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Run for Blue Blazes Buckeye Trail Run
• What we'll do Run for Blue Blazes organized by the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) and supporting the work of the Buckeye Trail. Participants can choose from four distances: Marathon (26.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles). New this year, both the half and full marathon races will be on an out and back course, which will include new sections of the Buckeye Trail. The course goes through hilly and challenging sections of the Wayne National Forest. The new course will be mostly on single-track trail of the “Blue Blazed” Buckeye Trail. The half and full marathon has over 1056 feet of elevation change. The Start and Finish of this event is in downtown Shawnee, Ohio, near the Buckeye Trail Association (BTA) office, 127B W. Main Street. There will be wave starts with the Marathon starting at 8:30AM, followed by the Half Marathon and then the 10K & 5K race. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers and age group top finishers 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. After the race participants can enjoy food prepared by the BTA Chuckwagon cooks. The same chuckwagon used by the BTA Trail Maintenance volunteers who work year-round building and maintaining our Buckeye Trails throughout the state of Ohio. • What to bring • Important to know To register or learn more, go here: http://www.buckeyetrail.org/run4blue.php

Buckeye Trail Association Office

127 B West Main St · Shawnee, OH

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    Hikers giving back to the Trail we love! Join us as we enjoy and volunteer for Ohio's 1,400+ mile Buckeye Trail (http://www.buckeyetrail.org) right here in the Little Cities of the Forest Region. Our area includes the co-located Buckeye Trail (http://www.buckeyetrail.org), North Country National Scenic Trail (http://www.northcountrytrail.org) and American Discovery Trail (http://www.discoverytrail.org) in portions of Morgan, Athens, Perry and Hocking Counties from the Muskingum to the Hocking Rivers. The BT passes through Burr Oak State Park (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/burroak), Wayne National Forest (http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne), O'Dowd Wildlife Area (http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/odowd), private lands and the little cities of Stockport, Chesterhill, Murray City and Shawnee. Known for it's coal boom history (http://littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.wordpress.com/) the region is now an forested outdoor recreation paradise.

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