DCTR is the first and only TRAIL ultra marathon in the City of Cleveland. 

This is a very special and unique running urban trail experience in a hidden and mysterious area known to very few NE Ohio residents. There are no known published maps of this trail system.  It starts around the Lower Shaker Lake and once it crosses west past Coventry Road descends into the gorge of Doan Creek (Brook). The course undulates in a narrow corridor between several busy suburban streets but once within the gorge you will be overwhelmed with a sense of being transported to a remote location. Urban ruins mixed with the natural raw beauty of the Doan Creek set this apart from other local trail events. The geological history of the gorge traces back thousands of years. This is where the earliest Cleveland settlers dwelt in the early 1800s. 

Expect to finish an hour beyond your average 50K time.

Doan Creek Course Features:

Mostly single track and gnarly punishing trail
Several road crossings
(No asphalt otherwise)
​Rolling hills 
800+ ft of gain per loop and 3200+ ft over 50K 
Immense rock walls
Narrow ledges and steep drop offs 
Cascading waterfalls
Car wreckage
Flood retention concrete dam, culverts, tunnels
​Post apocalyptic ruins 
Urban art work 

​Scary clowns with balloons

​Abundant wild life 

Starts and ends at beautiful Lower Shaker Lake

Fully supported Aid Station (Edwins and participants will bring food)
Handsome Buckles for all finishers 
(of what you signed up for!!)
Cool swag
 (for purchase with proceeds to Edwins: See BUY DCTR GEAR)


50K/25K 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall (Male and Female)

Age group awards (<40, Master, Grand Master, Senior Grand Master)

Bad Ass Award

Stupid Ass Award

The 2017 event will takes place in the peak of the autumn season.  

Limited spots exist. Choose your distance carefully based on these semi-accurate descriptors:
(Crushing. Menacing. Ugly. Hardcore)
(Formidable. Arduous. Painful. Respectable)
Fun Loop
(Sensible. Intelligent. Injured. Old)

Start Location: Brook Road Shaker Hts Ohio
(Google map link upper right)
4 Loops (50K)  
2 Loops (25K)
1 Loop is the FUN RUN (7.75 miles)

Date: October 14th 2017

Registration: UltraSignUp Open April 1st

(Waitlist only. Event is FULL).





Update Aug 2017