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Bobcat Trail Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday, November 9th, 8:00 a.m.
Burr Oak State Park Lodge

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 distance will be on the same trails as the Marathon – check out the point-to-point course map below! Hikers are welcome in the Bobcat Half Marathon! You love hiking – why not try a supported 13-mile hike? With a generous 7.5 hour cut off time, hikers can enjoy the course at their own pace.

Aid stations will stock Tailwind, water, soda, gels, chips, pretzels, cookies, PB&J, pickles, bananas, and other misc. items. All participants are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle.

LODGING Have your family tag along for an awesome Ohio stay-cation! Burr Oak Lodge offers great rooms at reasonable prices. With a restaurant, indoor pool, and plenty of outdoor activities, there is something for your whole crew! We’ve reserved the entire property, but rooms at the lodge are still extremely limited. Call the lodge (740-767-2112) and ask for the Bobcat Marathon room block.

HALF MARATHON TRANSPORTATION Please park at the Shelter House at Dock Area 4 start line, address above. Shuttle buses will take finishers back to Dock Area 4 from the finish line starting at 10:30 a.m. The shuttle buses will run every half hour as needed until 2:00 p.m. Half Marathon participants staying at the lodge may take the free shuttle to the start line beginning at 7:00 a.m. Last shuttle leaves at 8:00 a.m.

Bobcat Trail RaceMarathonHalf Marathon
Registration through September 30$85$65
Registration Oct 1 – Nov 2$95$75
Registration Nov 3-9$110$85
Distance26.2 miles13.1 miles
(Hikers welcome!)
Course MapMarathon trail mapHalf Marathon trail map
Cut Off Time4:00 P.M. (8 hours)4:00 P.M. (7.5 hours)
Aid StationsMiles 3.8, 7 (water only), 9.8, 13, 18.3, and 21Miles 5.3 and 8
SwagFinisher’s medal, car sticker, and gender specific, Featherweight French Terry Hoodie*
Start Time8:00 A.M.8:30 A.M.
Start LocationBurr Oak Lodge
10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd
Glouster, Ohio 45732
Shelter House at Dock Area 4
5250 Beach Rd
Glouster, OH 45732
Early Packet PickupFriday, 6-8:00 P.M., Burr Oak Lodge
Packet PickupRace day, 7-8:00 A.M.
Burr Oak Lodge
Race day, 7:30-8:30 A.M.
Shelter House at Dock Area 4
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 PolicyView Refund Policy
Other PoliciesView Other Policies – Dogs, Strollers, Disqualifications, 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.

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