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Bobcat Trail Marathon

$75 8:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST Cutoff 8 Hours
Hikers Welcome

Bobcat Trail Half Marathon

$65 9:00AM EST - 4:00PM EST Cutoff 7 Hours
Location

Burr Oak Lodge
10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd
Glouster, Ohio 45732

Description

The Bobcat Trail Marathon is a single loop course with rolling hills and several creek crossings, entirely within Burr Oak State Park. You will explore hiking and bridle trails as well as portions of the Buckeye Trail.

COURSE

The course is approximately 90% trail and 10% asphalt, and it will be well-marked. This event will challenge you! The Half Marathon is a point to point on the same trails as the Marathon. Hikers welcome in the Half Marathon!

  • ELEVATION PROFILE:
    • Marathon Ascent Rate = 110 ft/mi
    • Marathon Total Ascent/Descent = 2772 ft / 2772 ft
    • Half Marathon Ascent Rate = 85 ft/mile
    • Half Marathon Total Ascent/Descent = 1492 ft / 1430 ft 

2022 Bobcat Trail Marathon Elevation Profile

2022 Bobcat Trail Half Marathon Elevation Profile

Lodging

Burr Oak Lodge offers great rooms at reasonable prices and features a restaurant, indoor pool, and plenty of outdoor activities. To get the special race discount, you must call the reservation line at 740-767-2112 and ask for the Bobcat Marathon room block (you will not receive this discount if you book online). The lodge typically sells out on race weekend and requires a two-night stay.

Donations

Donations support Burr Oak Alive!

Swag Options
  • Bobcat Long Sleeve Tech Tee (women's or unisex)
  • Bobcat Triblend Tee (unisex)
  • Ohio Endurance Series Lightweight Quarter Zip (unisex) - $10 premium

2023 Bobcat Swag Options

Awards

Awards for each event:

  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Top 3 Male and Female in the following 5-year age groups:
    29 & Under, 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 Athlete of the Year trading card

Registration
  • EARLY REGISTRATION (through October 11)
    • Marathon - $75
    • Half Marathon - $65
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (October 12-31)
    • Marathon - $85
    • Half Marathon - $70
  • LATE REGISTRATION (November 1-11)
    • Marathon - $90
    • Half Marathon - $75
Race Day Details
  • START TIME
    • Marathon: 8:00 A.M. (8 hour cutoff); Burr Oak Lodge, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster, OH 45732
    • Half Marathon: 9:00 A.M. (7 hour cutoff); Shelter House at Dock 4 Marina, 5250 Beach Rd, Glouster, OH 45732
    • Course Closure: 4:00 P.M.
  • AID STATIONS
    • Marathon aid stations are located at Miles 4.2, 9.8, 13, 18.3, and 21
    • Half Marathon aid stations are located at Miles 5.5 and 8
    • Aid Stations will be fully stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pop, and electrolytes, as well as a variety of sweet and salty snacks. An additional food item will be served at the finish line. All participants are encouraged to carry water.
  • DROP BAGS
    • Half Marathon participants may leave a drop bag at the start line and we will have it waiting for you at the finish line. Mark your bag with your name and bib number.
    • There is no drop bag service for Marathon participants.
  • HALF MARATHON TRANSPORTATION
    • The start of the Half Marathon is at the Dock 4 Marina located at 5250 Beach Rd in Glouster, about a 25 minute drive from the lodge. Half Marathon participants should park (or be dropped off) at the Marina. There is plenty of parking. You can take the lodge shuttle back to the Marina after you finish but note that there can be up to an hour wait.  You may want to pack a drop bag with a change of clothes for the finish line. Only lodge/cabin guests may take the lodge shuttle in the morning to the start of the race.
    • Marathon participants will start and finish at the Lodge and will not require transportation.
More Information
  • Bobcat Trail Marathon & Half Marathon is part of the Ohio Endurance Series, featuring fully supported trail races of varying distance and difficulty in the best parks throughout Ohio.
  • Visit our website to learn more about Western Reserve Racing and to view our race calendar

Ohio Endurance Series   Western Reserve Racing

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Directions

Burr Oak Lodge
10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd
Glouster, Ohio 45732

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