May 18, 2013 - Mark your calendar now!
Of all the running events held annually, one of the most unique experiences in the country will take place in Metamora, Indiana. The Whitewater Canal 10k Towpath Dash and Fun Run will be a special thrill for runners and walkers at all ability levels. Participants that register before May 1 will receive a free T-shirt.
Metamora is a beautiful pre-Civil War village that is registered as a national historic town with the lovely Whitewater Canal cutting right through the center of town. Despite the beautiful green hills surrounding Metamora, the course for the race is flata flat landers dream! Runners and walkers will dash past beautiful historic buildings, a working 1845 grist mill, a replica of a freight-type canal boat that is powered by two Belgian draft horses, a world-famous 1848 aqueduct which is a listed Civil Engineering Historic Site, and an original working lock on the canal.
The gravel trail will continue to take participants past corn fields into a dark cool forest before turning aroundall adjacent to the Whitewater Canal, a state historic site that changed Indiana history in the 1840s. On the return run to the village, runners will see more historic structures and end the dash in the Towpath Park located behind the Metamora Grist Mill. The Towpath Park overlooks the grist mill falls.
Come, join us in the “Dash” and plan on staying the whole day! Visit the Metamora Grist Mill and see how grain was ground and purchase some corn meal fresh from grinding. Take a canal boat ride on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat to experience how early travelers came to Metamora. Take a walk or bicycle on the Whitewater Canal Trail. Metamora merchants have over 50 unique shopping opportunities—everything from the most delicious candies to antiques to artwork. There are also six bed and breakfasts and inns located in Metamora as well as several out side the town in Franklin County so you could make a day trip into a whole weekend in the country.
The race will take place on Saturday, May 18, with the start time of 8:00 a.m. Cost is $25.00 and it includes a free T-shirt if the person registers before May 1. Proceeds will go to educational programming at the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site and general trail maintenance for the Whitewater Canal Trail, Inc.
The field is limited to the first 500 entrants. Print the registration forms below or call 765-647-6512, Whitewater Canal State Historic Site.
PRINT REGISTRATION FORM