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APPROVED FOR IN PERSON RACING!
The Buckeye Trail 50k was started in 1994 as Joe Jurczyk’s informal birthday run/race. Joe has been running the Buckeye Trail since his college days which predates the CVNP. The original course was an out and back starting at Oak Grove and going south to Pine Lane. It also included segments to Brecksville Road (not to mention that the first course was actually longer than 50k!) The out and back course enabled all participants to see every other participant at some point along the course. While the park systems mature and routes are changed to incorporate many different needs, the allure of the Buckeye Trail 50k remains! In the first year, the event had thirteen finishers with Steve Godale and Mark Godale, both running their first ultramarathon, finishing together in first place in 5:12:18. As trail running has become more popular, so has the race. As one of the first ultras in Ohio and now in its 27th year, the Buckeye Trail 50k is recognized as the premier trail 50k in the state of Ohio.
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Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Buckeye Trail 50K.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Oak Grove Picnic Area, Brecksville Reservation
Valley Parkway (approximately 1.5 miles east of Brecksville Rd / US 21), Brecksville OH 44141
The facility does not have a physical address; GPS coordinates for Oak Grove are 41.30853, -81.60176
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