Thursday, February 05, 2009

WRTR news

The Western Reserve Trail Running organization launched a new website design this week. Included in the new site is the 2009 race calendar, consisting of ten NE Ohio trail races, and the rules for WRTR race series participation and points scoring.

New this year is the monthly WRTR newsletter. Click here to view the February edition. If you like what you see, please sign up to receive each month in your inbox.

NE Ohio trail running is already off to a great start in 2009 with the success of the Winter Buckeye Trail on January 18.

The next race in the WRTR series is the Green Jewel 50k on March 21. This run is a shortened version of last year's 100km course that connected the entire distance of the Cleveland Metropark's Emerald Necklace. Click here for a report of my 2008 Green Jewel experience.

The April events, the Fools 50k/25k and the Mohican 50k are both filling quickly. I anticipate the Fools Run to sell-out a full field of 200 runners in the next couple weeks. If you are thinking of running in either of these events, now is the time to register.

The Buckeye Trail 50k opened registration this week and earlier than ever before. The popular summer ultra classic is limited to 175 runners and is sure to sell out fast. This year there is an online registration and volunteer service requirement.

The new WRTR website features photos of local runners, races and trails. If you haven't done so, don't forget to check it out!