June 5-6, 2021
Brought to you by the partnership of runCanton
and Ultra Runner Eric Whittington
Stark County's Fifth Annual 24-hour endurance race. You have 24 hours to complete 100 miles, 100 kilometers (62 miles), the NEW 50/50 ... [50 Miles, then 50 Kilometers], 50 miles or 50 kilometers (31 miles). Compete as an individual or relay team. Registration is available for 4-person and 8-person relay teams for the 100 miles.
Based at Canal Fulton's St. Helena Park, the course is flat and fast ... on the Olde Muskingum and Ralph Regula Towpath Trails. There's plenty of shade and the scenery is beautiful. Run/walk along the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio Erie Canal.
Plenty of aid support will be stationed on the course, including a super aid station in the park pavilion.
PLEASE NOTE: FOOD SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY REDUCED FOR 2021 IN THE NAME OF SAFETY. YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN ESSENTIALS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.
The Friday evening prior to the event features a social gathering. Camping is welcome and FREE! (Please, no digging holes and building individual fires.)
What you get:
Custom commemorative tech shirt
100 mile, 50/50 and 100k finishers receive a belt buckle medal
50 mile, 50k and relay team members receive custom finisher medals
All participants receive a swag bag
All the water, sport drink you need. Limited food offerings.
Course marshals and park rangers positioned throughout for your safety
You may set up tents on the grassy area in the park. RV’s and campers are permitted in the parking lot. Once the lot is full, you will have to park your camper or RV in the remote lot.
You must be self-contained. There are no power, water or clean-out services available.
Tent campers arriving on race day must drop their gear at the park pavillion, then proceed to the remote parking area. No vehicles are permitted within the race course on the baseball and soccer fields.
ALL TENT SITES MUST OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING
No personal fires are permitted. There will be an “official” fire pit in the common area. Dogs are permitted but must be leashed and attended to at all times.
Campers may set up beginning at noon on Friday, June 8. Please be clear of the area by noon on Sunday. You are responsible for cleaning up your trash. Containers will be available.
THE RACE WILL START IN WAVES. PLEASE SEE COVID PLAN.
The 5-mile loop course is entirely on crushed limestone trails, except for the two ends where you will use the berm of Butterbridge and Cherry Street to cross from one trail to the other. The trails are almost completely flat. Mile markers will be placed on the course so you know where you are at all times.
The trails are not completely closed, so you will have to share the space with other runners, walkers and cyclers. Please be aware of those around you.
When you register, we will ask for the distance you intend to complete. This is for our planning purposes, but you are not obligated to complete your distance and stop, nor does it prohibit you from completing a shorter distance than you originally intend.
You will receive the award for the distance you complete. For example, if you registered to complete 50K and you want to keep going and do 50 miles, you will receive the award for what you accomplish.
Mylaps Prochip System: Have you ever been to a triathlon event and noticed the little anklet that all of the athletes are wearing? That is a Prochip timing device! While this system can be used for any event of any size, it really shines at multisport events, 24-hour endurance events, bike races, adventure races, motorcycle races, or any event off road. The timing devices are active timing chips affixed to a velcro ankle strap that the participant must wear for the duration of the event and return upon completion. While the Bibtag system is incredibly accurate, the Prochip system is beyond incredible as missed passings are nearly unheard of.
Once you have completed your distance, you may leave the course.
You may also stop and rest any time you want, provided you re-enter the course at the exact point you left it.
You are also permitted to leave the area and return. Just please notify a volunteer of your intentions.
Friday, June 4th from 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, June 5th from 5:00am - 5:45am
133 South Canal St.
Canal Fulton. OH (map)
Adjacent to the event site
Schedule of Events:
Friday, June 4th
Noon - Arrive and set up camp
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM TEAM RWB Social Event
Saturday, June 5th
6:00 AM Race Start
Sunday, June 6th
6:00 AM Race Finish
Break camp and go get some sleep
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