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Eighth annual NorthCoast 24 Hour Endurance Run begins on September 17 in Cleveland

9/12/2016
 

On September 17 at 9:00am, nearly 200 runners from over 30 states and 3 countries, including Mexico and Canada, will converge on Cleveland’s Edgewater Park and battle for the right to be called a National Champion! In its 8th year, NorthCoast 24 Hour Endurance run has become known as a runner friendly course as many of the top performances listed on the US National Team Standings have been accomplished here. The course is a .90075 mile closed loop on 10’ wide asphalt and very little elevation change.


The anticipated weather looks to be favorable for great performances. With highs expected to be in the mid 70’s and much cooler temps expected overnight, participants will be able to take advantage of the cool winds coming off adjacent Lake Erie to keep their own temps down. While rain, wind, and other inclement weather coming off of the lake can certainly be present, the overall outlook for the weekend weather is positive.


The participant field is loaded. Upon breaking down the field of runners on both the Men’s and Women’s side, it is certain that it will be a highly contested race at the front of the pack. On the Women’s side, returning champ Jenny Hoffman, Melanie Rabb, Laurie Paretti Dymond, Megan Alvarado, Eileen Torres and Tara Langdon (who have ALL already met the minimum 125 mile minimum qualification for the US National Team). They are joined by standouts Julia Fiorentino, Stacey Costa and Chavet Breslin.


The men will include returning champ Harvey Lewis, Olivier Leblond and Olaf Wasternack, (who placed 1-2-3 at last year's race and have all met the 140 mile minimum qualification for the US National Team). They are joined by standouts Rich Riopel, Josh Irvan, Joshua Finger, Serge Arbona, John Geesler, Andrew Snope, Amos Desjardins and Matthew Garrod.


This is just a SMALL list of the runners competing. The field is full of vets, first-timers and inspiring personalities.


Check out the complete participant listing here: http://verticalrunnerrm.com/2016-north-coast-24-participants.html
 



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