McDanel’s Boat Launch – Start/Finish
Coordinates: 40°58’00.00”N 80°07’31.00”W
Rte 528 Aid Station – Race Mile 10.0
Coordinates: 40°58’17.68”N 80°01’53.32”W
Jennings Environmental Center – 50 Mile & 50K Race Mile 15.2
Coordinates: 41°00’35.07”N 80°00’16.08”W
Swamp Run – 50 Mile & 50K Race Mile 30.5 (outbound)
Coordinates: 40°57’08.00”N 79°59’31.60”W
Crews are permitted for runners in the 50K and 50 Mile individual events only.
Crews may meet their runners only at established aid stations (Rt. 528, Jennings, Swamp Run) and may only render assistance within 100 yards of those aid stations. Crews may be provided specific areas to stage and support their runner(s).
Crews are responsible for their own food and drinks. Race management, sponsors, and volunteers are not responsible for lost or injured crews. Crews must abide by posted speed limits. You will have more than enough time to get from one aid station to the next ahead of your runner!
Parking availability should not be an issue at the Jennings and Swamp Run aid stations. Due to the configuration of the course, the Rt. 528 aid station will see much more runner traffic than the others. Unfortunately, this location is also most limited in parking. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING OR OVERNIGHT CAMPING ALLOWED IN THE TRAILHEAD PARKING AREA OR ALONG THE Rt. 528 ROAD SHOULDERS WHERE THE AID STATION IS LOCATED. Parking will be available across Rt. 528 from the aid station, along the road to the Upper Rt. 528 Boat Launch. Please drive to the boat launch, turn around, and park along the right (east) side of the road heading back toward Rt. 528. Rt. 528 is heavily traveled. Use extreme caution when crossing and pulling back onto Rt. 528. Please obey volunteers who will be directing parking at all aid station locations.
Crew Driving Directions
START/FINISH TO RT. 528 AID STATION (40°58’17.68”N 80°01’53.32”W) —
Exit McDanel’s boat launch area and turn right toward North Shore Drive. Turn left on North Shore drive for a short distance and turn left (south) on West Park Road. Follow West Park Road south approximately 0.3 miles and turn left onto the entry ramp for Rt. 422 east. Follow Rt. 422 east approximately 5.3 miles to the exit for Rt. 528. At end of ramp turn left (north) on Rt. 528. Follow Rt. 528 north approximately 4.25 miles to the Rt. 528 Aid Station on left side of road. Parking is prohibited at the aid station. Parking is available along the road to the Upper Rt. 528 Boat Launch across Rt. 528 from the aid station. Please drive all the way down to the boat launch (approximately ½ mile), turn around and park on the right (east) side of the road heading back toward Rt. 528, then walk to the aid station.
**Use caution crossing Rt. 528.**
RT. 528 to JENNINGS CENTER AID STATION (41°00’35.07”N 80°00’16.08”W) —
From the Rt. 528 Aid Station, continue north on Rt. 528 approximately 3 miles to the Jennings Environmental Education Center. The Jennings Center Aid Station is at a large pavilion near the parking on the west (left) side of Rt. 528. Parking is available in lots on both sides of Rt. 528.
JENNINGS CENTER TO SWAMP RUN (40°57’08.00”N 79°59’31.60”W) —
From the Jennings Center, continue north-northeast a short distance on Rt. 528 to the intersection with Rt. 8. Turn right (south) on Rt. 8 and drive 5.4 miles to Swamp Run Road on the right. Turn right on Swamp Run Road and continue 1.8 miles to the Swamp Run Aid Station. About 1.5 miles after turning off of Rt. 8, Swamp Run Road will become gravel and Chestnut Ridge Road will turn sharply to the right. Continue straight on Swamp Run Road.
SWAMP RUN TO RT. 528 (40°58’17.68”N 80°01’53.32”W) —
From the Swamp Run Aid Station, crews can trace their route back to Rt. 8, north on Rt. 8 to Rt. 528, then south on Rt. 528 to the aid station. Alternatively, crews can drive east on Swamp Run Road to Rt. 8, turn south on Rt. 8 and drive 0.25 mile to a right turn on Unionville Road. Follow Unionville Road southwest for approximately 4.5 miles to Rt. 422. Turn right on Rt. 422 and drive 0.75 mile to the exit for Rt. 528. Take the exit and turn right (north) on Rt. 528 for 4.25 miles to the Rt. 528 Aid Station.
Both routes from Swamp Run back to the Rt. 528 Aid Station are similar distance.