Join Us for the 2021 Buckeye Trail 50K


Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. 10 hour limit.
Registration will open in November!


Oak Grove Picnic Area in the Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Race Information


Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. 10 hour limit.


Oak Grove Picnic Area in the Brecksville Reservation, Brecksville, Ohio 44141


All participants will receive a gender specific short-sleeved tee. Finishers will also receive a custom finisher’s medal.


Top 3 Men & Women Overall • Top Male & Female 29 & Under • Top Male & Female 30-39 • Top Male & Female 40-49 • Top Male & Female 50-59 • Top Male & Female 60 & Older


Register by April 15th – $70
April 16th through June 15th – $80
June 16th through July 1st – $95


There will be no refunds once you have registered for the race.


The first 175 registrants.


The 2021 Edition will feature two out-and-back sections primarily a single track trail. The course composition includes rocks, roots, and stream crossings. The course includes approximately 3,000′ of elevation gain and 3,000′ of elevation loss.

Section 1
This will be the out and back for the to make up the first 11+ Miles of the Buckeye Trail 50K!!! Oak Grove will be Aid Station #1 & Aid Station #2 for the new course. Miles 5.6 & 11.2. (View STRAVA Cue Sheet)

Section 2
Upon leaving Oak Grove Aid Station #2, participants will head south on Buckeye Trail with turn around at Blue Hen Falls. Aid stations will be at Snowville Rd. at roughly mile 18 & mile 24. Unmanned water stations will be available at Ottawa Point & Blue Hen Falls. (View STRAVA Cue Sheet)


“Follow the Blue Blazes” – Primary trail marking are the Blue Blazes painted on trees. Secondary marking are arrows on stakes, pink ribbons, pink flags, and orange cones. (Note: If you wander off-course, return on your own power to the last known point before proceeding.)


Stations will be found every four to six (4-6) miles. Special Note – This year all participants are expected to carry their own water bottle. No cups or paper products will be used. Nutrition items including Gels and Tailwind as well as water, pop, peanut butter and jelly, and pretzels will be provided at every aid station.


Recent rains might have washed out multiple sections of the trail. Be advised that the trail could be slippery and muddy. Be prepared for wet conditions and loose footing. Down trees are always on the trail, so use caution navigating over or around them. Bridges can be slick and cambered causing potential hazards so be aware of your footing.



  • The trail is well marked and the trail well traveled. You should not get off-course. Follow the blue blazes.
  • There are no less than 8 stream crossings in each direction. Most are 4-6 inches deep “one-footers.” You can get across most every one with a good hop and getting only “one-foot” wet. Plan on wet feet.
  • Road crossings. There are 8 road crossings in each direction with 4 crossings of Boston Mills Road going each way. Also, is easy to get off course in the final mile before the finish line. Be sure to finish along the correct driveway without cutting off the course.
  • The mosquitoes and deer flies are abundant.
  • Please be considerate to all trail users. Take all litter with you. Yield to return trip runners.
  • Runners can NOT receive aid from crew outside of aid station…this will lead to automatic disqualification!

Packet Pickup


Vertical Runner of Brecksville
8929 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
(440) 740-1100

Race Day – Oak Grove
5:45 am to 6:45 am


Race Volunteer Requirements:

In order to participate and run in the 2020 BT50K, he or she must have completed 3 hours of volunteer service at the 2019 BT50K or in support of another event, local park, and/or trail system. This service must be completed in the 12 months preceding the race. Click Here to download PDF.

Anyone wanting to volunteer at the 2020 Buckeye Trail 50K can e-mail We have plenty of opportunities to get involved and additional volunteers are always needed.

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Buckeye Trail 50k Lodging

Hampton Inn Richfield

The Hampton Inn Richfield  hotel is ideally situated in one of the most beautiful and scenic parts of Ohio. When you visit our Richfield, OH hotel you’re a mere half-hour from both Cleveland and Akron, yet you’ll feel a world away from the big city.

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Holiday Inn Express

Families will enjoy exploring the Cleveland and Akron areas. Attractions near our hotel in Richfield include Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Brandywine/Boston Mills Ski Resorts. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and more.

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The Stanford House

At Stanford House, the national park is your front porch: The famous Towpath Trail is just out the front door, and the iconic Brandywine Falls is a short hike away.

Built in 1843, this historic home is one of the only places you can stay overnight in your national park. Book the whole house or just a single room (available seasonally) and enjoy the feeling of a far-off vacation… just 30 minutes from Cleveland and Akron.

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