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The Towpath Trilogy
Race Series


October 9th, 2016


Towpath Marathon Training Run training


Join us 7:30 AM Saturday, September 3rd at the Flat Iron Cafe for a Towpath Marathon training run.

There will be seven and ten-mile run options that highlight the developing Towpath Trail and Canal Basin Park in Downtown Cleveland's Flats.

Representatives from Fleet Feet Cleveland will be there so that you can learn more about More Miles, their race training program.

Stay after the run for waffles and beer from the Flat Iron Cafe.  Flat Iron will have an all you can eat buffet with waffles, bacon, juice and coffee for $7.99, and beer specials.
Raffle prizes:
  • Runner Registration for the Towpath Marathon, race division of your choice
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company ice bucket &  6-pack carrier cooler
  • Canalway Partners ball caps
  • A Year on the Towpath greeting cards, photographs taken by Kay Wuske and Gigi Muir
Introducing the Trilogy Trail Teamteam

The Towpath Trilogy Race Series relies on the participation of many volunteers to make great events. We are thankful for these hard workers who help distribute water, set up the finish line and do the many things needed to make our races so fun and successful.

Sometimes our day jobs at Canalway Partners, where we work on the development of the Towpath Trail and the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, prevent us from "pounding the pavement" to bring new runners to our race series.

We are looking for some Towpath fans that are willing to help us spread the word about the Towpath Trilogy! This might entail helping distribute postcards, attending fun runs as a Trilogy ambassador or just sharing your experience online. Let us know if you can help or have ideas on how we can share our events with new audiences.

President John F. Kennedy said: "Success has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan." This is certainly the case for the Towpath Trail project in Cleveland. As we continue to push forward on the completion of the Towpath Trail and Canal Basin Park, it is quite evident that success is deeply rooted in the widespread community support for our goals. We have heard from folks wanting to help.
Towpath Yoga in CVNP, 8/21yoga

Join Towpath Fitness for a donation based, all levels outdoor yoga class August 21st at 9 am. Enjoy a class designed for all ages and levels set in the beautiful landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Donations will benefit Canalway Partners.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Station
7900 Old Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131 ( get directions )

Rain out location will be at Towpath Fitness- 1 mile north at 7777 Exchange Street.
Carb Boom! Energy Gelboom

Carb Boom! Energy Gels are the official energy gels of the 2016 Towpath Trilogy Race Series, they will be available on the course at the Towpath Marathon.

"As a Cleveland-based company, we know how much the Towpath means to runners across the city and we are glad to be helpful to it. The Towpath Trilogy provides a great opportunity for us to get our real fruit Carb Boom! Energy Gels into the hands of the athletes that keep the trails buzzing." -Tony Lammers, Boom Nutrition

Carb Boom! Energy Gels are made from real fruit purees and concentrates, with no added sugars or artificial flavors and sweeteners. Carb Boom! Energy Gels will be available at all three 2016 Towpath Trilogy races. They are sold at Fleet Feet Cleveland, and top running stores across the region.

Learn more about Boom Nutrition

The Towpath Marathon
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The Towpath Marathon, the conclusion of the 2016 Towpath Trilogy Race Series, is Sunday October 9th. The event features three race lengths, half-marathon, marathon and 10k.

From Runner's World:

"Savor autumn in all its saturated hues at one of the most beautiful marathons on the fall racing calendar, which also happens to showcase one of the Midwest's few national parks. Named for the Native American word for "crooked river," the 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park provides the brilliant backdrop for this trio of races, which started with a relay in 1992. The flat, fast events-including a marathon that's popular as a Boston qualifier-feature a winding, scenic out-and-back on the park's 85-mile Towpath Trail. The crushed limestone path meanders along the Cuyahoga River, complete with wooden bridges and resident wildlife like otters, herons, and even bald eagles. At the finish line, live music and $4 pints from a local brewery keep the fun rolling."

How Can I Help?  Help
  The most efficient way to help Canalway Partners develop the Towpath Trail is to become a member

See you on the trail,

Ken Schneider