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Newsletter- February 26, 2014

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Burning River Relay and Charity Partners
Dirty Bundle #1
Move Your Caboose!
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Race Calendar
Looking for a group of runners that love the trails as much as you do? Join the Crooked River Trail Runners on Thursdays at 6:30pm. We run trails mostly in and around CVNP. Join the CRTR Facebook page to find out where the next run is, and be sure to introduce yourself.
February 26, 2014
Thanks to everyone that participated in Dirty Love earlier this month, including our sponsors – Salomon, Vertical Runner, Nathan, and Earth Fare.The overall male and female winners were Jeff Schuler at 51:49 and Nicole Joy at 1:05:27. Congratulations!! Be sure to check out the awesome race pictures taken by Steve Pierce at http://stevepiercephotography.zenfolio.com/.Our next race is Green Jewel 50K and 2-Person Relay on Saturday, March 8th. This gem of a race is a perfect race for a PR or a first ultra. There is still time to sign up for either the solo or 2-person relay, but register before March 1st to receive the discounted rate!Also, be sure to check out the course map, even if you’ve run this race in the past. Due to construction on the Valley Parkway Bridge over I-77, we’ve had to make a slight adjustment to the course. Registration, course map, and all other details are available on our website.


Happy Running!

Western Reserve Racing

In the Spotlight – BR100 Relay and Charity Partners!

Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race Announces 2, 4, and 8 Person Relay & Charity Partner Program

We would like to announce an exciting new opportunity for the running community!


Gather your friends, coworkers, or family together. Form 2, 4, or 8 person teams and run a point-to-point nationally recognized 100 mile course showcasing the amazing trails and park systems between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

The Burning River 100 welcomes everyone from the most competitive ultrarunners capable of running 100 miles in less than 15 hours to the community of runners looking to form a team and enjoy the challenge of completing the scenic and diverse course.

We have also added a peer-to-peer fundraising option in support of the Conservancy’s TRAILS FOREVER endowment fund and Cleveland Metroparks’s Trails United Program. Runners who register for the program will receive a waived registration fee and a reserved spot in the race, as well as other gifts and prizes for top fundraisers. We encourage the running community to join us, participate, and support our parks! You can sign up for the fundraising option during race registration.

The Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run is in its eighth year, a qualifier for Western States 100, and is the third leg of the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.  For more information about the Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Race & Relay along with the peer-to-peer fundraising programs, please visit our website.

More details to follow including a post-race party, awesome swag, and finisher’s medals!


Relay teams will be limited this year – register now!


Dirty Bundle #1
Bundle Your Races and Save
The Dirty Bundle #1 includes the upcoming Down & Dirty 5 Miler, so sign up soon. Register for the bundle and save $21. Dirty Bundle #1 includes the following three races and swag:
  1. Down & Dirty 5M and organic cotton shirt – race date March 22 in Brecksville
  2. Dirty Bird 15K and short sleeved gender specific tech t-shirt – race date May 24th in Wooster
  3. Buckeye Buster 10M and unisex cotton t-shirt – race date June 7 in Salt Fork
Simply go to our registration page and select the Dirty Bundle #1 option to sign up and save!

 Move Your Caboose!
 Spring TRAINing 5M & 10M Race


Show your support for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park by racing the train. Starting at Howe Meadow, in Peninsula runners and walkers will race 5 miles against the train and then climb aboard a climate-controlled passenger rail car on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for the return trip. 10 mile participants will have the chance to beat the train twice on an out and back towpath course. Enjoy food, beverages, and celebrate your victory at Howe Meadow after the race.
Everyone that beats the train will receive a Spring TRAINing medal. All participants get a Spring TRAINing mug and the first 300 receive a Vertical Runner cinch pack.
The race is on Sunday, March 23rd, so sign up now!
Is the Luck of the Irish with you?Register for any WRR event during the month of March and you’ll be entered into a raffle for a $25 Vertical Runner gift certificate!
You must register between March 1 – March 31. The WRR event can take place anytime in 2014.

Next Newsletter Teaser
New WRR Kids Races


We want to encourage kids to get up, get moving, and enjoy the outdoors. We have added distances specifically for kids to five of our races. More details coming in the next newsletter.

Race Calendar
Western Reserve Racing Events
Date Race Location
Feb 9 Sat Dirty Love 10K Willoughby Hills, OH
Mar 8 Sat Green Jewel 50K and 2-Person Relay Rocky River, OH
Mar 22 Sat Down & Dirty Brecksville, OH
Mar 23 Sun Spring TRAINing 5M & 10M Peninsula, OH
Mar 30 Sun Fools 50K and 25K Peninsula, OH
Apr 5 Sat Quick and Dirty 8K Kirkland, OH
May 3 Sat Flap Jack and Jill 5K and 15K Peninsula, OH
May 24 Sat Dirty Bird 5K, 15K, and 1M Kids Run Wooster, OH
Jun 7 Sat Buckeye Buster 10M, 50K, and 50M Lore City, OH
Jun 21 Sat Flirt with Dirt Boston Township, OH
Jul 5 Sat Muddy Paws 5M, 10M, and 2M Dog Run Peninsula, OH
Aug 2 Sat Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run Cleveland – Akron, 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.
Date Race Location
Apr 12 Sat Black Squirrel 5K Kent, OH
Apr 12 Sat IHM Mustang 1M & 5K Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Apr 13 Sun Spring Classic 10M & 5K Strongsville, OH
Apr 26 Sat Wooster Duathlon Wooster, OH
Apr 27 Sun Race into Finals 5K Kent, OH
May 3 Sat JOA Race 5K & 10K North Royalton, OH
May 10 Sat Messiah 5K Fairview Park, OH

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