About the event
THIS RACE REQUIRES VOLUNTEER HOURS OR A CARING CONTRIBUTION TO OUR PARTNERS AT BBA50K INC. THROUGH www.bba50k.com (under Donations for Doan Creek Trail Races). Every cent of your donation will go to EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. Give generously please. Two Doan Creek cleanup dates will be provided to those unable to donate.
Local time: 7:57 AM
This is a very special and unique running urban trail experience in a hidden and mysterious area known to very few NE Ohio residents. There are no known published maps of this trail system. It starts around the Lower Shaker Lake and once it crosses west past Coventry Road descends into the gorge of Doan Creek (Brook). The course undulates in a narrow corridor between several busy suburban streets but once within the gorge you will be overwhelmed with a sense of being transported to a remote location. Urban ruins mixed with the natural raw beauty of the Doan Creek set this apart from other local trail events. The geological history of the gorge traces back thousands of years. This is where the earliest Cleveland settlers dwelt in the early 1800s.
THIS IS TECHNICAL and HARD !!!!!!
Expect to finish more than an hour beyond your average 50K time.
Doan Creek Course Features:
This is the only trail Ultramarathon in the City of Cleveland.
Mostly single track and gnarly punishing trail
Several road crossings (No asphalt otherwise)
800+ ft of gain per loop and 3200+ ft over 50K
Immense rock walls
Narrow ledges and steep drop offs
Flood retention concrete dam and culverts
Post apocalyptic ruins
Urban art work
Abundant wild life
Starts and ends at beautiful Lower Shaker Lake
Fully supported Aid Station
Handsome medals for finishers
First place awards for the 25 and 50K (Male and Female)
The 2017 event will be our third inaugural run that takes place in the peak of the autumn season.
Limited spots exist:
Fun Run - 20
4 Loops (50K)
2 Loops (25K)
1 Loop is the FUN RUN (7.75 miles)
doancreektrailrun.com for more pictures, reviews, and parking information.