Saturday, July 10th 2021, 7:00 a.m.
Oak Grove, Brecksville Reservation
Part of the Ohio Endurance Series
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 50k||Details|
|Early Registration through May 30||$85|
|Regular Registration May 31 – Jun 29||$95|
|Late Registration Jun 30 – Jul 10||$110|
|Course Map||2021 Course Map|
Elevation Gain = 3,600 feet
Aid Stations are located at Snowville Rd., Oak Grove, and Valley Parkway (top of climb towards 21 on BT) – Mile 5.5, 11, 15.5, 20, and 25.5
Aid stations will stock water, Hammer HEED and Gels, electrolytes, potato chips, trail mix, cookies, Coke, and ginger ale. Participants are strongly encouraged to also carry a water bottle.
|Drop Bag Location||Oak Grove (Start/Finish) – Mile 11, and Mile 20. No drop bags at Snowville. Mark your drop bag with your bib number and bring it to the start of the race.|
|Start Time||7:00 A.M.|
|Cutoff Time||10 hours|
|Swag||Gender-specific Tech Tee, BT50K Race Sticker, and Finisher Medal|
|Packet Pickup||Race day beginning at 6:00 A.M. at Oak Grove.|
Early pickup option: Vertical Runner Brecksville – Friday, July 9th during store hours
|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, 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|
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|Refund Policy||View Refund Policy|
|Other Policies||View Other Policies – Swag, dogs, strollers, age requirements, etc.|