Buckeye Trail 50K


Jul 09, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Buckeye Trail 50K

Oak Grove

Brecksville OH, 44141


Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $55
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 75

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2005


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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Past Event Dates

Held on Jul 09, 2022

Held on Jul 10, 2021

Held on Jul 16, 2011

Held on Jul 17, 2010

Held on Jul 19, 2009

Held on Jul 19, 2008

Held on Jan 27, 2007

Held on Jan 28, 2006

Event Results