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 Hi Ho 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 & BACK
|NOTE – ALL DISTANCES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL BE UPDATED AS THE NEW|
COURSE IS VERIFIED WITH GPS DATA COLLECTION.
|Station||Distance||From previous station||Aid Station Type||Relay Exchange||100-mile Crew||50-Mile Crew|
|A||HIHO||0.0||Fluids||(1) HIHO to North Hawkins 9.5||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS|
|B||Memorial||4.8||4.8||Fluids||NO ACCESS||CREW ACCESS (Back)||CREW ACCESS|
|C||North Hawkins||9.5||4.7||Fluids||(2) North Hawkins to Valley Picnic 17.3 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|D||Botzum||15.5||6||Full||NO ACCESS||CREW ACCESS||CREW ACCESS|
|E||O’Neil Woods||17.2||1.7||Unmanned||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|F||Oakhill||22.4||5.2||Full||NO ACCESS||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS|
|G||Valley Picnic||26.8||4.4||Full||(3) Valley Picnic to Kendall Lake Shelter 12.1 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|H||Robinson Field||30.3||3.5||Unmanned||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|I||Pine Hollow||34.4||4.1||Full||NO ACCESS||CREW ACCESS/DROP BAGS||CREW ACCESS/DROP BAGS|
|J||Kendall Lake Shelter||38.9||4.5||Full||(4) Kendall Lake Shelter to Silver Springs 11.2 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|K||303 Hike & Bike||43.5||4.6||Full||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|L||Silver Springs||50.1||6.6||Full||(5) Silver Springs to Kendall Lake Shelter 11.2 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||PACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS||PACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS|
|K||303 Hike & Bike||56.7||6.6||Full||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|J||Kendall Lake Shelter||61.3||4.6||Full||(6) Kendall Lake Shelter to Valley Picnic 12.1 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|I||Pine Hollow||65.8||4.5||Full||NO ACCESS||PACERS/CREW ACCESS/DROP BAG||PACERS/CREW ACCESS/DROP BAG|
|H||Robinson Field||69.9||4.1||Full||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|G||Valley Picnic||73.4||3.5||Full||(7) Valley Picnic to North Hawkins 17.3 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|F||Oakhill||77.8||4.4||Full||NO ACCESS||PACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS||PACERS/DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS|
|E||O’Neil Woods||83.0||5.2||Fluids||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|D||Botzum||84.7||1.7||Full||NO ACCESS||PACERS/CREW ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|C||North Hawkins||90.7||6||Full||(8) North Hawkins to HIHO 9.5 (BUS/DROP-OFF ONLY)||NO ACCESS||NO ACCESS|
|B||Memorial||95.4||4.7||Full||NO ACCESS||PACERS/CREW ACCESS||PACERS/CREW ACCESS|
|A||HIHO||100.2||4.8||Fluids||TEAM ACCESS||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS||DROP BAG/CREW ACCESS|