Canalway Classic: Spring Peeper Race

The Canalway Classic 5k began in 1999 on the Towpath Trail and took place annually through 2014. Back by popular demand, Friends of Stark Parks is teaming up with Run to You Racing and relaunching the Canalway Classic event with a fun Spring Peeper Edition! On Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Canalway Classic race will take place on the Towpath Trail beginning at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton, located at 125 Tuscarawas St NW. Participants can choose to run or walk the 2 mile, 5 mile, or combo 7 mile course options. The 2 mile race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5 mile race begins at 9:15 a.m.

Proceeds from the event registration fees will benefit the Friends of Stark Parks, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the development and use of Stark County Park District parks, trails, facilities, education programs, and events. The cost of event registration includes a custom event shirt, a finisher medal, race bib, and post-race refreshments. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers, and the top age group winners. Visit for resources, training tips, and up-to-date race information.

Pricing for non-Friends of Stark Parks members:
5 mile race (adult) – $35
5 mile race (student) – $20
2 mile race (adult) – $20
2 mile race (student) – $15
Combo (both 5 mile and 2 mile races) adult – $50
Combo (both 5 mile and 2 mile races) student– $30

Pricing for Friends of Stark Parks members:
5 mile race – $30
2 mile race – $15
Combo (both 5 mile and 2 mile races) – $40