Saturday, September 1, 2018 • Bowling Green, OH • Course Map
Set for its annual late summer running here in northern Ohio, which draws several hundred runners each year in all three races combined, Bowling Green’s Soaring Eagle Runs features three race distances — the Boy Scout Half Marathon, the Tenderfoot 5K and the “Tiger Cub” half-mile run for kids.
Each of the races is designed to get both local Boy Scouts and members of the community involved in this event, to promote both athleticism and an active and healthy lifestyle as well as the Scouting values and traditions, as Scouts of all ages will participate in the race by volunteering at the start and finish line as well as the water stations throughout the course.
The event’s Boy Scout Half Marathon follows an out-and-back loop course that starts and finishes under the grandstands at the Wood County Fairgrounds on West Poe Road.
From there, Your run will take you through eclectic downtown to the Slippery Elm Trail, out to Haskins Rd, before taking a right onto Newton Rd. and another right onto Fairview ave. Runners will make their way along Main St. in Downtown Bowling Green and through the Black Swamp Preserve.
After exiting the preserve runners will take a right onto Wintergarden Rd. and follow Pine alley Dr. out to Mitchell Rd. for a view of the BG Wind Farm.
After the wind farm, the course takes a right onto Conneaut Ave, which meets up once again with Fairview ave just one mile from the finish. Quick turns on Poe Rd. Jefferson Dr. and Brim Rd. will take runners back to the finish line at the fairgrounds.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central northern Ohio, about 24 miles south of Toledo and roughly 120 miles west of Cleveland, Bowling Green typically sees its second-warmest month of the year in August, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 38°F (in 1982) and as high as 105°F (in 1951).
On race day (Sept. 1), the average low is 57ºF and the average high is 80ºF.
- 2017 Boy Scout Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Boy Scout Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Boy Scout Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Boy Scout Half Marathon Results
- $40 – $60 for the half marathon
- $25 – $40 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Bowling Green’s Boy Scout Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp here.
Official Race Website
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