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. 50k = 4 loops

Upcoming Races

Oct 5 2019
50 KM
3,200 3,200 ft.
Multiple Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
4 Surface Rating
Substantial rocks, roots and/or ruts


50 KM View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
09/22/18 36 4:44:27 6:50:00
10/14/17 26 4:44:49 6:16:26
10/01/16 35 2:21:00 3:22:00
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.

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