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Bobcat Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Sat, November 12, 2022
Burr Oak State Park

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series

Hikers Welcome in the Half Marathon!

THE BOBCAT TRAIL MARATHON is a single loop course with rolling hills and several creek crossings, entirely within Burr Oak State Park. You will explore hiking and bridle trails as well as portions of the Buckeye Trail. The course is approximately 90% trail and 10% asphalt, and it will be well-marked. This marathon will challenge you.

HALF MARATHON will be a point to point on the same trails as the Marathon. Hikers welcome!

LODGING Burr Oak Lodge offers great rooms at reasonable prices and features a restaurant, indoor pool, and plenty of outdoor activities. We’ve reserved the entire property, but rooms at the lodge typically sell out. To get the special race discount, you must call the reservation line at 740-767-2112 and ask for the Bobcat Marathon room block (you will not receive this discount if you book online); two night minimum stay required. Click here for other Bobcat Marathon lodging options.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION The start of the half marathon is at the Dock 4 Marina located at 5250 Beach Rd in Glouster, about a 25 minute drive from the lodge.  Half marathon runners should park (or be dropped off) at the Marina (plenty of parking). You can take the lodge shuttle back to the Marina after you finish but note that there can be up to a 1-2 hour wait.  You may want to pack a drop bag (with a change of clothes) for the finish line. Runners staying overnight at the lodge may take the lodge shuttle in the morning to the start of the race.  The shuttle will leave at 7:45 AM from the front of the lodge. Marathon runners will start and finish at the Lodge and will not require transportation.

BOBCAT FUN FACTS

  • Our most remote race – the single loop course with rolling hills and creek crossings is 90% single track trail.
  • Burr Oak State Park is located near the former coal mining town of Santoy, notorious for colorful tales of saloons, bootleggers, gunfights, and bandits on horseback.
  • The boomtown became a ghost town when angry miners set fire to one mine, and another went bust shortly after. Now all that remains is a church, an abandoned jailhouse, and old mine shafts among a dense tangle of weeds and woods.
  • Burr Oak Lake was created in 1952 by the construction of Tom Jenkins Dam, a flood control project built by the Corps of Engineers. The state park followed two years later.
  • Today Burr Oak State Park’s thickly wooded area is home to a variety of animals, waterfowl, and woodland wildflowers. Stately oaks, hickories, and other hardwoods provide a spectacular display of fall colors.
  • Hiking and bridle trails and portions of the Buckeye Trail attract runners, hikers, and equestrians. The rustic lodge and cozy campground bring modern convenience to overnight visitors in the wilderness of a state park with a wild history.

2022 Bobcat Swag Options

Donations support Burr Oak Alive!

Burr Oak Alive!

 

Bobcat Trail Race Marathon Half Marathon
Early Registration
through October 12
$80 $65
Regular Registration
October 13 – November 1
$85 $70
Late Registration
November 2-12
$90 $75
Distance 26.2 miles 13.1 miles
Hikers welcome!
Course Map 2022 Course Map

Elevation Gain = 3,936 ft

2022 Course Map

Elevation Gain = 2,356 ft

Aid Stations Miles 3.8, 7, 9.8, 13, 18.3, and 21

Aid stations will stock sports drink, gels, water, pop, and miscellaneous sweet and salty snacks. An additional food item will be served at the finish line. All participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle.

Miles 5.3 and 8

Aid stations will stock sports drink, gels, water, pop, and miscellaneous sweet and salty snacks. An additional food item will be served at the finish line. All participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle.

Start Time 8:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M.
Cutoff Time 8 Hours 7-1/2 Hours
Swag Choose from two swag package options:

  • Ohio Endurance Series full zip jacket, race sticker, and finisher medal
  • Bobcat long sleeve tech tee, race sticker, and finisher medal
Packet Pickup Friday 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Burr Oak Lodge

Race day 7:00-8:00 A.M. at Burr Oak Lodge

Friday 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Burr Oak Lodge

Race day 7:30-8:30 A.M. at Shelter House at Dock Area 4

Race Location Burr Oak Lodge
10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd
Glouster, Ohio 45732
Shelter House at Dock Area 4
5250 Beach Rd
Glouster, OH 45732
Awards Top 3 Overall Male and Female; Top 1 Master Male and Female; Top 1 Grand Master Male and Female; and Top 1 Male and Female in each of the following age groups: 24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+ (32 awards total)

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

Top 3 Overall Male and Female; Top 1 Master Male and Female; Top 1 Grand Master Male and Female; and Top 1 Male and Female in each of the following age groups: 24 and under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+ (32 awards total)
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