Monday, June 29, 2009

4th Annual Ryan Serber 8k Classic

Register online using the links under the 'Run' section on the right panel.

Date & Time:

Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 9:00 AM


University of Toledo Glass Bowl
2801 West Bancroft Street


Through September 12th: $20.00 (Includes T-shirt)
After September 12th: $25 w/ t-shirt if available

Online Registration Closing Date:

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Brief Description:

The Ryan Serber 8K Classic is a fast out and back course including a 3.1 mile loop of scenic Ottawa Park. The race/walk starts and finishes at the University of Toledo Glass Bowl. The event is in memory of Ryan Serber, a local TV news reporter, who was an avid runner overtaken by brain cancer in 2006. A portion of the proceeds from the RS8K Classic will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Visit the Toledo Community Foundation to make your donation today.

Registrations Available 9/19 & 9/20

Register on September 19th between 2pm-5pm at Dave’s Performance Footgear, 5700 Monroe Street, Sylvania, Ohio (Starlite Plaza).

Race Day registration also available.


Kevin said...

I ran this race last year and I also live right near Ottawa Park and I run the Ottawa Park loop every week. In my opinion, the RS 8k race is great as is, with one important change, run the Ottawa Park Loop in the other direction! The way it is now (off bancroft, going east first) the runners do several long gradual climbs (annoying and slows pace) and then most of the downhill comes in one really steep section right past mile 4. A steep downhill kills the legs too so not much of a benefit.

If the course was run in the opposite, clockwise, direction, then right at about mile 1, the runners would go up this steep hill and just get it over with. That leaves the last 4 miles as a net downhill with nice long gradual downhills.

This clockwise direction is much more enjoyable and faster!!!!!


Kevin Egan

Jessica said...

Ryan was my favorite news anchor at Fox Toledo! I was so sorry to hear of his passing and I hope you are doing okay these days. If I didn't have so many things going on on race day, I would be there to show my support.

Monique3959 said...

My Sis and I ran the Ryan Serber 8k Classic this morning. What an awesome race! Perfect weather and beautiful course. What a wonderful way to remember such a good person. Carrie... it was a pleasure to meet you. PS I do agree with a earlier posting from Kevin that it would be easier to run Ottawa Park in the opposite direction!