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10th Annual Inland Trail Marathon/Half Marathon
& 5K Fun Run/Walk

Presented by Murray Ridge Center
Sunday, November 2, 2014
8:00 a.m. Race Time
6:00 a.m. Registration
Don't forget to "fall back"!
Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 2nd this year. (On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.)
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All proceeds benefit the Murray Ridge Levy
Paid for by the Murray Ridge Levy Committee
Jim Berarducci, Treasurer
This event will be scored by Champ Racing, using the ChampionChip® Timing System. On race day, runners will be issued a RENTAL computer chip that is attached to the shoelace and worn throughout the race. Special mats at the finish will record a finishing time for each chip.
All rental chips MUST be returned at the finish line.
Pastor Mike Bucher has offered to hold a chapel service for the interested athletes at this race. The service will begin at 6:30 a.m. There will be 15 minutes of worship music, followed by 15 minutes of Bible study, and 5 minutes prayer for any individual needs.  
Race packets will be available for pickup (not required) from 2-5 p.m. at the Elyria Ramada Inn
on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Day-Of Race Registration will take place at
Murray Ridge Center, 9750 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria Ohio 44035.
Please allow enough time to finish at the check-in table to avoid delaying the start of the race.  
The time for online pre-registration for this race has expired, and the entry form has been removed from this page, but you may still register for this race at the "Day-of" registration table on the day of the event.
The Location:
Murray Ridge Center
9750 Murray Ridge Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
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Click here for a map of the Elyria area, and here for park information and downloadable map in .PDF format.  
The Course:
A Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk on the North Coast Inland Trail, starting from Murray Ridge Center

The marathon is a Boston qualifier!
PLEASE NOTE! Due to feedback from race participants, we are pleased to announce a new route this year for the marathon and half marathon. Both races will now start at the Murray Ridge School and proceed through some city streets in Elyria before merging onto the North Coast Inland Trail – it will no longer be a straight out and back race. While the trail is certainly scenic, many runners found having the entire race on the trail to be somewhat monotonous. The new route will also mean that we will NOT be busing half marathoners to Kipton before the start. They will start and finish at the school, which will give them more time to stretch and prepare before the race in a warm indoor environment. The 5K course will not be affected. We hope runners will enjoy the new course and scenery, which still retain a significant portion of the trail.
Certification Number:
Marathon - OH 06001 MW,
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The Facilities:
Plenty of parking available
Ramada Inn in Elyria will be the host hotel for this race.  
Hotel Information:
Due to lack of response, the Ramada Inn will not be offering a pasta dinner this year.
Packet pick up will still be available there on Saturday, November 1st from 2-5pm.
The hotel restaurant has a pasta dish on the menu, and there are several other local restaurants within walking distance, including an Olive Garden. For room bookings, please visit their website via the Ramada Inn link above. Plenty of rooms are available, starting at $49.99. No reservation code is necessary.
T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants only
Post-race refreshments
The Awards:
Presented at the finish line to top 3 males and top 3 females overall in each race,
and top three finishers in male and female age divisions of each race
Medallions to all finishers
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