Sweet & Savory 60 Mile Relay
June 15, 2019
The Sweet & Savory 60 Mile Relay is 60-ish mile relay that traces the outer “necklace” of the Cleveland Metropolitan Parks and benefits the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided 55 million meals in 2017 to hungry people in
Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. For More information go to
The course starts on Cleveland's west side in the Rocky River Reservation and traverses some of the most beautiful areas of the parks, finishing on the east side at The Grove amphitheater in Mayfield Village at the edge of North Chagrin Reservation. The start is STAGGERED and based on projected finishing times. This allows all teams to finish a reasonable time in the late afternoon so that we can all enjoy the finish line party which includes Live Music and a Beer Garden!
We hope the guide provides you, members of your team, friends, and volunteers insights into what is a new experience in local racing in Northeast Ohio – a dedicated team relay.
All team members are required to thoroughly review this guide and understand the responsibilities associated with being in a long distance team relay. The most important issue to be aware of is SAFETY! This is an OPEN COURSE RACE, which means all runners must follow ALL TRAFFIC RULES and trail etiquette .... you will be sharing the course with motor vehicles, other people enjoying the Metroparks, and perhaps even horses!
Also, the race is primarily SELF-SUPPORTED, meaning that your team supplies its own water, sports drinks, food, and minor first aid items. Though some of the exchange zones will have access to water and some first aid items, the primary responsibility lies with the team!
But there is one key to this relay.....encourage your teammates and HAVE FUN!
10/21-11/25: $55 per person
11/26 - 1/31: $75 per person
2/1 - 4/30: $85 per person
5/1 - 6/13: $105 per person
Hops 4 Hunger: Additional $10 per person
***Must be 21 or over to gain entrance to the beer area