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Fools Trail Race 25K/50K/50M/100K

Sat, May 25, 2024
Camp Manatoc
25k/50k/50m/100k Trail Race

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series – Hikers welcome in the 25k!


New Date! New Distances! New Course!

On the private trails of Camp Manatoc, runners and hikers embark on a 5k loop course, aiming to complete 25k, 50k, 50 miles, or even 100k! The camp’s topography offers a mix of natural elements on well maintained, non-technical trails. The unique course provides a diverse and scenic journey, winding through lush woodlands surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The race offers a fully stocked aid station at the completion of each loop. Participants may also set up their own rest/aid area with plenty of room for spectating crew, family, and friends – all are welcome!

Sign up for your goal distance, and you will be credited for the distance you complete and eligible for awards. All 25k/50k/50m finishers earn a medal, and 100k finishers take home a buckle. This Memorial Day weekend race is a great warmup to dial in your gear, hydration, and nutrition for the Burning River Endurance Run & Relay!


Other than a road crossing or two, the course is 100% trails – from wide open trail to twisting and turning single track, and some challenging hills of course! Click here to view the Fools 5k Course Map Loop (167 ft gain)


Donations benefit Camp Manatoc, home of the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.


Choose One:

  • Triblend Tee with Fools Trails Race logo and a Finisher Medal (buckle for 100k)
  • OES Ultra-light Packable Rain/Wind Jacket and Finisher Medal (buckle for 100k) – $20 premium

2024 Fools Trail Race Swag Options


Awards for each event:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    24 & Under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & Over


  • EARLY REGISTRATION (through April 24)
    • 25k – $70
    • 50k – $85
    • 50m/100k – $105
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (April 25 – May 14)
    • 25k – $75
    • 50k – $90
    • 50m/100k – $125
    • 25k – $80
    • 50k – $95
    • 50m/100k – $135


    • 100k/50M – 6:00 A.M. (18 hour cutoff)
    • 25k/50k – 8:00 A.M. (16 hour cutoff
    • Course closes at midnight.
    • Flexible start time – start whenever you want. We just ask that 25k/50k participants wait until at least 8:00 A.M.
    • Participants may have a pacer after 2:00 P.M.
    • We will have open areas where participants can set up their own rest/aid area. Participants are encouraged to carry water.
    • One aid station located near the start/finish will serve the following:
      • Hydration: Water, Tailwind, Coke, ginger ale
      • Salty snacks: Pickles, pretzel nuggets with peanut butter, Cheez-Its, dry roasted peanuts
      • Sweet snacks: Fig Newtons, M&Ms, Nutty Buddies, Payday candy bars, gummy bears, dried cherries, pineapple chunks
      • Food: Sloppy Joes, mashed potatoes, PB&J sandwiches, Nutella sandwiches
      • Treats: Sno-cones and Athletic Brewing Company beverages
  •  DOGS
    • Dogs are permitted to spectate and/or run on course at Camp Manatoc on race day.
    • They must remain leashed at all times and are not allowed in the area of the aid station.


  • Fools Trail Race 25k/50k/50m/100k is part of the Ohio Endurance Series, featuring fully supported trail races of varying distance and difficulty in the best parks throughout Ohio.

Ohio Endurance Series


2016 50k Results, 2016 25k Results
2015 50k Results
, 2015 25k Results
2014 50k Results, 2014 25k Results
2013 50k Results, 2013 25k Results

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