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Leave No Trace Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

About Leave No Trace Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

“Prepare to leave dirty.” That’s the advice that the organizers of Peninsula’s Leave No Trace Trail Half Marathon have for the runners who’ll head into the winding single-track trails of at Camp Manatoc.

A smaller-sized event that draws a few hundred runners each year, the Leave No Trace race follows an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at Camp Manatoc, a Boy Scouts of America camp that’s located in the heart of this 51-square-mile national park that takes its name from the river that flows through the middle of its forests and trails, the Cuyahoga River (which means “crooked river”).

Distances

Leave No Trace Half Marathon

  • 21.1km

Leave No Trace Trail Marathon

  • 42.195km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Half Marathon – Aid station locations are 1 mile, 3 miles (unmanned water stop), 5 miles, 8 miles, and 12 miles. Aid stations will stock Heed, water, and Hammer/Powerbar gels. Marathon – Aid stations locations are the same as the half marathon stations listed above and 14 miles, 16 miles (unmanned water stop),18 miles, 21 miles, and 25 miles. Second half aid stations will stock Heed, water, Soda, Hammer/Powerbar gels, chips, pretzels, cookies, PB&J, pickles, bananas and other misc. items.

Award Medals

Marathon – Top 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 39 and under, 40-49, 50 and over. (24 awards total) Half Marathon – Top 3 overall male and female, then 1st place in following 5-year age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+

Maximum Time

The race cut off of 8 hours and the 18:19/min mile pace on the course is strictly enforced. The aid stations close accordingly. If a runner is unable to keep the appropriate pace and is in danger of missing the cut off they will be asked to remove themselves from the race. If a runner refuses to do so they will be be on their own for all aid on the race course as well as the finish line should they choose to continue. This cut off is enforced for the safety of the runner as well as aid station volunteers. If it is determined that any runner cuts the course in any fashion, whether intentional or not, they will immediately be disqualified from the race.

Leave No Trace Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Route Map

Leave No Trace Trail Marathon and Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Camp Manatoc

Peninsula,us

Highlights

The Spirit of Marnoc (Love of the Outdoors) is said to dwell in the woods of the high plateau at Camp Manatoc. This unique, mostly single-track course is only open for public use once per year! Now is your chance to challenge yourself by exploring the Boy Scout camp’s technical trails. As beautiful as it is difficult, you’ll run through a white pine grove, tons of quick turns and plenty of hills. Just when you’ve had enough, you’ll discover that we saved the best (worst?) hill for the sprint to the finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.