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General questions or issues can also be sent to us at the email above.

RACE DAY: SATURDAY, October 3rd, 2020

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

PACKET PICK UP:  Friday October 2nd time TBA at The Rotary Pavilion in Side Cut Metropark. There is no onsite registration, everything must be done online.




  • 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 special prize
  • Finishers in the 25K, 15K and 5K will receive a finisher’s medal
  • FINISHERS in the 25K and 15K 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 starts at 9:00 a.m., the 15k at 9:30 am   The 5K race starts at 10 a.m.    Kids at 8:30am

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

A.   Packet pick up will Friday October 2nd time TBA at The Rotary Pavilion in Side Cut Metropark.  There is no race day pick up 

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.   see above

Q.     Will there be post-race massages available?

A.      No.



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


The Great Black Swamp Festival of Races has great training & racing distances of

25K, 15K, 5K and a free 1K Kids race,




Memorial signs line the last mile, learn more


Support our New Charity Partner: Nightingales Harvest

Nightingales Harvest is a food and toiletry pantry established on May 27, 2011 with over 35 hundred families with a ratio of 3 family members per household. We feel Nightingales Harvest is unique because you always have a choice and you never just come and pick up your box. Nightingales Harvest has a partnership with Toledo organizational grows community garden. Nightingale Harvest also has its own cancer community garden on site where patients can pick fresh produce during prime seasons.

Setting up a fundraiser is easy clink here for directions


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