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metroparks bikeway kirk road trailhead panerathon UT Local bike paths Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway The MetroParks Bikeway is an 11-mile paved trail and offers a variety of scenery. The Kirk Road Trailhead, located near the midpoint of the Bikeway, has a parking lot, restrooms, water fountains and picnic pavilion. The Bikeway stretches from the northern Mahoning County line south to Western Reserve Road. The Bikeway is part of the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway, a developing corridor that will allow trail users to travel from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd. (Rt. 46) Canfield, OH 44406 Stavich Bicycle Trail The only bicycle trail in the US that takes cyclists through two different states. This 12-mile trail originates in Struthers on the western end and continues east to New Castle, PA. It runs parallel to the scenic Mahoning River and the former Youngstown-New Castle streetcar line. Broad St. (Rt. 289) Struthers, OH 44471 330-536-6221 LOCAL RACES & PLACES local races & places millcreek distance classic Half Marathon and 5k Run March 5, 2017 ytownrunners.org/classic Not for the faint of heart, with 19 hills in 13.1 miles. The weather is as much a part of the mystique of this race as the course itself. The course takes runners past two lakes, Lanterman’s Mill, the falls, a cascade and Mill Creek. Spring Classic Sprint Triathlon 500yd Swim, 14mi Bike, 5k Run May 14, 2017 springclassicsprint.com The Davis Family YMCA and the Steel Valley Triathlon Club joined forces to create an exciting annual triathlon. The race starts with a 500 yard swim in indoor and outdoor pools, followed by a scenic and smooth 14-mile bike ride and concludes with a 5k run. firecracker 4 4mi Run and Kids 1mi Run July 4, 2017 canfield4thofjuly.com The annual race starts and finishes on the green in Canfield where the scene is set for fun family games to entertain before and after the 52nd Annual Independence Day Parade. panerathon 10k Run and 2mi Fun Run/Walk August 27, 2017 panerathon.org Panerathon, held at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, is one of the largest fundraising events in the Valley. The event has raised $1.3 million to date for the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in support of The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Green Cathedral Half Marathon, 5k and Kids Fun Run September 10, 2017 millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/thingsto do/green-cathedral/ The Green Cathedral winds through beautiful (and hilly) Mill Creek MetroParks. A great training race for fall marathons. The Dam run 5k Run/Walk October 14, 2017 hallidayswinery.com An entirely off-road race featuring a picturesque course that combines cinder, grass and golf cart trails with bridges that cross the Mahoning River. After the run, celebrate Oktoberfest at Halliday’s winery and enjoy a contest for the best Oktoberfest costume. Youngstown Peace Race 10k, 2mi Walk/Run and 400m Kids Run October 22, 2017 peacerace.org The Peace Race was founded in 1975 as a way to bring together athletes from around the world for a day of competition, friendship and understanding. The point-to-point 10k race takes runners through Mill Creek MetroParks during the peak of fall foliage. Rent some wheels With locations in Canfield and along the Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway at Kirk Road, Trailside Bicycle Company offers men’s and women’s comfort bikes, adult tricycles, child trailers and carriers, as well as fat-bike off-road rentals. Call to rent a bike 330-503-4690 or check trailsidebicyclecompany.com. ppaarrkkss & rreeccrreeaattiioonn lace LOCAL RACES & PLACES R LL UT youngstownlive.com | 13


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