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Summer Sasquatch 50K, 20 & 10 Miler

Sat, June 15, 2024
Sun, June 16, 2024
Salt Fork State Park
50k, 20 Mile  & 10 Mile Trail Race

Part of the Ohio Endurance Series – Hikers welcome in the 10 Miler!

DESCRIPTION

Bring your sense of adventure and “get squatchy” with us at the Summer Sasquatch 50k, 20 & 10M at Salt Fork State Park, Ohio’s largest park and home of Ohio’s largest creature. This challenging race will test your limits with a 10.4-mile loop course over the rolling hills of the park’s hiking and bridle trails. Yes, there will be mud, and this course is known for eating trail shoes! Participate on Saturday AND Sunday and get 50% off the Sunday 10 Miler.

COURSE

Salt Fork Lake provides a serene backdrop as you conquer this beastly course. With three distances to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Summer Sasquatch. For the brave and determined, the 50k distance will take you through three loops, with over 4,000 feet of elevation gain. The 20-mile option provides a slightly less grueling two loop challenge, and the 10-mile event is perfect for those seeking a shorter but still exhilarating race. Hikers are welcome to join in on the fun! Click here to view the Summer Sasquatch course map.

LODGING

Salt Fork Lodge offers great rooms at reasonable prices. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant, relax in the indoor/outdoor pool, and have some fun in the game room and outdoors. To get the special discounted rate, you must call the reservation line at 740-435-9000 to reserve your room under the Western Reserve Racing Summer Sasquatch block. A deposit is due at the time the reservation is made, and the deposit is fully refundable up to 72 hours prior to arrival.

Sasquatch enjoying Salt Fork!

DONATIONS

Donations benefit Guernsey County Sheriff’s Mounted Search and Rescue.

SWAG OPTIONS

  • Triblend Tee with Summer Sasquatch logo and a Finisher Medal
  • OES Ultra-light Packable Rain/Wind Jacket and Finisher Medal – $20 premium
    • The Ohio Endurance Series introduces a cutting-edge packable jacket designed to meet the demands of adventurous athletes! Engineered with water repellency and wind resistance, this ultra-light jacket ensures optimal protection against the elements. The inclusion of a hood that can be tightened adds versatility, allowing athletes to adapt to changing weather conditions on the fly. It is the ideal companion for long-distance races, minimizing weight without compromising on performance. With packability at its core, this jacket conveniently packs into its own pocket. Whether facing rain, wind, or the need for a lightweight layer, this jacket is the ultimate choice for those pushing the boundaries of endurance in the Ohio landscape.

2024 Summer Sasquatch Swag Options

SASQUATCH FUN FACTS

  • Salt Fork State Park is the largest park in Ohio, and it is the home of Ohio’s largest creature.
  • Sasquatch – aka Bigfoot, Yeti, Ohio Grassman – is 6-8 feet tall, with footprints 13-17 inches long, and is rumored to have lived in Ohio since the mid-1700’s.
  • With over 36 sightings reported since the mid-1980’s, Salt Fork is known as the Bigfoot Capital of Ohio. There’s even a park map that shows the areas of the sightings.
  • Since 2005, Salt Fork has annually hosted the world’s longest running Bigfoot conference, as well as Bigfoot Night Hikes and Bigfoot Adventure Weekends.
  • The park’s annual Creature Weekend is dedicated to Cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals like Bigfoot that have yet to be identified by science or are thought to be extinct.
  • Several TV specials about Sasquatch have been filmed at Salt Fork.
  • It is no surprise that in 2012 Salt Fork State Park was named one of USA Today’s Top Ten “Squatchiest” Places!

AWARDS

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

ENDURANCE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Participate in 4 events to qualify and have a chance to be an Ohio Endurance Athlete of the Year! Qualifiers receive a trading card with your photo and Ohio Endurance Series race stats. Awards will be given for the Top 5 Overall, Top 1 Masters, Top 1 Grand Master.
OES Athletes of the Year trading card

REGISTRATION

  • SAVE 50% on Sunday’s 10 Miler when you sign up for a Saturday event too
  • EARLY REGISTRATION (through May 15)
    • 50k – $85
    • 20 mile – $70
    • 10 mile – $50
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (May 16 – June 4)
    • 50k – $90
    • 20 mile – $80
    • 10 mile – $55
  • LATE REGISTRATION (June 5-16)
    • 50k – $95
    • 20 mile – $85
    • 10 mile – $60

RACE DAY DETAILS

  • START TIME
    • Saturday 50k & 20 mile – 7:30 A.M. (8.5 hour cutoff)
    • Saturday 10 mile – 7:45 A.M. (8.25 hour cutoff)
    • Sunday 10 mile – 9:00 A.M. (5 hour cutoff)
  • PACKET PICKUP
    • Location: Salt Fork Lodge 4th floor (the Summit Room)
    • Friday: 6:00-8:00 P.M.
    • Saturday: 6:00-7:45 A.M. and 6:30-7:30 P.M.
    • Sunday: 8:00-9:00 A.M.
  • AID STATIONS (located at start/finish and mile 6 of each 10 mile loop) will serve water, pop, sports drink, and a variety of sweet and salty snacks (such as pickles, chips, and cookies). An additional food item will be served at the finish line. Participants are encouraged to carry water.
  • DROP BAGS: Participants may have a drop bag that is accessible at the completion of each 10 mile loop. Mark your bag with your name and bib number and bring it to the start of the race.

MORE INFORMATION

  • Summer Sasquatch 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

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