General Directions – Water Stations
Please be on site and ready by 6:30 am. Set up tables along trail, not on asphalt. Spread tables apart – remember, you must provide runners from both directions – sometimes at the same time. . Use white buckets for Gatorade – add powder and fill to top – stir with stick. Place cups on tables – fill with water or Gatorade using pitchersUse plastic gloves. Yell out what you are serving to runners – WATER or GATORADE. Let runners grab cups from your hands. After last runner, break down tables – clean cups. Use extra water to rinse Gatorade buckets and pitchers.
Volunteers are needed at the following areas:
Directions – Take I-77 to Rockside Road exit. Drive east towards Cuyahoga Valley – turn left (north) on Canal Road – turn immediately left (west) onto Old Rockside Road – over canal – turn right (north) and follow West Canal Road to park beneath the I-480 Bridge – set up station where tables are positioned.
Kreiger Water Station
Directions – Take I-77 to Grant Avenue exit – head west go to East 49 Street – turn south (left) and proceed to driveway for Kreiger – look for Sign: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Drive to bottom of hill and park – walk down trail to Towpath – over bridge.
Directions – take I-77 to Brecksville Road exit (RT 21) – exit onto Granger Road East (Rt 17) – bear right – immediately get into left lane – turn left (east) onto Warner Road – drive and park at Calla Club (corner of Canal & Warner Road) – walk to Bacci Park which is located about 500 feet north of intersection. Water and Gatorade should be provided for Start of 10K race – in Bacci Parking Lot and at dedicated water stations along trail –walk over bridge (canal) to set up water stop.
Directions – take I-77 to Rockside Road – head east – drive to Canal Road – turn left (north) and take first left (west) onto Old Rockside Road – drive short distance and turn right (North) onto West Canal Road – park in E-Check station Lot – rear. Walk down West Canal Road to Soil & Water Parking Lot. There are 2 water stations for start of race – one serving 10 Mile runners heading south on road (Mile 1)/ the other serving returning runners on Towpath Trail (Mile 3). Finish Line is located in parking lot – serves water/ Gatorade / Finisher Medals for 10-milers only. Also gives finishing runners Brunch Tickets.