About the event
Local time: 6:46 AM
50M,50K, 25K RACE REQUIRES VOLUNTEER HOURS OR A CARING CONTRIBUTION TO RUNNING FORWARD AND GIVING BACK (501c3 organization). Every cent of your donation will go to The Steve Pierce Memorial Scholarship. Give generously please!!!!! Two Doan Creek cleanup dates will be provided to those unable to donate.
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 the only trail Ultramarathon in the City of Cleveland.
THIS IS TECHNICAL and the HARDEST 50K or 50 Miler in Ohio !!!!!!
Expect to finish well beyond your average time for your distance.
Doan Creek Course Features:
Mostly single track and gnarly punishing trail
Several road crossings (No asphalt otherwise)
800+ ft of gain per loop, 1600+ ft for 25K, 3200+ ft for 50K, 4800+ ft for 50M
Immense rock walls
Narrow ledges and steep drop offs
Flood retention concrete grafitti dam
Post apocalyptic ruins
Urban art work
Abundant wild life
Starts and ends at beautiful Lower Shaker Lake
Fully supported Aid Station
Handsome awards for finishers
First place awards for the 25k, 50K, and 50 Miler (Male and Female)
The 2020 event will be our 6th inaugural run that takes place in the autumn season.
10.5 hour cutoff for 50K
14.5 hour cutoff for 50 miler
https://runningforwardandgivingback.com/doan-creek for more pictures, reviews, and parking information.
Limited Spots exist!!! This will close fast. Once an event distance fills you will only have the option of transfer into that distance category's WAIT LIST.
IMPORTANT: This event may cancel late if the weather conditions are unfavorable for the trails. Your donation will still be utilized for charity but you will have the ability to defer to 2021.
The trails come first!!!!!!!