13th Annual Burning River Endurance Runs & Relay



The 13th Annual Burning River Endurance Runs & Relay is an exciting point to point 100 and 50 mile solo run and 100 mile relay held in Northeast Ohio. The race travels through several of the region’s most scenic areas, including the Cleveland Metroparks, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the Summit Metro Parks.

Starting at Squire’s Castle in Willoughby Hills, the 100 mile run and relay follow the scenic Cuyahoga River Valley Corridor before finishing in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls. The Front 50 mile distance option begins at Squire’s Castle and finishes at Brandywine Ski Resort located in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. The Back 50 mile race begins at Brandywine Ski Resort and finishes in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

The 2019 Burning River 100 is a Western States qualifier, the 3rd leg of the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultarunning, and a UTMB qualifying race!
Based on the ITRA’s new point system being implemented for 2019, we are anticipating our event will receive 5 points.  We are submitting the course and will advise on the ITRA’s decision as soon as we are notified. You can find more details at the following link: https://itra.run/page/292/Trail_evaluation.html

100 Mile Front 50 Mile Back 50 Mile 4 Person Relay* 8 Person Relay*
Registration through 12/31  $225  $125  $125 $112.50  $81.25
Registration Jan-April  $250  $145  $145  $112.50  $81.25
Registration May-June  $275  $175  $175  $137.50  $93.75
Registration July  $315  $195  $195  $137.50  $93.75
Cut Off Time 30 hr 15 hr 16 hr 28 hr 28 hr
Start Time 4 A.M. 5 A.M. 6 P.M. 6 A.M. 6 A.M.

* Please note – This pricing is per person. Team members register and pay individually.

-Waive your registration fees by raising money for our local parks!
-Sign up to raise funds for the Conservancy for the Cleveland Metroparks Trails Fund, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Summit Metro Parks Foundation and help ensure quality Ohio trails for years to come.
-You don’t have to pick your favorite – all funds raised will be split equally between the 3 park systems. Choose to become a fundraiser during registration.

-100M – $500
-50M – $275
-Relay Team Members – $200 per member
-Fundraising minimums must be met prior to starting the race.


Looking for lodging? BR will once again partner with the Sheraton in Cuyahoga Falls.
2019 lodging details are coming soon!


  • 100M – Something awesome in the works, 2019 Burning River poster, and BR sticker
  • 50M – Something awesome in the works, and BR sticker
  • Relay – Something awesome in the works, and BR sticker


  • 100, 50M and 50M Back Half – 1st-5th Overall Male and Female, then top 1 in the following 10 year age groups: 0-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Relay – Relay Awards for Top 3 Men’s Teams, Women’s Teams, and Co-Ed* Teams for 4 and 8 person teams. Teams will receive one large team plaque and each individual member will receive an add-on award. *Female participants must run at least 25% of the segments to be considered for Co-ed awards.


  • Friday, July 26th, 2:00-8:00 p.m.
    Sheraton Suites
    1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221


  • Solo – entrants may receive 50% refund of entry fee but must notify race management no later than May 31, 2019. No transfers between participants.
  • Relay – No refunds of entry fees. There will be a $25 fee to process team member transfers.  Maximum 2 transfers per team.



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