The Buckeye Trail will hold its third annual Run for the Blue Blazes on Saturday, October 7 at 8:30 a.m., beginning and ending at the Buckeye Trail Office at 127B W. Main Street, Shawnee.
Runners can choose from a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon run.
Registration begins the day of the race from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. Registration includes a membership with the Buckeye Trail. Prices are below. Runners will also have the opportunity to win a pair of trail shoes from Rocky Boots in Nelsonville.
“This is the perfect event for trail runners of all experience levels,” said Sally Sugar, an Americorps member serving her second year with the Buckeye Trail Association.
All routes pass by Tecumseh Lake, within walking distance of Main Street, and wind along the hilly terrain of the Buckeye Trail.
During the race, family members and friends cheering on trail runners can enjoy Historic Main Street Shawnee, shop in the local stores, relax in the community park, or explore the new Shawnee Museum located at 131 E. Main Street.
The annual race festivities will kick off on Friday at the historic Tecumseh Theater as Shawnee welcomes back Apple & The Moon to play from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information about the event on Oct. 6, click here.
This event is sponsored by the Athens County, Hocking Hills Tourism Association, Full Brooks Cafe in Nelsonville, Rocky Outdoor Gear Store, Cabin at the Crossroads, Kroger, People’s Bank, Michelob Ultra and Walmart.
Full Marathon: $75
Half Marathon: $55
5K and 10K: $45
For more information, including maps of all race routes, lodging information, last year’s race results visit the Buckeye Trail’s website.
The Run for the Blue Blazes is a fundraiser for the Buckeye Trail Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the building, maintaining, protecting, and promoting use of Ohio’s longest scenic hiking trail for the health and fitness of our citizens, communities, and partners. All money raised is tax deductible and goes to protect the trail.