Imagine a fresh blanket of snow on a quiet local walking trail. It’s 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and all is quiet except for the crunch of the snow beneath your feet. You look up and see a cardinal on a tree. Pretty peaceful, isn’t it?
Later this month, thousands of runners will descend on Canton streets. The seventh annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon is set for April 24 through 26. While the highlight of the weekend is the 13.1-mile half marathon and 26.2-mile marathon, the event offers something for everyone, from ultra athletes to kids to couch potatoes.
I may be in the minority, but when winter hits, I get excited to get outside. Whether it’s shoveling snow as soon as it’s fallen, walking on the Hoover Trail followed by a hot chocolate or running on the Towpath Trail, being outside is where I like to be.
One of my favorite summer activities is to go for a run in North Park in Jackson Township. I love how sunny and open the trail is, and the park always is full of people and activities. It sounds like a small, simple thing, but I look forward to it all winter when it’s cold and I’m stuck in the gym on a treadmill.
Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to dust off the old running shoes—or buy new, no judgment here—and hit the trails. If you’re new to the sport of running or if it has been awhile, you’ll want to ease into it. You don’t want to strain or pull anything, which can easily happen if you push yourself too hard.
Whether you’re walking, running, bicycling or horseback riding—or just getting outdoors to enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful settings—you’ll discover something special on trails in parks throughout Stark County. Here are some serene and challenging settings that stand out.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon is growing in several directions, in its second year. From a storefront office on Market Avenue N in downtown Canton, Marathon Executive Director Jim Chaney is on a two-pronged attack.