Update on race day format: Runners who wish to have a "solo" experience will run on Saturday. Runners who would like to have the "race" experience will run on Sunday. Saturday will be a mostly self-supported run, so be prepared! We will have water and you can use your car as your personal aid station for the "solo" experience. You will pass your car after each 6 mile loop.
We will be making our contribution directly to the Richfield Heritage Preserve this year.
We will have water available on Saturday for the solo runners.
For Sunday, we will have a full aid station with water, heed, gels, and prepackaged snacks. We will also have ramen available later in the day.
This is a donation based race! The event will provide a first rate running experience for its participants but you must give back by doing one or more of the following: donating to one of our partner charities or participating in one of the trail clean up days at the Richfield Heritage Preserve. Dates will be announced on our Facebook page for those unable to donate. Donations accepted at RFGB Donation Page under the Crowell Hilaka heading.
The Crowell Hilaka Trail Run is all about getting out and running in the woods and enjoying nature. The course consists of combination of primitive single track (including Ohio's Buckeye Trail), bridle trails, open fields, and camp roads. Note that since this is a trail run so you can expect to encounter mud, slippery rocks, foot-grabbing roots, minor water crossings, and other obstacles that we all love about the trails. Since the race is in mid October, the autumn colors will be out in full splendor!
The race takes place at the Richfield Heritage Preserve, formerly Crowell Hilaka. In addition to its natural beauty, the park is rich in history. It was home to the pioneer Oviatt family. Later it was home to inventor Jim Kirby whose work and creativity are apparent decades later. It is probably best known for its 75 years as a Girl Scout camp starting in 1937.
For the 50k race we will be running the 6-mile loop five times and two times for the Half Marathon. After the last loop, you will run an out and back down the access road to the lower lake for about 1/2 mile, pick up an item out of the basket, then sprint back to the finish at Amity House
Local time: 5:31 AM