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Bigfoot 50K, 20 & 10 Miler

Sat, December 10, 2022
Sun, December 11, 2022
Salt Fork State Park
50k, 20 & 10 Mile Trail Race

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series – Hikers welcome in the 10 miler!


One of the largest trail races in the tri-state area! Join over 800 people, make new friends, and see why everyone loves this adventure. If you spot Bigfoot, don’t forget to give him a hug!


The well marked route is a 10.4 mile loop course with rolling hills on hiking and bridle trails, entirely within Salt Fork State Park. The course is marked with pink blazes, permanent wooden signs, and is known for eating trail shoes! 50k participants will run a total of three loops for over 4,000′ of elevation gain. 20 milers will run two loops, and 10 milers will complete one. Saturday includes 50k, 20 mile, and 10 mile distances; Sunday features a 10 mile event. Awards will be given for all events. Cutoff times: 50k & 20 mile – 8.5 hours; Saturday 10 mile – 8.25 hours; Sunday 10 mile – 5 hours.

For an extra challenge, participate on Saturday AND Sunday and get 50% off the Sunday 10 mile event.

  • Course Map: 10 Mile Loop
  • Elevation Profile:
    • Ascent Rate = 95 ft/mi
    • Total Ascent/Descent (per 10 mile loop) = 971 ft / 984 ft

2022 Bigfoot 10 Mile Elevation Profile


Stay right at the start/finish line – reserve your room at Salt Fork Lodge! To get the special race discount, you must call the reservation line at 740-435-9000 to book under the Western Reserve Racing Bigfoot race block. You will not receive the discount if you book online. A deposit is due at the time the reservation is made, and the deposit is fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival.


Donations benefit Guernsey County Sheriff’s Mounted Search and Rescue.


Choose an Ohio Endurance Series full zip jacket, Bigfoot long sleeve tech tee, or Bigfoot trucker hat. All participants receive a race sticker and finisher medal.
2022 Bigfoot swag options


Awards for each event:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 1 Master Male and Female
  • Top 1 Grand Master Male and Female
  • Top 1 Male and Female in each of the following age groups:
    24 & Under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over

50k: Top Male and Female receive free entry to the following year’s race


  • Early Registration (through November 9)
    • 50k – $85
    • 20 mile – $70
    • 10 mile – $45
  • Regular Registration (November 10-29)
    • 50k – $90
    • 20 mile – $75
    • 10 mile – $50
  • Late Registration (November 30 – December 11)
    • 50k – $95
    • 20 mile – $80
    • 10 mile – $55


  • Race Location: Salt Fork State Park Lodge, 14755 Cadiz Rd, Lore City, OH 43755
  • Start Time:
    • Saturday 50k & 20 mile – 8:30 A.M. (8.5 hour cutoff)
    • Saturday 10 mile – 8:45 A.M. (8.25 hour cutoff)
    • Sunday 10 mile – 9:00 A.M. (5 hour cutoff)
  • Packet Pickup
    • Location: Salt Fork Lodge 4th floor (the Summit Room)
    • Friday: 6:00-8:00 P.M.
    • Saturday: 6:30-8:45 A.M. and 7:00-8:00 P.M.
    • Sunday: 7:00-9:00 A.M.
  • Aid Stations (located at start/finish and mile 6 of each 10 mile loop) will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pop, and electrolytes, as well as a variety of sweet and salty snacks. An additional food item will be served at the finish line. All participants are encouraged to carry water.
  • Drop Bags: Participants may have a drop bag that is accessible at the completion of each 10 mile loop. Mark your drop bag with your name and bib number and bring it to the start of the race.


BIGFOOT: I grew up running in this park and know these trails like the back of my big hands.  Salt Fork State Park and I are like peas and carrots. My advice for newer trail runners is to relax your shoulders and remember to swing your arms. I am looking forward to seeing yinz at the race. I kinda blend in a bit but I will be there watching. You know, it gets a little lonely down these parts. So, if you are a hugger, don’t be shy, I am one too!
Meet our Bigfoot Featured Athlete


For all the race details, visit the Bigfoot registration site.



2016 50k Results, 2016 10M Results
2015 50k Results
, 2015 10M Results
2014 50k Results
, 2014 10M Results
2013 50k Results
, 2013 10M Results

presented by:

NovaCare Rehabilitation

sponsored by:

Vertical Runner

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