Fools 50K & 25K



Saturday, April 20th, Camp Manatoc
Come fool around on the trails with us! The Fools 50K & 25K Trail Run is a favorite among the locals. The location has changed, the fantastic challenging race atmosphere remains the same! The 8-mile loop is 100% trails (with a road crossing or two) and is very runnable. It has some highly technical single-track trails and some challenging hills. There is a portion that twists and turns until you can’t see another runner, and another portion that is wide-open trail. Any fool can see that this race has something for everyone — a heated shelter, shower houses, abundant parking, beer, easy spectating, hot food, post-race social, and private trails. We think you are going to love the trails of Camp Manatoc in the springtime!

Aid stations will be fully stocked with fluids (water, Tailwind, and soda) and an assortment of food (chips, cookies, PB&J sandwiches, gels, etc.)

A self serve drop bag area will be available at the Start/Finish line (Miles 7.75, 15.5, 23.25, and 31). Please mark your drop bag clearly with your bib number. We are unable to return drop bags that are left at Manatoc after the race.

Buckeye Trail AssociationToast your amazing finish and support the Crooked River Chapter of The Buckeye Trail Association! Hang out after the race and cheer on fellow runners in the beer garden where your purchase of HiHo brews will support the BTA!

Please note: Dogs and outside alcohol are not permitted at Camp Manatoc.

Fools 50k & 25k50k25k
Registration through Feb 28$85$65
Registration Mar 1 – Apr 20$95$75
Distance31.1 miles15.5 miles
(Hikers welcome!)
Course Map4 loops2 loops
Cut Off Time5:00 P.M. (9 hours)5:00 P.M. (8.25 hours)
Aid StationsStart/Finish and Intercamp Road,
Miles 1, 4, 7.75, 8.75, 11.75, 15.5, 16.5, 19.5, 23.25, 24.25, 27.25, and 31
Start/Finish and Intercamp Road,
Miles 1, 4, 7.75, 8.75, 11.75, and 15.5
SwagGender-specific 1/2 zip microfleece pullover with embroidered Fools logo*
2019 Fools Swag
Start Time8:00 A.M.8:45 A.M.
Early Packet PickupFriday, 3-7:00 P.M. at Vertical Runner Hudson, 112 N Main St
Packet PickupRace day, beginning at 6:30 A.M. at Camp Manatoc
LocationCamp Manatoc, 1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
AwardsTop 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (36 awards total);
Top male and female receive free entry to the following year’s race
Top 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (36 awards total)
Refund PolicyRefund Policy
Other PoliciesOther Policies – Dogs, Strollers, Disqualifications, Headphones, Age Requirements, etc.

*Participants who sign up during early/regular registration are guaranteed the advertised swag in their chosen size. Participants who sign up within two weeks of race day may be offered an alternative swag item.

Archived Results
2016 50k Results, 2016 25k Results
2015 50k Results
, 2015 25k Results
2014 50k Results, 2014 25k Results
2013 50k Results, 2013 25k Results


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