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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. 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. 

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 2021 Burning River Participant Guide REV 2 July 14 2021
2021 Burning River Relay Participant Addendum REV 1
Course Map Google 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 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.

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Presented by:

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Sponsored by:

Skratch Labs
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