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16th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

Sat, July 30 – Sun, July 31, 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. 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.

Course Records


  • Overall Male – Arlen Glick – 2021 – 14:15:33
  • Overall Female – Annette Bednosky – 2010 – 16:44:21
  • Masters Male – Mark Godale – 2010 – 15.48:35
  • Masters Female – Annette Bednosky – 2010 – 16:44:21
  • Grand Masters Male – Jay Aldous -2011 – 16:16:11
  • Grand Master Female – Connie Gardner – 2019 – 20:17:04

100M All Results Combined


  • Overall Male – David Ryland – 2017 – 6:35:05
  • Overall Female – Elissa Ballas – 2015 – 7:30:30
  • Masters Male – Jonathan Hastings – 2015 – 7:33:30
  • Masters Female – Marisa Novobilski – 2018 – 8:56:13
  • Grand Masters Male – Howard Nippert – 2015 – 8:18:30
  • Grand Master Female – Jennifer Roberts – 2020 – 10:03:49

50M All Results Combined

2022 Burning River swag options

Race Details

Burning River 100M 50M &
50M Back Half
8 Person &
4 Person Relay
through December
$230 $130 $81.25/person
$260 $160 $81.25/person
$280 $180 $93.75/person
$310 $210 $93.75/person
Information Guides 2022 Burning River Participant Guide REV 1 July 14 2022
Course Map Google Maps

2022 100M Course Map Rev 1 July 21 2022
2022 50M Course Map Rev Rev 1 July 21 2022
2022 50M Back Half Map Rev 1 July 21 2022

GPX Files

2022 100M Course GPX Rev 1 July 21 2022
2022 50M Course GPX Rev 1 July 21 2022
2022 50M Back Half GPX Rev 1 July 21 2022

2022 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 Time 4:00 A.M. 6:00 A.M.
6:00 P.M.
7:00 A.M.
Cutoff Time 30 hours 15 hours
16 hours
27 hours
Swag All Burning River participants may choose from 3 swag options:

  • BOCO Gear Backpack: Sturdy, lightweight day pack with quick cinch closure, two side mesh pockets, and adjustable straps for comfort. Custom illustrated.
  • Burning River Quarter Zip: Gender specific sizing, with thumb holes, flat seam stitching, and a micro-texture fabric exterior for even moisture distribution. Embroidered logo.
  • Transition Wrap Extreme: Waterproof seat cover with adjustable belt to help you securely change, and perfect as a premium microfiber towel. Comes with a stuff sack and machine washable. Embroidered logo. (Premium swag option offered for $20 fee)


  • 100M participants will also receive a 2022 commemorative poster and race sticker, plus a 100M Buckle for finishers (Gold Sub-24 Buckle for finishers under the 24 hour mark)
  • 50M/50M Back Half participants will also receive a race sticker, plus a 50M medal for finishers.
  • Relay participants will also receive a race sticker, plus a relay medal for finishers.
Awards 100M/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.

Lodging Sheraton 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.
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Fundraising Run 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.

Policies REFUNDS: Burning River 100M/50M solo participants may get a 50% refund of their registration fee. Registrants must initiate the refund no later than May 31 and self-manage through their RSU account following these instructions.

DEFERRALS: There are no deferrals for Burning River 100M/50M solo or relay registrants.

BIB TRANSFERS: There are no bib transfers for 100M/50M solo registrants. Bibs may be transferred between relay registrants for a $20 fee. Registrants must initiate and self-manage the transfer through their RSU account following these instructions.

CHANGING DISTANCE: Burning River 100M participants can drop to the 50M race at any point starting at Mile 50. They are not eligible for overall awards or age group awards. Their result will be ranked overall, be marked DNQ (Did Not Qualify), and they will not be in the age group listing.

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Presented by:

NovaCare Rehabilitation
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Sponsored by:

Skratch Labs
HiHO sponsor logo 2022
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