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16th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

16th Annual Burning River 100M/50M Endurance Run & Relay

Saturday, July 30th – July 31st, 2022
Cuyahoga Falls

The 16th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay is an exciting 100 and 50 mile solo run and 100 mile relay held in Northeast Ohio. The race travels through several of the region’s most scenic areas, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Summit Metro Parks.

Due to continuing construction projects in the Cuyahoga Valley, the race will remain an out and back for 2022. The 2021 map links are included below as a general guide, though we expect some changes in the course this year. We continue to work with the CVNP on plans to return to a point to point in the future.

The Burning River 100 is a Western States qualifier, the 3rd leg of the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultarunning, and a UTMB qualifying race! Based on the ITRA’s point system, we are anticipating our event will receive 5 points. You can find more details at the following link – ITRA. 

Race Details

Burning River100M50M &
50M Back Half
8 Person &
4 Person Relay
through December
Information Guides2021 Burning River Participant Guide REV 2 July 14 2021
2021 Burning River Relay Participant Addendum REV 1
Course MapGoogle Maps

2021 100M Course Map Rev 1 July 14 2021
2021 50M Course Map Rev 1 July 14 2021
2021 50M Back Half Map Rev 1 July 14 2021

GPX Files

2021 100M Course GPX Rev 1 July 14 2021
2021 50M Course GPX Rev 1 July 14 2021
2021 50M Back Half GPX Rev 1 July 14 2021

2021 100M Course

Elevation Gain = approx. 8000 ft/100M; 4000 ft/50M.
Elevation Profiles and Course & Aid Station Overview are included in the Information Guide.

Start Time4:00 A.M.6:00 A.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 A.M.
Cutoff Time30 hours15 hours
16 hours
27 hours
Swag100M: Something awesome TBD, 2022 Commemorative Poster, Race Sticker, 100M Buckle; Gold Sub-24 Buckle for finishers under the 24 hour mark

50M/50M Back Half: Something awesome TBD, Race Sticker, 50M Finisher Medal

Relay: Something awesome TBD, Race Sticker, Relay Finisher Medal

Awards100M/50M/50M Back Half: Top 5 overall Male and Female, then top 1 in the following age groups by gender – 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Top Male and Female receive free entry to the following year’s race.

8P Relay/4P Relay: Top 1 Men’s Team, Women’s Team, and Co-Ed Team. Female participants must run at least 25% of the segments to be considered for Co-Ed awards.

LodgingSheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls – Just steps away from the BR100 start/finish. Suites include separate sleeping and living quarters, 2 double beds, pull-out couch. Must book through the 2022 race room block link for discounted rate.
FacebookJoin the Burning River Facebook event
FundraisingRun for free! Raise funds for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Summit Metro Parks Foundation to help ensure quality Ohio trails for years to come. Choose to become a fundraiser during registration and your fee will be waived.

Fundraising minimums: 100M = $600; 50M = $400; 4P Relay = $300; 8P Relay = $250. Deadline to meet your goal is July 1st.

PoliciesView our policies on refunds, deferrals, swag, and more

Presented by:

NovaCare Rehabilitation

Sponsored by:

Hammer Nutrition
Vertical Runner

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