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Saturday, July 07, 2012
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Celebration of the Towpath Trail?s completion in Summit County

Summit County is proud to be the first of the four counties in the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area to complete the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from border to border ? a total of 41 miles.

The July 7th festivities include the following:

  • Kids Fun Run- 8:30 a.m. (Registration ? 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Lock 3)
  • Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K ? 9:00 a.m. (Registration and Packet Pickup ? 7:00 a.m. ? 8:30 a.m., Lock 3) - co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, a Founding Organization of the Canalway
  • Towpath Trailhead Events ? 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. ? co-sponsored by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, Cascade Locks Park Association, Summit County Historical Society, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (A full list is shown below.)
  • Lock 3 Summit Towpath 2012 Celebration & Concert ? 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. ? sponsored by the City of Akron with the support of all partners.
  • Festivities include: Recognition of Summit Towpath 2012 partners and officials; a ceremonial toast, just as they did in the 1800s; kids activities and more.
  • Lock 3 Concert - sponsored by the City of Akron, featuring The Guthrie Family Reunion Celebrating Woody's 100th. The opening act is Hey Mavis.
Summit County is proud to be the first of the four counties in the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area to complete the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from border to border ? a total of 41 miles. The July 7th festivities include the following:
  • Kids Fun Run- 8:30 a.m. (Registration ? 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m., Lock 3)
  • Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K ? 9:00 a.m. (Registration and Packet Pickup ? 7:00 a.m. ? 8:30 a.m., Lock 3) - co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, a Founding Organization of the Canalway
  • Towpath Trailhead Events ? 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. ? co-sponsored by Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, Cascade Locks Park Association, Summit County Historical Society, Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. (A full list is shown below.)
  • Lock 3 Summit Towpath 2012 Celebration & Concert ? 6:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. ? sponsored by the City of Akron with the support of all partners.
  • Festivities include: Recognition of Summit Towpath 2012 partners and officials; a ceremonial toast, just as they did in the 1800s; kids activities and more.
  • Lock 3 Concert - sponsored by the City of Akron, featuring The Guthrie Family Reunion Celebrating Woody's 100th. The opening act is Hey Mavis.

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