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Leave No Trace
September 2, 2023
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About The Leave No Trace
The Half Marathon Leave No Trace in Peninsula, Ohio on 2 September 2023 is a scenic and challenging race for all levels of runners. The 13-mile course takes you through the stunning Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along the winding Towpath Trail, and around Mill Creek. It’s a mostly flat route with some gentle rolling hills that provide a great challenge while still being manageable.
The scenery along this route is simply gorgeous; it’s hard not to be inspired by the beauty of this park! You’ll pass lush forests, meadows full of wildflowers, and babbling creeks as you make your way along the course. And since most of it follows an old canal towpath trail set among historic buildings, there are plenty of interesting sights to take in during your run as well!
September weather in Ohio tends to be fairly mild; temperatures range from 50°F – 75°F throughout the day with comfortable humidity levels so you won’t get too hot or cold during your race. Keep in mind that it can rain at any time though so come prepared for wet conditions if necessary!
This race typically draws about 500 runners per year so crowds aren’t usually too big; just enough people to give you motivation without feeling like you’re running alongside hundreds of others. Everyone who participates is friendly and encouraging which makes for a great atmosphere even when things start to get tough near the end. Plus there will always be volunteers manning water stations throughout the course cheering everyone on and offering refreshments when needed!
What makes this half marathon truly unique however is its commitment to sustainability: participants are encouraged bring their own reusable water bottle or cup instead of relying on plastic ones provided by organizers which helps reduce waste production significantly–something that not many races offer these days! This event also encourages carpooling whenever possible because fewer cars mean less environmental impact overall. All these efforts serve as examples that we can have fun while also doing our part in protecting Mother Nature’s gifts at the same time – now isn’t that something special?