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Great Lake Escape - Marblehead, OH
Promoter:
Fat Rabbit Racing
Location:
Marblehead, OH
Start Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2004
End Date:
Sunday, September 12, 2004
Website:
Click Here for the Official Website
Events:
40K Inline Skate
Race Type:
Marathon

In-Line Formation begins 6:45 a.m.
Inline Skate Begins 7:00 a.m.

The Scenic Peninsula Ride & Skate: Upon exiting the waters at East Harbor beach, you will proceed to the transition area where you will begin your 40K bike journey around the historical Marblehead Peninsula. The 40K loop course is entirely on well-paved public streets and state highways. You will be treated to a fast escape from the transition as the first 10 miles out of East Harbor State Park are flat to slightly downhill and features a short out-and-back section along a fishing causeway. This section provides the only opportunity on the bike course to catch a glimpse of the competition. The course then weaves throughout the countryside, where athletes will ride through beautiful open fields, fruit farms and quarry lakes. The facade of fun begins in the back half of the bike course when you head into Marblehead and Lakeside where you will climb a slight uphill grade for 8-10 miles while enjoying views of Lake Erie and other attractions such as Cedar Point Amusement Park, golf courses and the downtown area of Marblehead. In addition, athletes will be able to see some sites of historical interest such as Johnsons Island (which was home to Confederate prisoners in the Civil War) and the Marblehead Lighthouse (the oldest working lighthouse in the Great Lakes). Finally, the course descends upon heading back into East Harbor State Park to the transition, where athletes will prepare to take on a daring 10K run.


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