Run, pedal and paddle for trails and watershed conservation! The Portage Park District Foundation is presenting the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 13, 8:00 a.m. in Mantua Village as a fun(d)raiser for supporting trail maintenance and conservation projects. The event starts at Buchert Park and includes a 2-mile run on the Headwaters Trail, a 10-mile bike ride on rural roads to Camp Hi Canoe Livery in Hiram, ending with a 5-mile paddle on the Upper Cuyahoga Scenic River back to Mantua. The route passes by nature preserves, historic sites and preserved farmland. “This is not only a fun way to raise funds for a great cause, it also showcases some of the beautiful natural and cultural heritage of Portage County that we’re working to conserve” notes Kurt Ruehr, Foundation Vice President and Race Director.
Go solo or grab a friend to form a relay or all-phase team. Entry fee is $40; $25 for ages 18 and under. Kayak and canoe rentals are available for $10 and $15. Initial sponsors include: Eastern Ohio Time Trials, Fit Chicks, Robinson Health Center at Mantua, Portage Cyclery, Camp Hi Canoe Livery, Sirna’s Produce. Additional sponsors and volunteers are welcome.
For more information, a map of the race route and registration, please visit www.portageparkdistrict.org or call (330) 297-7728.