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Chippewa Creek Challenge Half Marathon

Chippewa Creek Challenge Half Marathon

Sat, October 26, 2024
Brecksville Reservation
Trail Half Marathon

Part of the Dirty Trail Series – Hikers welcome!


Are you ready to conquer the ultimate autumn adventure? Join us for an unforgettable trail experience among the stunning beauty of the Brecksville Reservation in the heart of the Cleveland Metroparks. Lace up your shoes and immerse yourself in the stunning fall foliage – a vibrant symphony of reds, oranges, and golds that can only be found during the peak of fall.

Our race logo pays homage to the whimsical Spotted, Redback, and Jefferson Salamanders that call Chippewa Creek their home. In the Spring, these tiny creatures embark on a journey from the woods to vernal breeding pools, symbolizing endurance and the spirit of exploration – qualities you’ll embody as you tackle the Chippewa Creek Challenge.


Whether you’re an experienced trail runner, or a beginning runner or hiker, Chippewa’s course offers a mix of terrains and elevations that will challenge your body and invigorate your soul. Feel the rush as you conquer steep inclines and navigate twists and turns. Embrace the beauty and serenity of the season while pushing your boundaries at the Chippewa Creek Challenge Half Marathon – where the trails, scenery, and the spirit of the salamander await your epic journey. Click here to view the Chippewa Creek Challenge course map.


Donations benefit the Trails Division of Cleveland Metroparks.


Receive a Finisher Medal plus your choice of:

  • Triblend Short Sleeve Tee with race logo
  • Crossbody Bag with internal mesh pockets and back zippered pocked; water resistant, adjustable strap, premium zippers
  • Salomon Five Panel Cap in washed cotton with adjustable headband (lime/serenity or denim/cabernet)
  • Salomon Fisherman Beanie (colors: bronze, indigo, olive, black)

2024 Chippewa Swag Options


  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    24 & Under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over


  • Early Registration (through September 26): $70
  • Regular Registration (September 27 – October 16): $75
  • Late Registration (October 17-26): $80


  • Start Time: 9:00 A.M. (5 hour cutoff)
  • Early Packet Pickup: Friday Noon-7:00 P.M. at Vertical Runner in Brecksville
  • Race Day Packet Pickup: 7:30-9:00 A.M.
  • Fluid Stations will serve water and Skratch hydration. Participants are encouraged to carry water.
  • A variety of sweet and salty snacks will be served at the finish line.


  • Chippewa Creek Challenge is part of the Dirty Trail Series, featuring races from 5k to half marathon distances on some of the best hiking and bridle trails in Northeast Ohio.

Dirty Trail Series


Archived Results
2016 1 Mile Results
2015 Results
,  2015 1 Mile Results
2014 Results
, 2014 1 Mile Results
2013 Results

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