RUN THROUGH THE FOREST: BLUE BLAZES & BOBCATS

EVENTS: OCTOBER 5 AND NOVEMBER 9

RUN FOR THE BLUE BLAZES (OCTOBER 5)
The 5th Annual Run for Blue Blaze takes runners on the Buckeye Trail from historic Main Street Shawnee through the Wayne National Forest with marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K options. Course is mostly on single track trail, with challenging and hilly conditions. The half marathon has over a 1,000 feet of elevation gain and the full marathon has just over 2050 feet. New this year, for the 10K distance only, there will be a ‘team challenge” option. Register as a team (4-person) female/male, and race against other teams.

REGISTER: buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php
COST: $75 Marathon; $55 Half Marathon; $45 5 & 10K
INFO: 740-394-2008
LOCATION: Tecumseh Commons 116 West Main Street Shawnee, Ohio 43782


BOBCAT MARATHON (NOVEMBER 9)
The Bobcat Trail Marathon is a single loop course with rolling hills and several creek crossings, entirely within Burr Oak State Park. You will explore hiking and bridle trails as well as portions of the Buckeye Trail. The course is well-marked with stocked aid stations. This marathon will challenge you. Hikers are welcome in the Bobcat Half Marathon! You love hiking – why not try a supported 13 mile hike? With a generous 7.5 hour cut off time, hikers can enjoy the course at their own pace.Western Reserve Racing, the event sponsor, has rented Burr Oak Lodge. Call the (740) 767-2112 and ask for the Bobcat Marathon room block.

REGISTER: westernreserveracing.com/events/bobcat-trail-marathon
COST: $85 Marathon / $65 Half Marathon
LOCATION: Burr Oak Lodge Glouster, Ohio 45732

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