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Navarre Civic Center
99 Canal Street W.
About This Event
The Canalway Classic is a certified, point to point, 5K ruh along the restored Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail. The race is mostly down hill, flat, and shady & is the site of many 5K PR's. Sponsored by Nickles Bakery, the proceeds go to support Friends of Stark Parks in the development of the Towpath Trail. No additional costs to Register on line. In 2009 we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the race, the 100th anniversary of Nickles Bakery, and the 200th anniversary of the Stark County. Come join in the celebration!
Here's What Runners Have Said About the Canalway Classic Race:
One of my all time favorites to run…as long as I’m still able to run, I’ll be there.--Bob
The Canalway Classic is a beautiful setting, and the course is fun because it’s downhill and flat(a runner’s dream). It was extremely well organized…I do look forward to participating in the race again.--Sharon of Malvern, OH
I love your race – it is my favorite race of the season. The course is great, it's fast, shaded and out of traffic.--Jennifer of Orrville, OH
I think it’s a great race. I look forward to it every year--Bruce
I ran the race with my 7 year old since he wanted to do it, and the downhill or flat route seemed ideal for younger runners--Jeremiah of Akron
I really enjoyed the race – it is one of the best that I have been to!--Brian
…I liked running on the limestone trail rather than the pavement--Tina of N Canton
Race Day Registration
Race day registration will take place at the Navarre Civic Center in Navarre, Ohio. The Civic Center is part of the Navarre Fire Station in historic Rochester Square. From I-77 south of Canton, take State Route 30 west to SR 21 south to Navarre. From Canal Street in Navarre follow SR 62 West one block to the Civic Center. The address is 99 Canal Street West, Navarre, OH, 44662. Registration begins at 7:00 AM and ends sharply at 8:30 AM as the last bus leaves for the starting line.
There is a special Navarre Mayor’s Award for the person coming the farthest to run. All runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt & Nickles baked goods. Top 5 women & men runners, and the top female & male master. Age groups are awarded three deep: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over.
ChampionChip Timing & Subway Challenge Series
This is a ChampionChip event and all runners will have a chip on their shoe to record their finish position & time. The event is also part of the 2009 Subway Challenge Series where runners receive points based on their finish position in a series of events and compete for prestige, prizes, & awards!
Nickles Bakery, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, has served as the Canalway Classic's premier sponsor for 10 years. Our race is also pleased to have the support of Subway, who provides race day sandwiches. All net proceeds go to support the development & maintenance of the historic 25-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail in Stark County, through The Friends of Stark Parks.
Results, Refreshments, & Fun!
Results will be posted race day at www.OhioChallengeSeries.com along with photographs from the event. Great refreshments from Nickles Bakery, Subway, & other sponsors will be served at the conclusion of the event. StarkParks.com will also have the results available. Come jog with Feleap the hiking frog, Stark Parks' mascot!
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
I, the undersigned, realize that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter & run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decisions of a race official relative to safely completing the run. I assume all risks associated in running this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and approved by me. Having read this waiver, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of you accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, waive and release Stark Parks, Friends of Stark Parks, Village of Navarre, The Subway Challenge Series, all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims of liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I hereby grant full permission to any or all of the foregoing to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings, or and other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I also agree to return my ChampionChip at the conclusion of the race or I am liable for a $40 missing chip fee. All race entries are non-refundable. We reserve the right to reject entries.