Summit County's Towpath Marathon series wraps up Sunday

PENINSULA, Ohio - The Towpath Marathon race series wraps up Sunday.

This year, the Towpath Marathon Series offered a marathon, half marathon and 10K.

The Towpath Marathon is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. The race started at 8 a.m. at Riverview Road located just north of Boston Mills Ski Resort.

The event showcased some of the most beautiful segments of the historic Towpath Trail located between Akron and Cleveland. The Towpath Marathon is one of few marathons that take place in a national park, and many consider it a unique specialty race due to the setting and time of year in which it is run.

All proceeds from the event benefited Ohio Canal Corridor, an organization that has been actively developing and participating in a variety of events and projects to preserve, promote and educate the public about the area surrounding one of Northeast Ohio's most valuable resources along the Ohio Canal. 

The Towpath Marathon showcases breathtaking segments of the historic Towpath Trail located between Akron and Cleveland. It is one of few marathons that take place in a National Park, and many consider it a unique specialty race due to the setting, fall foliage and crushed limestone surface. The course has changed many times throughout the life of the marathon and most recently drew attention to newly completed portions of the Towpath Trail as it heads into downtown Cleveland.

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