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Buckeye Trail 50K

Saturday, July 10th 2021, 7:00 a.m.
Oak Grove, Brecksville Reservation

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series

Note: This race has not yet been approved. If the race is cancelled due to inclement weather, trail conditions, or circumstances beyond our control, registrants will be offered a 1 year deferral/race credit toward any WRR event. Entry fees will not be refunded.

27th Annual Buckeye Trail 50k

The Buckeye Trail 50K was started in 1994 as Joe Jurczyk’s informal birthday run/race. Joe has been running the Buckeye Trail since his college days which predates the CVNP. The original course was an out and back starting at Oak Grove and going south to Pine Lane. It also included segments to Brecksville Road (not to mention that the first course was actually longer than 50k!) The out and back course enabled all participants to see every other participant at some point along the course.

While the park systems mature and routes are changed to incorporate many different needs, the allure of the Buckeye Trail 50k remains! In the first year, the event had thirteen finishers with Steve Godale and Mark Godale, both running their first ultramarathon, finishing together in first place in 5:12:18. As trail running has become more popular, so has the race. As one of the first ultras in Ohio and now in its 27th year, the Buckeye Trail 50k is recognized as the premier trail 50K in the state of Ohio.

Buckeye Trail 50kDetails
Early Registration through Jun 2$85
Regular Registration Jun 3 – Jul 3$95
Late Registration Jul 4-10$110
Distance50k
Course Map2021 Course Map
Aid StationsAid stations will stock water, Hammer HEED and Gels, and electrolytes. All participants are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle.
Drop Bag LocationLocation TBD
Mark your drop bag with your bib number and bring it to the start of the race. Bringing your own food is encouraged.
Start Time7:00 A.M.
Cutoff Time10 hours
SwagSomething awesome TBD, BT50K race sticker, and finisher medal
Early Packet PickupVertical Runner Hudson or Brecksville the week prior to race date (Saturday-Friday) during store hours; limited race day packet pickup
Packet PickupRace day, beginning at 6:30 A.M. at Oak Grove
Race LocationOak Grove Picnic Area, Brecksville Reservation, Valley Parkway, Brecksville OH 44141; approximately 1.5 miles east of Brecksville Rd / US 21 (the facility does not have a physical address); GPS coordinates for Oak Grove are 41.30853, -81.60176
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
FacebookJoin the BT50K Facebook Event
Refund PolicyView Refund Policy
Other PoliciesView Other Policies – Swag, dogs, strollers, age requirements, etc.

presented by:

NovaCare Rehabilitation

sponsored by:

Hammer Nutrition
Vertical Runner

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