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Burning River Course

Like the flow of our favorite river, the Burning River course is always changing. This year, the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga burning, the changes are significant. The Cuyahoga National Park is focused on 10 construction projects that are aimed at restoring the river, supporting flood plains, and improving the water quality in Lake Erie. These projects require various trail and towpath closures within the CVNP. Because of these worthwhile and important projects, we could not obtain a permit to run through the CVNP at two critical locations – Station Road Bridge and Boston area including the Towpath section that connects them. With these two locations not available, we could not design a course that goes one direction point-to-point. Thus, the 2019 Burning River course will change to a 50 mile out and back. Though we will miss the unique challenge of a point-to-point race, we appreciate and celebrate the improvements to our beloved Burning River, The Cuyahoga.

Together, we can support the long term health of our waterway AND enjoy an excellent, world class 100 mile race.

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The course will now begin at HiHo Brewing Company in Cuyahoga Falls, traverse the trails of Summit Metro Parks and the CVNP to the 50 mile mark at Silver Springs Park in Stow. 100 mile runners will then turn around and head back to Cuyahoga Falls.

2019 100 Mile Course Map

2018-2019 Elevation Comparison

Burning River 2019 Course – OUT & BACKupdated 2/25/2019
NOTE – ALL DISTANCES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED AS THE NEW
COURSE IS VERIFIED WITH GPS DATA COLLECTION.
StationDistanceFrom previous stationAid Station TypeRelay Exchange100-mile Crew50-Mile Crew
AHiHo0.0Fluids(1) HiHo to North Hawkins 9.5DROP BAG/CREW ACCESSDROP BAG/CREW ACCESS
BMemorial4.84.8FluidsNO ACCESSCREW ACCESS (Back)CREW ACCESS
CNorth Hawkins9.54.7Fluids(2) North Hawkins to Valley Picnic 17.3 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
DBotzum15.56FullNO ACCESSCREW ACCESSCREW ACCESS
EO’Neil Woods17.21.7UnmannedNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
FOakhill22.45.2FullNO ACCESSDROP BAG/CREW ACCESSDROP BAG/CREW ACCESS
GValley Picnic26.84.4Full(3) Valley Picnic to Kendall Lake Shelter 12.1 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
HRobinson Field30.33.5UnmannedNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
IPine Hollow34.44.1FullNO ACCESSCREW ACCESS/DROP BAGSCREW ACCESS/DROP BAGS
JKendall Lake Shelter38.94.5Full(4) Kendall Lake Shelter to Silver Springs 11.2 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
K303 Hike & Bike43.54.6FullNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
LSilver Springs50.16.6Full(5) Silver Springs to Kendall Lake Shelter 11.2 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)PACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESSPACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS
K303 Hike & Bike56.76.6FullNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
JKendall Lake Shelter61.34.6Full(6) Kendall Lake Shelter to Valley Picnic 12.1 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
IPine Hollow65.84.5FullNO ACCESSPACERS/CREW ACCESS/DROP BAGPACERS/CREW ACCESS/DROP BAG
HRobinson Field69.94.1FullNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
GValley Picnic73.43.5Full(7) Valley Picnic to North Hawkins 17.3 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
FOakhill77.84.4FullNO ACCESSPACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESSPACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS
EO’Neil Woods83.05.2FluidsNO ACCESSNO ACCESSNO ACCESS
DBotzum84.71.7FullNO ACCESSPACERS/CREW ACCESSNO ACCESS
CNorth Hawkins90.76Full(8) North Hawkins to HIHO 9.5 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)NO ACCESSNO ACCESS
BMemorial95.44.7FullNO ACCESSPACERS/CREW ACCESSPACERS/CREW ACCESS
AHiHo100.24.8FluidsTEAM ACCESSDROP BAG/CREW ACCESSDROP BAG/CREW ACCESS
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