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The Towpath Trilogy
Race Series


October 9th, 2016


 Towpath Marathon
Finisher's Medals medals

Runners that finish the full and half-marathon race lengths at the  Towpath Marathon receive a finisher's medal.
The collectible finisher's medal is two-sided, featuring the Towpath Marathon 25 Anniversary logo on the rear.

Full-marathon course finishers receive a medal with a black strap, and half-marathon runners will receive one with a blue strap.

Fun at the 
Towpath Marathon Fun

The Towpath Marathon is a special event in a magical setting. Join us at the Towpath Village- at the finish line at the Boston Store, to root on your friends and family, and stay for our beer garden (featuring Great Lakes brews), kettle korn, music from rockers  Cats on Holiday, samples from  Nooma, crafts and a play area for the kids.

Trail Mix, across from Boston Store will be open and offers a variety of cafe sandwiches, fresh bakery, refreshments, snacks and Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream.

MetroHealth Returns to the 
Towpath Marathon Metro

Canalway Partners is proud to announce that  MetroHealth will return to the Towpath Marathon in 2016.

MetroHealth will provide a medical tent at the Finish Line and emergency medical services.

Lyndall Insurance, Proud Sponsor of the Towpath TrilogyLyndall

The Towpath Trail has inspired a lot of runners over the years.  Lyndall Insurance is proud to sponsor the Towpath Trilogy Race Series because agency principal Craig Lyndall loves to run it.

"I've always wanted to use my marketing and sponsorship money for things that I care about," said Craig. "The Towpath is a great resource for our region, and I'm proud to support it. In an industry like insurance- where there are huge national players throwing money around to advertise their message, I figured why try to beat them at their game when I can  make an impact in a different way?"

Craig Lyndall has now run Towpath Trilogy races on ten different occasions since 2011- and finished the full marathon for the first time in 2015.

25th Anniversary
Towpath Marathon Logo logo

The Towpath Marathon will celebrate its 25 year anniversary in 2016. For this occasion, Canalway Partners will abandon its traditional "shoe" logo to feature a logo that calls attention to this 25 year mark, using a mix of colors, shapes and minimal text. The logo was designed by George Coghill, and will be featured on our Finisher Medal and race tee.

The Towpath Marathon
is October 9thmarathon

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