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17th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay

Sat, July 29 – Sun, July 30, 2023

DESCRIPTION

The 17th 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 (30 hour cutoff – 4:00am start)
  • 50M – Point to Point from Cuyahoga Falls to Silver Springs Park (15 hour cutoff – 5:30am start)
  • Back Half 50M – Point to Point from Silver Springs Park to Cuyahoga Falls (16 hour cutoff – 6:00pm start)
  • Marathon – Point to Point from Oak Hill to Silver Springs Park (14 hour cutoff – 6:30am start)
  • 8 Person Relay – Same Out and Back course as the 100M event (27 hour cutoff – 7:00am start)

2023 WSER/UTMB Qualifying RaceThe Burning River 100 is a Western States qualifier, the 3rd leg of the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, and a UTMB qualifying race.

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 and Summit Metro Parks Foundation.

SWAG OPTIONS

  • Lightweight Black Quarter Zip
  • Burning River Backpack
  • Burning River Trucker Hat

2023 Burning River Swag Options

AWARDS

100M/50M/50M Back Half/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

8 Person 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.

REGISTRATION

  • EARLY REGISTRATION through December
    • 100M – $240
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $140
    • Marathon – $85
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $75
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (January – April)
    • 100M – $260
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $160
    • Marathon – $90
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $75
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (May-June)
    • 100M – $280
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $180
    • Marathon – $95
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $85
  • LATE REGISTRATION (July)
    • 100M – $310
    • 50M/Back Half 50M – $210
    • Marathon – $100
    • 8 Person Relay (per person) – $85

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

To register for Burning River 2023 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
Elevation Profiles and Course & Aid Station Overview are included in the 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

OHLA Stay in Ohio

BURNING RIVER POLICIES

REFUNDS: Burning River 100M and 50M solo registrants 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. No refunds for Marathon or Relay registrants.

DEFERRALS: No deferrals for Burning River.

BIB TRANSFERS: No bib transfers for 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 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.

Presented by:

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Sponsored by:

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