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Newsletter – April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

 Flap Jack & Jill 5k/15k benefiting the Conservancy for CVNP
Saturday, May 3rd, Stanford House
Running this flat and fast course through the CVNP is a sweet (literally) way to show your support for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Play Pancake Trivia and the Maple Syrup Memory game prior to the race.  A fun way to learn Jeopardy-worthy flap jack facts and win tasty prizes!
Register for the race, the breakfast, or better yet – both!

In the Spotlight – A 5k with Baseball, Beer, Food & Family Friendly Fun!
Sunday, June 1st, Canal Park

We’ve knocked it out of the park with this race! Bring your whole family for an afternoon of outdoor summertime adventure.
Game ticket and 2 beers or sodas are included with race registration. If that isn’t exciting enough, shake out your legs by running the bases after the Ducks win the game!

Sign up today, this event is sure to hit the sweet spot. More information is available on our website.


Burning River 100 Relay
This Race is on Fire!

100 miles is comprised of 528,000 feet, approximately 200,000 steps.  Sound like too much to tackle alone?  Sign up for the new Burning River 100 Relay and participate in Northeast Ohio’s premier ultra-running event on your own terms.  Same course, same distance, same themed, party-like aid stations, now featuring a little help from your friends.

Thanks to a new partnership between Western Reserve Racing, the Conservancy for CVNP, and Cleveland Metroparks, you can now waive the BR100 registration fees by raising money for your favorite trails.  Details available on our website.

Get your team together for the August 2nd event and sign up now to enjoy the early registration discounted prices!

Endurance Races
Fools Race Report and Buckeye Buster


Thanks to everyone that participated in Fools 25/50k, including our sponsors – Mountain Hardware, Vertical Runner, Montrail, and Hammer Nutrition.

Read up on the details in this race report written by Akron Marathon Race Director, Brian Polen.


Our next endurance race is  Buckeye Buster on Saturday, June 7th at Salt Fork State Park and Lodge. This race has something for everyone with 10M, 50k, and 50M options, great deals on lodging, and an outdoor pool!
Training for Burning River?  Buckeye Buster is the perfect 50 Mile training run.  Gather your friends and family and head to Salt Fork for

an amazing summertime weekend.

Registration, and all other details are available on our website.
Dirty Trail Series
Do Do Bird Say What?
This year on May 24th, Dirty Bird will offer a 5K distance on the same twisty trails as the 15K. Looking for more distance? The Do Do Bird option combines both races for a wing-flapping 20K!

Bring your hatchlings out to Vulture’s knob and give them a taste of the trails at The Baby Bird. This one mile trail fun run is great for all ages. They’ll wear their medal with pride and be chirping with excitement for weeks!

Migrate to our website for registration details.

Race Calendar
Western Reserve Racing Events
May 3SatFlap Jack and Jill 5K and 15KPeninsula, OH
May 24SatDirty Bird 5K, 15K, and 1M Kids RunWooster, OH
Jun 1SunAkron Rubber Ducks 5K and 1MAkron, OH
Jun 7SatBuckeye Buster 10M, 50K, and 50MLore City, OH
Jun 21SatFlirt with DirtBoston Township, OH
Jul 5SatMuddy Paws 5M, 10M, and 2M Dog RunPeninsula, OH
Aug 2SatBurning River 100 Mile Endurance RunCleveland – Akron, OH
Aug 30SatLeave No Trace Half Marathon and Good Turn 1M Kids RunPeninsula, OH
Western Reserve Racing Timed Events
If you are looking for someone to help manage or time your event, we can help! We have successfully managed and timed events regardless if there were 100 or 10,000 people using MyLaps Bibtag, the market leader and system used at Boston Marathon and other major races around the world.
Apr 26SatWooster DuathlonWooster, OH
Apr 27SatRace into Finals 5KKent, OH
May 3SatJOA Race 5K & 10KNorth Royalton, OH
May 10SatMessiah 5KFairview Park, OH
May 25SunWooster Wellness 5K/10K/1MWooster, OH
June 7SatJust Run 5KFairport Harbor, OH
June 14SatIrish 5KCuyahoga Falls, OH
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Western Reserve Racing, LLC is comprised of the Dirty Trail Series, Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run, Crooked River Trail Runners, and several other endurance races held in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and other surrounding areas.

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