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18th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

Sat, July 27 – Sun, July 28, 2024

DESCRIPTION

The 18th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay is an exciting 100M, 50M, and Marathon solo run and 100M relay 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.

COURSE

  • 100M – Out and Back from Cuyahoga Falls to Silver Springs Park and back
    • 2:00am Early Start – 32 hour cutoff
    • 4:00am Start – 30 hour cutoff
    • Participants who start early are eligible for Age Group Awards but not Overall Awards (Warning: If you are faster than 16 min./mile, aid stations will not be open). Participants who start at 4:00am are eligible for Overall and Age Group Awards. 
  • 50M – Point to Point from Cuyahoga Falls to Silver Springs Park
    • 5:30am Start – 15 hour cutoff
  • Back Half 50M – Point to Point from Silver Springs Park to Cuyahoga Falls
    • 4:00pm Start – 18 hour cutoff
    • Participants who are also pacing can start with their 100M – eligible for Age Group Awards but not Overall Awards.
  • Marathon – Point to Point from Oak Hill to Silver Springs Park
    • 6:30am Start – 14 hour cutoff
    • 8:30am Start – 12 hour cutoff
    • Overall winners must start at 6:30am.
  • 8 Person Relay – Out and Back course, same as the 100M event
    • 7:00am start – 27 hour cutoff

WSER 2025 Qualifying RaceThe Burning River 100 is a Western States qualifier and the 3rd leg of the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

LODGING

Book your stay at the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls – just steps away from the BR100 start/finish. Suites include separate sleeping and living quarters, 2 double beds, and pull-out couch. You must make your reservation through the Burning River room block link to get the special discount rate. For lodging details or to make your reservation CLICK HERE.

DONATIONS

Donations benefit the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit Metro Parks Foundation, and Boston Township.

SWAG OPTIONS

  • Coming soon!

AWARDS

100M/50M/Marathon:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    29 & Under, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over

50M Back Half:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 1 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    29 & Under, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over

8 Person Relay:

  • Top 1 Men’s Team
  • Top 1 Women’s Team
  • Top 3 Co-Ed Teams (Co-Ed teams must include at least 2 female members)
  • Top 1 Co-Ed Masters Team (Co-Ed team must include at least 2 female members and all team members must be 40 or over )

REGISTRATION

  • EARLY REGISTRATION through December
    • 100M – $250
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $145
    • Marathon – $90
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $75
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (January – April)
    • 100M – $270
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $165
    • Marathon – $95
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $75
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (May-June)
    • 100M – $290
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $185
    • Marathon – $100
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $85
  • LATE REGISTRATION (July)
    • 100M – $310
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $210
    • Marathon – $105
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $85

FUNDRAISING

  • Run for free! Raise funds for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit Metro Parks Foundation, and Boston Township to help ensure quality Ohio trails for years to come.
  • Choose to become a fundraiser during registration and pay the registration fee.
  • If 100% of your fundraising minimum goal is met, your fee will be refunded (no partial refunds).
  • Fundraising minimums: 100M = $600; 50M = $400; Marathon = $250; 8P Relay = $250/person.

REGISTER

To register for Burning River 2024 CLICK HERE.

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION GUIDE

This participant guide contains everything your need to know about Burning River!

COURSE MAPS

Google Maps

GPX Files

Elevation Gain = approx. 8000 ft/100M; 4000 ft/50M; 2000 ft/Marathon
Elevation Profiles and Course & Aid Station Overview are included in the 2023 Participant Information Guide.

COURSE RECORDS

COURSE RECORDS – 100M

  • 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

COURSE RECORDS – 50M

  • 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

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BURNING RIVER POLICIES

REFUNDS: 100M/50M participants may get a 50% refund of their entry fee by May 31st through RunSignup. No refunds for Marathon/Relay participants.

DEFERRALS: No deferrals.

BIB TRANSFERS: Relay bibs may be transferred for a $20 fee through RunSignup. No 100M/50M/Marathon bib transfers.

CANCELLATION: If the race is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, participants may defer to the following year’s race. No refunds will be given. If a race must be canceled after it starts, there are no deferrals or refunds.

RESCHEDULED: Participants will automatically be registered on the new date. Prior to the new date, participants may defer to the following year’s race or transfer their bib with no transfer fee through RunSignup.

CHANGING DISTANCE: Burning River 100M participants may 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.

SWAG: Swag is available at packet pickup only. WRR is unable to deliver, ship, or arrange swag pickup after the completion of the event.

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sponsored by:

Skratch Labs
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