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Whether you love running, nature, history, biking or other forms of fitness - please join us as members and supporters in building out the Towpath Trail. Let's maximize this local treasure along the Cuyahoga River.

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The Towpath Marathon is conclusion of the 2013 Towpath Trilogy. It is October 13th

The Towpath Marathon is part of the Great Lakes Marathon Series

The Towpath Marathon is a Boston Qualifier

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As you know, Congress' inability to pass funding legislation has caused a closure of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There is no clear date for a reopening at this time. We know as much about the potential length of this shut down as those of you have been closely following the news. 
 We wish we had more information to share, but we hope that you understand our predicament.  
CVNP staff gave us a deadline before they left for furlough; if the park is not open by Tuesday, October 8th we need to reschedule the race. 
 The Towpath Marathon has been going strong for 22 years and we are working to explore our options. We thank our runners for their messages of support and for your patience. 
We will send an update Tuesday Oct 8th.

There are some questions regarding access to the Towpath when the park is closed. Rangers have asked the public "to please respect the closures so law enforcement rangers can focus their efforts on protecting human life and property and responding to emergencies. Entering a closed area may result in a violation notice." 


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We have been working to stay visible on the shut down issue and let people know how it affects those of us interested in utilizing our public natural resources.  

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Cleveland Metroparks' West Creek Reservation- Bob Perkoski
Read a Freshwater Cleveland Feature on how the Cleveland Metroparks is working with organizations such as Ohio Canal Corridor to add green infrastructure, strengthen connections between reservations and communities, plug the gaps in the regional greenway system and improve the lakefront.

See you on the trail,

Ken Schneider

Ohio Canal Corridor