Headwaters Adventure Race Set for July 13 in Mantua
Registration is still open for the Headwaters Adventure Race on July 13, 8:00 a.m. in Mantua Village. The Portage Park District Foundation is presenting this 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 President and Race Director.
Go solo or grab a friend to form a relay or all-phase team. Entry fee is $40 per person ($25 for age 18 and under). Kayak and canoe rentals are available for $10 and $15. Lead sponsors include: Eastern Ohio Time Trials, Fit Chicks, Robinson Health Center at Mantua, Portage Cyclery, Camp Hi Canoe, Advanced Rehabilitation and Health Specialists. 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.