An update on our races....

With the State of Ohio starting the process of reopening, we have seen an increase in the amount of emails and Facebook messages asking about the status of our races....and we welcome the emails. It has been good to hear from you and we are wishing you the best during this challenging time.

Currently, the reopening plan provides guidance for the first phase which currently extends through May. The guidance here is clear - gatherings continue to be limited to 10 or less people. Event permits are not approved/cancelled. The common theme among all the agencies we work with is that we should be prepared to submit a plan that would comply with any conditions that a future reopening phase would contain. However, the guidance to construct a compliance plan has not been published. It is just too early yet for this guidance.

Recognizing the situation is global and impacts all sizes of events, there are national and international groups of medical professionals, event organizers, etc. that have formed and are working on publishing guidelines. One decision we made is that we will not be submitting any plans unless we have guidelines to follow and that are accepted by our permitting agencies.

We care about each of you. We want to follow guidance instead of making our own way during this time. Thus, here is the current status of our races.....

Summer Sasquatch
This race was scheduled for June 6th. Due to the lack of guidance and the race being a a few weeks away, we have worked together with the ODNR and made the decision to go with the contingency date of Saturday, September 12th. This decision was made today and we are communicating it, as promised, today. Website will be updated shortly.

All Other Races including Burning River
We will continue to monitor the guidance provided in future reopening phases. We are doing our best to think ahead and be prepared with ideas that might be in future guidance (social distancing, limiting likelihood of mass gathering, etc.). With the next events starting in July, we would like to wait for more guidance before making a decision. This decision is aligned with the permitting agencies too. In all of our discussions, it has become clear that these agencies truly want our events to happen. The common thread is that we all want them to happen when it is clearly aligned with our state governor's orders.

We miss you all and are looking forward to seeing you in person!

Jim, Vince, & Joe
What About My Registration?

When you register with us, we take it seriously. When deciding whether to postpone or cancel a race, the process is driven by the permitting agencies acting upon guidance by local, state, and/or federal authorities. You can also be assured that you will know the same day we know that a race cannot be held.   If a race date is not viable, our first goal is to go up and beyond our published policies. We always want to provide participants an opportunity to utilize their registrations by offering multiple options.   As an example, transferring to a new race date or deferring to the following year. When we cannot reschedule, we want to offer a transfer to a race of equivalent distance or deferral.

Our website race calendar is current and we will work diligently to keep it updated. If you have questions, email us - please! We enjoy serving you and our community.
IN THIS TOGETHER - May Challenge!
Virtual Race Series
Now through May 31st.
How many miles can you go in the month of May?

Ready for another challenge? Great! Pick one or more events and the challenge is on. In the month of May, you will keep track of your activity miles and the time you have spent doing it. Earn an engraved personalized finisher medal with your accomplishment according to the following distance challenges:

  • 12 MILE CLUB - One 5k a week gets it done!
  • 25 MILE CLUB - Two 5k's or a 10k a week. 
  • 50 MILE CLUB - Three days a week and you can do it!
  • 100 MILE CLUB - You know how to do this - now can you do it?
  • 200 MILE CLUB - Two or three rides a week for the cyclists.
  • 300 MILE CLUB - Those crazy ultra runners or regular cyclists - this is your club.
  • 400 MILE CLUB - Needs no explanation. 
  • CRAZY MILES CLUB - for those of you that can do better than 500 miles!

We have created this challenge as both a fundraiser for some of our staff's favorite small business merchants & a method for us all to stay engaged, accomplish fitness goals, & encourage others to do the same. Get the family involved, issue a challenge to a friend, and let's move forward together!

Registration includes:

  • FINISHER MEDAL - engraved with your name, activity (run, walk, cycle, hike), and the level you achieved!


  • Amaize Popcorn - Hudson, OH
  • Headtrip Brewery - Stow, OH
  • Honey Hut Ice Cream - Brecksville, OH
  • Hudson Yoga Lounge - Hudson, OH
  • Missing Mountain Brewery - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Vertical Runner - Brecksville & Hudson, OH
  • Western Reserve Racing
  • Western Reserve School of Cooking - Hudson, OH 

Your support of our race company and local merchants is greatly appreciated.

*Finisher medals will shipped 3-4 weeks after the event.