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Dave's Running



LOCATION: FALLEN TIMBERS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6119 Finzel Rd, Whitehouse, OH 43571

PACKET PICK UP:  Thursday, March 15th from 5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at Dave's Running in Perrysburg

RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION:  Fallen Timbers Middle School at 7:30 a.m.



  • 25K, 15K, 5K Age group awards: Male and Female in 5 year age groups (3 deep)
  • Overall, Masters and Grandmasters Winners in the 25K & 15K receive a gift certificate from DAVE’S RUNNING
  • Finishers in the 25K & 15K miler will receive a finisher’s medal
  • FINISHERS in the 25K get running hats as a bonus.

Qs & As:

Q:    Does this race go through a swamp?  

A:    No . . . no it does not.

Q:    Is this a trail race?

A:    No and yes. But really no.  The races are all run on paved surfaces throughout the entire distance.  Some of that distance, though, is covered on the Wabash Cannonball Trail.  And even though it's called a trail, it's a paved bike path. So you'll be running on something called a trail but it's not a trail. Got it?

Q.    Do all the races start at the same time?

A.    No.  The 25K and 15K race both start at 9:00 a.m.   The 5K race starts at 9:15 a.m.    No kids race this year.

Q.  When & where can I pick up my bib?

A.   Packet pick up will be the Thursday March 15th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Dave's Running in Perrysburg.  And of course you can pick it up on the morning of the race at Fallen Timbers Middle School.

Q:    Did this race used to be Randy's Festival of Races?  

A:    Yes, and for more on that, click on the Last Mile Memorial link towards the top of the page.

Q:    There are four different races. Do they start at different times?

A:    Yes, yes they do.   The 25K and 15K race both start at 9:00 a.m.   The 5K race starts at 9:15 a.m.    No kids race this year.  Did we say this already?  Yep, but why not twice?

Q.     Will there be post-race massages available?

A.      Yes!  Heartland Rehabilitation Services is providing a post-race Recovery Center.  There will be a Recovery Center at the finish with Physical Therapists providing Astym demonstration, Kinesio taping, Rolling, post-race stretching and massages provided by Healing Arts Massage Institute.  Heartland also will be providing runners access to a new all natural muscle cream product to aid in those tired muscles in their recovery.  Stop by and spend a few minutes in the Recovery Center.

5th Annual Great Black Swamp Festival of Races

March 2019

2018 Results

Award glasses and finisher medals can be picked up at Dave's in Perrysburg



The Great Black Swamp Race returns with training distances of 25K, 15K, 5K.


Come shake the winter off with this 1st major NW Ohio event of the Spring.


LOCATION: FALLEN TIMBERS MIDDLE SCHOOL, 6119 Finzel Rd, Whitehouse, OH 43571


Pre-registered runners get long sleeve UNISEX Tech shirt


NEW THIS YEAR ALL FINISHERS IN THE 15K or 25K get a Finishers Medal and Hat





Registration Now open

Come jaunt through the Great Black Swamp to shake off the Winter Blues!

25K & 15K Races take off through the Swamp @ 9:00 A.M.

5K Race begins @ 9:15 A.M.

Proceeds of the race will go to Bittersweet Farms and the Toledo Roadrunners Scholarship For more information click here.

Packet Pickup and other details available through the FAQ page.

2015 results 

2016 results

2017 results