Marathon #3 at Cuyahoga Valley National Park still stands as the most participation I got at any park. While only my friend Ron Ostry stayed with me the entire way I had five others join for around 10 miles in the middle of the marathon. The people who live around Cuyahoga Valley use the park regularly. There are multiple running groups, meetups and other events which highlight this wonderful place. Combine the natural beauty with local engagement and you have a special place.
I ran the marathon in the morning and then joined the Tuesday night group for another five miles. I included some of that footage to really highlight how big and engaged the local running community is. If you are in town make sure to reach out to Jim Christ at the Crooked River Trail Runners or the Cuyahoga Valley Trail Runners.