Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
4.5
Brought to you by the partnership of runCanton and Ultra Runner Eric Whittington. Stark County’s fourth annual 24-hour endurance race. You have 24 hours to complete 100 miles, 100 kilometers (62 miles), the NEW 50/50 … [50 Miles, then 50 Kilometers], 50 miles or 50 kilometers (31 miles). Compete as … MORE
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    debbles FIRST-TIMER '18

    The 5 mile loop was extremely flat, makes for a great low-key entry to the world of ultra-running. There was a huge refreshment area near the start with everything you … MORE

    The 5 mile loop was extremely flat, makes for a great low-key entry to the world of ultra-running. There was a huge refreshment area near the start with everything you could need, two small water stops on course, and a snack stop about halfway around the loop that constantly switched out treats (nutter butters were my personal favorite!) Even in the pouring rain, the course was very pretty. You run on the path through the trees, circle up on the road (with a nearby pair of porta-potties thankfully!), then back through the trees some more. As some mentioned, you also see some horses pulling canal boats in the little river there.

    People set up tents and food supply stops all along the loop, primarily located near the end by parking. Camping was allowed the night before and night of the race. For those who are not big fans of camping, I did have a reasonably priced hotel within about a 15 minute drive!

    Packet pickup was a breeze and everything was really well organized. You were able to basically pick your distance. If you were going for 50k or 100k, it involved a little out-and-back at the end to get to the total mileage. The race director gave out hugs to very sweaty finishers as he gave out medals and buckles.

    Overall I found this race to be extremely enjoyable and one I absolutely intend to do again. Whether it’s next year or another year or two away, I won’t forget how great this race was and how great of a course it was for PR-ing!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    RDavis FIRST-TIMER '17

    Ran this a couple years ago as a team of 4 for the relay! It was a blast! Race was well organized, people were great and the 24 hr support … MORE

    Ran this a couple years ago as a team of 4 for the relay! It was a blast! Race was well organized, people were great and the 24 hr support was awesome! I would defin5run this again if I ever get the chance!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    ktnm8135 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I just love this race so much. Great event, excellent food, awesome runner support!! Loved seeing the canal boats being pulled by huge draft horses in the middle of the … MORE

    I just love this race so much. Great event, excellent food, awesome runner support!! Loved seeing the canal boats being pulled by huge draft horses in the middle of the race.

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    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    Lorelei FIRST-TIMER '18

    This course is a 5-mile loop along the Ohio & Erie Canal. It’s very beautiful. If you’re lucky (like we were) you’ll get to see horses pulling the canal boats … MORE

    This course is a 5-mile loop along the Ohio & Erie Canal. It’s very beautiful. If you’re lucky (like we were) you’ll get to see horses pulling the canal boats or perhaps an eagle perched in a tree. The trail is mostly crushed rock, but there is a stretch in Tent City that is grass. It’s very flat, if you’re looking for a PR. The trail is so well-made it did not get muddy or puddly even in the driving rains.

    I set up my tent Friday afternoon. You’ll want to come as early as possible if you want to located on the edge of the course. Otherwise, it goes 2 or 3 tents deep. I was set up along the course and also had use of a canopy so my friends and I could just toss/retrieve things easily as we passed. Tent City was large so I would recommend bringing ear plugs and eye mask. I had these and slept like a log. If you don’t, you’ll hear generators, car alarms, conversations, etc., and you’ll see flashlights and other lights. I did find that my neighbors were very respectful and helpful. And, the race director bid everyone good night around 9pm and all music and equipment was shut down.

    There was a nice pasta dinner provided, free of charge, on Friday night. 😛

    The race, all distances, started at 6am so the course was cumbersome for the first lap. After that, as folks used the aid stations, everyone spread out. Because the trail is mostly all-wooded and is 5-miles long, I actually did not see many of my friends. Look for your peeps and take your selfies beforehand; otherwise, there’s a good chance you’ll never see each other. There is an amazing aid station at the start and finish, along with first aid and a selfie booth. There were two unmanned water stations. And, there was one other smaller manned station at the halfway point. While the aid stations were evenly spread, the port-o-pots are not. There are tons at the start, and two at the halfway point. There is no room on the trail for port-o-pots anywhere else. So, be aware of this. You’re only relieving yourself every 2.5 miles. Plan accordingly.

    Since the laps are an even 5 miles, there are out-and-backs at the end to help you finish out the 50K or 100K distances. Also, you are awarded on what you finish, not what you register for. So, you have up to the last minute to decide. There are 50K, 50M, 100K, 50K/50M, and 100M options. You get a medal for 50K and 50M. You get a buckle for 100K, 50/50, and 100M. Each medal and buckle is custom made to the distance. And they are bee-u-tee-ful!!! The shirts are tech camo. This year is was red, but I saw silver and blue ones that must have been from previous years. They are gorgeous. When you cross your finish line, you’ll get a huge hug and your bling.

    The food and beverage are plentiful. Guests can buy a wristband for beer. Runners get beer for free. There is also a pool, hot tub and fire pit (though the race directors forgot to bring it this year).

    This was an amazingly fun event. I am definitely signing up next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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