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Buckeye Trail 50K

Buckeye Trail 50k

Sat, July 9, 2022
Brecksville Reservation

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series
28th 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 28th year, the Buckeye Trail 50k is recognized as the oldest trail 50K in the state of Ohio.

Donations benefit the Crooked River Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association.

2022 Buckeye Trail 50k Swag Options

Buckeye Trail 50k Details
Early Registration through June 8 $85
Regular Registration June 9-28 $90
Late Registration June 29 – July 9 $95
Distance 50k
Course Map 2022 Course Map
Elevation Gain = 3300′
Aid Stations
  • Aid stations (miles 5.5, 11, 15.5, 19.5, and 25) will be fully stocked with water, Coke, HEED sports drink, Hammer gels, and electrolytes; a variety of sweet and salty snacks (pickles, chips, cookies); and fresh fruit.
  • The finish line aid station will offer an additional food item (such as soup, grilled cheese, hot dogs/veggie dogs, etc.)
  • Additional water-only stops will be located on course (miles 1.25, 8.5,  23.5, and 29.75). All participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle.
Start Time 7:00 A.M.
Cutoff Time 10 hours
Swag Choose from two swag package options:

  • Ohio Endurance Series full zip jacket, race sticker, and finisher medal
  • BT50K tech tee, race sticker, and finisher medal
Packet Pickup Race day beginning at 6:00 A.M. at Oak Grove
Race Location Oak 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
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

Policies View our policies on refunds, deferrals, swag, and more

presented by:

NovaCare Rehabilitation

sponsored by:

Vertical Runner

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