Crystal clear skies have hosted each of the first two Saturdays of The Firelands 200, an eight-week, eight-marathon tribute to the bicentennial of the settling of The Firelands.
Saturday, Ebinger begins the historic 26-mile run in Wakeman at 7:45 a.m. He will then follow a series of back roads through Clarksfield and Collins before making a brief stop at Summit Motorsports Park before the final push into Norwalk. He plans to finish at the Firelands Museum around 1 p.m.
"These marathons truly showcase the Firelands," Ebinger said after finishing week two in Plymouth. "We have run past the Confederate Cemetery on Johnson's Island, the oldest operating lighthouse in Ohio in Marblehead, the rich soil of the muck in Celeryville and the now famous Niver property in Willard where the 12,000-year-old sloth was recently discovered. And that's just the first two weeks."
Ebinger designed each marathon to showcase the history of each area. Historical clubs have hosted special "pit stops" for Ebinger as he runs through each community.