Saturday, April 3rd 2021, 8:00 a.m.
Part of the Ohio Endurance Series
Note: The 2020 event has been canceled, and all participants have been emailed with instructions. Registration for 2021 is now open!
Come fool around on the trails with us! The Fools 50K & 25K Trail Run is a favorite among the locals. The 15-mile loop* through Camp Mantoc and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 100% trails (with a road crossing or two) and is very runnable. It has some highly technical single-track trails and some challenging hills. There is a portion that twists and turns until you can’t see another runner, and another portion that is wide-open trail. Any fool can see that this race has got it all — a heated shelter, shower houses, abundant parking, beer, easy spectating, hot food, post-race social, and private trails. We think you are going to love the trails of Camp Manatoc in the springtime!
Aid stations will stock water, soda, Hammer HEED, Gels, and Endurolytes, chips, pretzels, cookies, PB&J, pickles, bananas, and other misc. items. All participants are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle.
A self serve drop bag area will be available at the Start/Finish line (Miles 7.75, 15.5, 23.25, and 31). Please mark your drop bag clearly with your bib number. We are unable to return drop bags that are left at Manatoc after the race.
Toast your amazing finish and support the Crooked River Chapter of The Buckeye Trail Association. Hang out after the race and cheer on fellow runners in the beer garden where your purchase of local craft brews will support the BTA!
*In the event of extremely wet trails, this race will be run on an alternative course to prevent trail damage.
Please note – dogs and outside alcohol are not permitted at Camp Manatoc.
|Fools Trail Race||50k||25k|
|Registration through Feb 25, 2021||$85||$65|
|Registration Feb 26 – Mar 27, 2021||$95||$75|
|Registration Mar 28 – Apr 3, 2021||$110||$85|
|Distance||31.1 miles||15.5 miles|
|Course Map||2020 Map – 2 loops|
Elevation Gain = 3800′
| 2020 Map – 1 loop|
Elevation Gain = 1900′
|Cut Off Time||5:00 P.M. (9 hours)||5:00 P.M. (8.25 hours)|
|Aid Stations||Start/Finish and Intercamp Road,|
Miles 1, 4, 7.5, 11.75, 15.5, 16.5, 19.5, 23, and 27.25
|Start/Finish and Intercamp Road,|
Miles 1, 4, 7.5, 11.75, and 15.5
|Start Time||8:00 A.M.||8:45 A.M.|
|Early Packet Pickup||Friday, 3-7:00 P.M. at Vertical Runner Hudson, 112 N Main St|
|Packet Pickup||Race day, beginning at 6:30 A.M. at Camp Manatoc|
|Location||Camp Manatoc, 1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula OH 44264|
|Awards||Top 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (36 awards total);|
Top male and female receive free entry to the following year’s race
|Top 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 29 and under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ (36 awards total)|
|Facebook Event||For the latest information, follow the Fools Facebook Event Page|
|Refund Policy||View Refund Policy|
|Other Policies||View Other Policies – Dogs, Strollers, Disqualifications, Headphones, Age Requirements, etc.|
*Participants who sign up during early/regular registration are guaranteed the advertised swag in their chosen size. Participants who sign up within two weeks of race day may be offered an alternative swag item.