|A view of downtown Cleveland from Edgewater Park, |
site of the North Coast 24-hour race
The North Coast 24-Hour Race has once again been designated as the National Championship site. Interest is starting to build with over 80 runners registered at this point and there are still 2 1/2 months to go before the race. The top three women and men will automatically be selected for the U.S. team, and will compete next June in Switzerland at the World 24-Hour Championship.
North Coast race organizers have scheduled a number for "training" runs at Edgewater Park. I attended the first one this past Sunday, starting at 7:00 a.m. It is a nice opportunity to get a feel for the course and chat with people who have signed up for the race. The weather was incredibly hot and humid. The positives were that there were no bugs and a nice breeze was coming off of the lake for part of the run.
Next training run will be on July 24th, starting at 9:00 a.m.