Steel City 12 Hour Run & Ruck

500 Tytus Avenue
Middletown, OH 45042


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Event Description

Date: August 5th-6th
Time: 6pm-6am
Location: Smith Park Middletown Ohio
Price: $50
Awards: half marathon (ruck only), marathon, 50k, 50 miles (ruck/run)
Shirts: $25 (must purchase before July 29th)
Age: 16+ (under 18 must have guardian present)

Race Description
The Steel City 12 Hour Run/Ruck is not only an event celebrating the uprising of Middletown with the creation of George Verity's American Rolling Mill Company, it's a celebration of life. Let's get together and celebrate the revival of downtown Middletown the only way we know how; by running/rucking/walking through the night in a race sponsored by Middletown businesses.

Come join us Saturday, August 5th at 6pm. The race will run until the following morning at 6am. This is a great training opportunity to run through the night for any upcoming races you may have. Or just come to run a marathon, half marathon, 10k, a couple miles, etc.

The Course
This is a 1.52 mile looped course that follows a paved path around Smith Park in Middletown, OH. The course is very flat and parallels Middletown Regional Airport. The goal is to run as many loops as possible in 12 hours. If you run all 12 hours, we will give you a marker on your last loop you can drop at 12 hours and we will measure the added on distance. This race will be chipped timed by Brunning Endurance Company ( There is one aid station at the start/finish line area that will be fully stocked with water, infinite, vegetable soup, bacon at midnight, coffee at 3am and donuts at 5am. You may bring a canopy and personal aid to the race to set up along the course.

Our Goal
Many of you may know that Steel City was started as a free race with the suggested donation of new clothing for our local homeless shelter or a monetary donation for Art Central Foundation. We are now charging 50 dollars per participant to help cover costs associated with the race. Our goal is to cover essential race costs and donate the proceeds to Art Central Foundation (ACF). Also, when you buy a race t-shirt, 100% of that money will go to ACF. Also, students at ACF will compete in a competition to create the design for the race t-shirts, you can check out some of the previous t-shit designs by scrolling through our race photos.

We believe in the mission of ACF, as they are a downtown Middletown nonprofit that provides local residents and students opportunities to grow in the visual arts. The money that we donate will help provide free visual art classes, workshops, field trips to local art museums, materials, and much more to local students pursuing visual arts. Check out ACF on their website:

Unique finisher awards, hand crafted by students of Art Central Foundation, will be handed out for any and all who complete a marathon, 50k or 50 miler running or rucking, during the 12 hour time span. We will give awards to the top place male and female runners and ruckers as well.

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