1, the Finish Line area and (first water station) as they head to Old Rockside. You will turn right at Old Rockside, to cross the bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River. Make a quick left down the driveway for the Scenic Railroad. Follow directional signs as you run up ramp to the bridge that crosses the River. Once you have crossed, you will run to Towpath Trail heading north (Make a left) – running on boardwalk under Rockside, past Thornburg Station – crossing Old Rockside Road. (2 mile mark) Run north on the Towpath Trail. As you continue north, the Towpath Trail splits to accommodate a row of trees. Runners can choose either side as they head north towards the two signature White Bridges that mark the course. The bridges rise to 30 feet above the roadway and include a 7% grade. Running north, runners enter the Hidden Valley where images of nature and industry co-exist. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s treatment plant dominates the valley floor, cleaning waste into pure water. Mile # 5 is located just beyond the elliptical pipe that juts across the canal. Runners now enter a very picturesque portion of the valley as they run towards the overhead train trestle. Stay on the Towpath Trail and pass through the structure that provides protection from any falling items – this is a one-way section – you will return by going around this structure. As you continue running south along the Canal, you will find a permanent restroom in this stretch. Runners are now on a one-way trail course for the next mile as they will bear left to circle back along the Cuyahoga River to meet back with the original Towpath Trail. Mile 6 is located at a turn-around – runners bear left on trail.
As runners continue along the Cuyahoga River, runners will turn right to head south on the Towpath. As you now run south on the Towpath, prepare to bear right and circle around the structure below the train trestle. Follow the directional signs. Runners are now returning to the Finish Line. You will hit Mile 7 and Mile 8 prior to passing Bacci Park located north of the I-480 Bridge. As runners continue south towards the Finish Line, runners must transition from the Towpath onto West Canal Road – follow directional signs. The Finish Line is in the parking lot of Cuyahoga County Public Works at 6100 W. Canal Rd.
10k Course Description
The Start Line for the Towpath 10K will be located on Canal Road north of Warner Road near Bacci Park. The exact location lines up with the northern edge of the pedestrian pavement markings at Bacci Park. Runners will run north on Canal Road., past the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Treatment Plant. They will climb a small hill and turn left into a dedicated driveway that leads to the Towpath Trail. Follow Arrows and signs. As you turn here, prepare to make a left turn and run over the small bridge and then right turn, heading north along the Towpath Trail. (Mile 1) Continuing north, you are entering the Hidden Valley where imagery of nature and industry co-exist. Runners now enter a very picturesque portion of the valley as they run towards the overhead train trestle.
As you approach the trestle, follow Towpath Trail through the structure that provides protection from any falling items – this is a one-way section – you will return by going around this structure. As you continue running along the Canal, you will also find a permanent restroom in this stretch. Mile 2 is located north of this restroom. Runners are now on a one-way trail course for the next mile as they will bear left to circle back along the Cuyahoga River. As you end the loop, prepare to bear right and circle around the structure below the train trestle before returning to the Towpath Trail surface. Runners are now returning to the Finish Line. You will run past Mile 3 and Mile 4 prior to passing Bacci Park. Mile 5 is located near the entry of the 2nd White Bridge.- mile 4.8. As you descend from the 2nd White Bridge, you will continue along the Towpath Trail towards I-480. Running past the I-480 station, runners will transition from trail to West Canal Road and the Finish Line – follow directions.