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Burning River 2015 Announcements


2015 is right around the corner and Western Reserve Racing is happy to share some exciting announcements for the 9th running of Burning River!
Distances – BR will now feature a 50 mile option in addition to the 100 mile and 4 or 8 person relay events.  The 50 miler follows the first half of the BR100 point-to-point course.  Fast, scenic, and perfect for a first timer or achieving a new personal best.
Start/Finish Lines – All Burning River events begin at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills Ohio.  The 100 mile and relay races still conclude in Cuyahoga Falls, while the 50M finishes within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at the historic Stanford House.
Start Times – 100 mile solo runners begin their journey an hour earlier than past years and avoid road traffic at 4:00.  50 mile and relay runners can hit the snooze button a few times for the start at 6:00.
Relay Teams – Teams of 4 or 8 runners can now register and pay separately or all at once. Our new registration platform features lower processing fees and makes creating a team and designating a captain quick and easy.
Host Hotels – Sheraton Suites, steps from the 100M finish line, is providing great deals on rooms for participants and crew in addition to hosting a spacious packet pick up and pre-race dinner. Stanford House, located at the 50M finish line, has one of a kind rooms and campsites nestled into the heart of Ohio’s only National Park
See lodging options below for details.
Pre-Race Dinner – We are anxiously anticipating the return of the pre-race pasta dinner!  Runners will be able to purchase buffet style dinners in advance and relax with crew and competition while enjoying an interesting speaker.  Details coming soon!
Packet Pickup – Picking up your bib and race gear will be a breeze with plenty of parking, separate lines for solo and relay runners, and more of a race expo feel.
We hope you’ll join us for this unique 100 mile Ohio adventure.  Visit our website for more 2015 race details and registration!

Burning River has 2 fantastic options for lodging in 2015
Built in 1843, the Stanford House is the perfect place to stay during your Burning River experience. Prices range from $35 – 125 per night. You can choose from a room shared with 5 other runners to a single room that sleeps up to 3 with a private bathroom.
More adventurous runners can check out campsite locations along the Stanford Trail (behind Stanford House) to enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park under the stars. We offer five designated campsites, each of which accommodates two tents and up to six people. The sites all have access to a water tank, portable toilet, and firewood. Each site is $20 per night, for up to ten nights. Group rental is $100 per night for all five sites.
For more information go to: www.conservancyforcvnp.org/space-rental/lodging. To make reservations, please contact the reservations coordinator at 330-657-2909 ext. 119or email the Conservancy at stanford@forcvnp.org. Let them know you are with Burning River Endurance Run.
Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls is located only steps from the BR 100M finish line and will host the 2015 packet pick up and optional prerace dinner. The Sheraton is the area’s most established full-service hotel, offering all-suite rooms, intimate dining options and superb comfort and hospitality. This hotel stands out in that the rooms aren’t just rooms, they are full suites.  These suites include separate sleeping and living quarters, wet bar and kitchen with china, glass, silverware and refrigerator.  For Burning River participants this means suites with 2 double beds, a pull out couch and no additional guest fees for $139/night* – perfect for sharing with pacers and crew!
Your reservation is fully refundable until July 23rd, check out the details and book your room today!
*Booking by phone or using the regular Sheraton booking site will not give you our negotiated rate and you will be charged a per person fee.   Please book using the link above or by clicking here.

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