Inspired by the Olympics? Turn off the television, get off the couch and start training! You have more than a month to be ready.
Cleveland Metroparks challenges you to test you endurance in a race around Hinckley Reservation. Lace up the running shoes, wax the kayak, and put some air in the bike tires for the Cleveland Metroparks "Ledges to Lake Adventure Race" on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The race starts and ends at Spillway Picnic Area, adjacent to Hinckley Lake in Hinckley Reservation. Participants begin by testing their running skills for three miles on the bridle trail before grabbing a kayak and paddling two miles around the beautiful Hinckley Lake. Then, they bike nine miles to victory at the finish line.
There are three categories for this race. Register as an individual: ages 14 and older or, team: ages 10 and older (with participating adult), or relay (2 to 3 people): ages 14 and older.
The event check-in is from 7 to 8:15 a.m., and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Pre-register by Sept. 3 as an individual ($57.50), team ($82.50), or relay ($102.50). Late and same-day registration is also available: individual ($77.50), team (102.50), or relay ($122.50). A limited supply of kayaks can be reserved for $10 per boat.
Online registration is available at www.ncnracing.com/registration, and closes Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Registration forms are also available to download at www.clevelandmetroparks.com/events (scroll to "Ledges To Lake Adventure Race" and click on "registration form"). Or, registration forms are also available at all Park District Outdoor Education facilities.
Mail in registrations must be received by Sept. 14. Make checks payable to and mail to: NCN Racing, 649 Augdon Drive, Elyria, OH 44035.
Post-race refreshments will be available, and adults, ages 21 and over, can purchase Great Lakes Brewing Company beer at the Beer Garden.
Spillway Picnic Area is off West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, off Bellus Road in Hinckley Township.
For more information, call 216-341-1704 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.