Burning River 100: 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is partnering with the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run to allow race participants to fundraise for TRAILS FOREVER. TRAILS FOREVER is a cooperative initiative from the Conservancy and the National Park Service to preserve, maintain, and enhance the national park trails, where part of the race takes place.

And here's an extra perk: When everyone in your relay team successfully raises at least $500, the race fees for your entire team will be waived.

The iconic race spans 100 miles of beautiful northeast Ohio, but Western Reserve Racing is offering a relay option for the first time, so runners both serious and casual can take part:

Eight-person relay:

12.5 miles per runner (less than a half marathon)

Four-person relay:

25 miles per runner (less than a marathon)

Two-person relay:

50 miles per runner

To learn more about relay teams and exchange points, visit Western Reserve Racing.

To learn more about TRAILS FOREVER, click here.

Questions? Contact Maggie Olson at 330-657-2909 ext. 109 or molson@forcvnp.org.

  1. With your team's support, the trails of Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be preserved, maintained, and treasured for future generations.
  2. This is a unique opportunity to explore your national park on foot.
  3. You'll run alongside elite runners - without the pain of running 100 miles yourself.
  4. Training for a relay is a great way to build stronger bonds with your friends and family.
  5. The aid station snacks are delicious.
  6. The Burning River 100 finisher's medal is an impressive souvenir for your desk.
  7. You might spot an otter playing nearby - or a bald eagle soaring overhead.
  8. Two words: Free t-shirt.
  9. Running a relay is great motivation to get in shape.
  10. On August 4, you'll have a fantastic answer to the question, "What did you do this weekend?"


About Trails Forever

Trails Forever engages individuals to help the National Park Serivce and the Conservancy restore, maintain, and enhance the trails of Cuyahoga Valley National Park - for all time, for all people.

TRAIL FOREVER Accomplishments

  • Volunteers completed more than 240 trail and grounds maintenance projects in 2013.
  • The Trails Volunteer Coordinator (seasonal ranger) worked with more than 400 volunteers who donated more than 5,000 hours to maintain trails.
  • Volunteers helped to clean ditches, drains, and culverts along trails. They spread and compacted trail mix to improve wet areas.
  • Volunteers renovated and filled steps, installed retaining walls along steps, trimmed back vegetation, repaired edging, painted more than 200 bollards, and installed drainage swales.
  • Trail volunteers included scouts, corporate groups, youth organizations, schools and clubs, and volunteers attracted to the work of the Medina Horseman's Council, Adopt-A-Trail and Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council. All were helped by the volunteer coordination made possible by TRAILS FOREVER.

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