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Fall Running Series

Fall Running Series

Tuesday evenings in October
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
3-6 Mile Trail Races


Come join the fun in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! The Fall Running Series consists of weekly fun-themed trail races on Tuesday evenings in October. The series includes awesome swag and five high-energy events with a twist. Each event is held at a different location in the CVNP and is between 3 and 6 miles. To add to the excitement, the twist remains a secret until just before the start of the event. It’s a great time of the year to make new friends on the trails!

All levels of runners and walkers are welcome, and you don’t have to be the fastest to win. Bring a flashlight or headlamp if you anticipate walking or running at a more moderate pace. Events are held regardless of weather conditions.

We have been granted special permission to run/hike with our dogs for event #5 at Camp Butler (no spectator dogs please).


  • Tuesday, October 1st, 6:15 p.m., Pine Hollow, 5465 Quick Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 6:15 p.m., Kendall Lake, 1000 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 6:15 p.m., Oak Hill, 3901 Oak Hill Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:15 p.m., Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 6:15 p.m., Camp Butler, 800 W Streetsboro Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264


Donations benefit the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


  • Something awesome TBD!


  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 1 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


  • SERIES PARTICIPATION: Participating will automatically enter you in the series. Series points will be awarded based on your overall ranking and your age group ranking – by gender. The first four races in the series will be counted. The last race, the fifth one, will be timed but will not count in the series points.
  • OVERALL SCORING BY GENDER: Events will be scored using a base of 50 points for a 1st place win, 49 for a 2nd place win, 48 for 3rd place, etc. Your scores will be summed to determine your placement overall. Overall winners will not be eligible for age group awards (no double dipping). Top 3 overall will be recognized.
  • AGE GROUP SCORING BY GENDER: Age groups will be scored by gender using a base of 10 points for a 1st place win, 9 for a 2nd place win, 8 for 3rd place, etc. Your highest 5 scores will be summed to determine your age group placement. Top 1 in each age group will be recognized.


  • Early Registration (through August 31) – $130
  • Regular Registration (September 1-20) – $140
  • Late Registration (September 21 – October 1) – $150
  • Registration for individual races opens 1 week before each event – $30 (includes a grab bag assortment of swag)


  • Start Time: 6:15 P.M. No cutoff time.
  • Packet Pickup: Begins at 5:00 P.M.
  • Water stops located on course and at the finish. Participants are encouraged to carry water. Additional treats will be provided at the finish line.


2019 Series Standings  Female  Male
2018 Series Standings  Female  Male
2017 Series Standings  Female  Male
2016 Series Standings  Female  Male
2015 Series Standings  Female  Male
2014 Series Standings  Female  Male

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