From 2009 to 2019, the Northcoast 24 (NC24) was a great event for runners of all abilities. Several National and World records were set at Edgewater Park and the race had many followers. Sadly, it is no longer possible to hold the event at this venue. Enter the "new and improved" Northeast Ohio 24 (NEO24) along with most of the NC24's original organization team!
We are attempting to put on a 24 hour race of the same caliber as the NC24. While too late to hold a USATF Championship, we will attempt to secure that in 2025. NEO24 is for runners, by runners with the objective of providing an accurately timed race to be enjoyed by runners of ALL abilities. Come see how far your fabulous body will carry you!
The NEO24 course is an approximately 1.0-mile, mostly flat, paved loop that encircles beautiful Brunswick Lake Park (Park location). The course will be measured and certified by USATF. It is all asphalt with the exception of 2 wooden bridges. The park is situated 13.7 miles south of Cleveland Hopkins Airport and roughly 7 miles south of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80).
Larry Orwin is a 64 year old resident of Chagrin Falls. Married with two adult children and recently retired. He has been running since 1975 and running Ultras since 2010, including such iconic races as the Keys100 and Badwater135. He has also run 22, 24 hour races, and dozens of ultras. He knows what you should expect from an event
Dan is a 70 year old resident of Brunswick. Married with two adult children. Dan has been running and racing since the stone age and has over 110,000 miles on his chassis. He was the RD for the NC24 from 2009-2015.
Rich Schlenk is a 51 year old resident of Shaker Heights. Married with three adult children. Rich got involved in Utramarathons in 2010 and is credited with finding the most uncomfortable rock to sit on at the old Buring River 100 course on his way to a spectacular finish!
Bill is a 70 year old resident of Sagamore hills. Married with two adult children.
He has been involved in Utrarunning since 1990, put on many events over the years, and is an NE Ohio icon known as Wild Bill. He has completed five 100 mile races including Wasatch and Western States- back when you could actually get in
Pete Kostelnick will be running and be the guest speaker at the pre-race dinner. In addition to being a super nice guy, Pete has many accolades in his Ultra running portfolio including: The WR for the US transcon, two Badwater 135 wins, and too many podium finishes to count. Brunswick Lake Park was Pete's training ground when he lived in Brunswick!
We hope you can make it