Inaugural North Coast 24-Hour in Cleveland to host ultra championship
The American Ultrarunning Association has announced the selection of a new event as the venue for the 2009 U.S. National 24-Hour Run Championship. The event will be hosted on the weekend of October 3-4 by the inaugural North Coast 24-Hour in Cleveland, Ohio. The race will be conducted on a flat, traffic-free, certified .91-mile loop comprised of paved bicycle paths through Edgewater Park, alongside Lake Erie. The event is a brand new addition to the national ultrarunning calendar.
AUA Executive Director Dan Brannen notes that "Race Director Dan Horvath has put together an outstanding race committee of experienced ultrarunners and folks with proven event management experience. The site is remarkably similar to Olander Park, just outside Toledo, which for over a decade hosted our U.S. 24-Hour Run Championship where numerous national Open and age group records were set. We're very excited about the move of the event back to Ohio."
For more information, go to: www.NorthCoast24.org.