May 06, 2022 at 8:00 AM

Thunderbunny Trail Runs

11661 State Park Rd

Athens OH, 45701


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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $80
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 12K
  • 25K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 400

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

First Year of the Event: 2016


Back for a 5th edition! РAthens County’s first ever ultramarathon! The Thunderbunny 50K comes to Strouds Run State Park and will show off some of the best trails in the region and give participants a great experience, whether you are a first timer or a trail veteran. The course starts and ends on the famous 3 mile Thunderbunny Trail, and in between runners will complete a loop around Dow Lake and run up and over a ridge to overlook the city of Athens! With the course boasting 95% singletrack trail, this will quickly turn into a favorite for pure trail runners. While showcasing some of the great Appalachian Foothills that Athens is known for, this is also a very runnable course so it is a perfect option for your first ultramarathon or first trail race! Along with the 50K, there will be two shorter course options of 25K and 12K to choose from.

New for 2022!
Starting in 2022, the 12K race distance will be held on Friday evening instead of Saturday morning.

Participants now have the option to run the 12K on Friday and either the 25K or 50K on Saturday morning and receive a special “Thunder” or “Bunny” combo award!

“Thunder” Combo (50K+12K)
“Bunny” Combo (25K+12K)

Runners that complete the above combos will receive a special finishers award!

When checking out, add on the 12K for just $10 and you’ll be entered in both events.

CRA Trail National Championship
SEOTR and Thunderbunny is excited to partner with the Collegiate Running Association (CRA) to bring the Collegiate Trail Running National Championship to the Thunderbunny 12K Race! Now college students, regardless of experience, ability, or age, will have the opportunity to join other college students to compete in a trail running championship, and they’ll be able to do it right here in beautiful Athens, Ohio and Strouds Run State Park, home to Ohio University!

Whether you’re a college student competing on a division 1 varsity team, or a recreational college runner, you will be able to compete for Prize Money at the Thunderbunny 12K. Come join the Thunderbunny family, and register for the Collegiate Trail Running Championship today!

All details on the championship portion of the Thunderbunny events are listed below. Please use the quick links below to see all official information on the Collegiate Running Association website.

How it works?
When registering for the Thunderbunny 12K, you’ll be asked if you’ve been enrolled in a college course since January 1st. If you select “YES” to that question, your information will be sent to the Collegiate Running Association and you’ll be included in the Collegiate Trail National Championship.

You’ll toe the line for the Thunderbunny 12K, along with “general public” runners in the 12K, and then results for the college students will be separated to show the Trail Championship results. The top 5 college runners will be presented an award, as well as prize money being distributed by the CRA to the top 3 men and women college runners. College students will not be eligible for the “general public” category awards/.

Prize Money
The Collegiate Running Association will provide $3,000 of prize money distributed evenly to the top men and women. Non college students are not eligible for this prize money.

1st college male and female: $750
2nd college male & female: $500
3rd college male & female: $250

Category Awards:
SEOTR will present category awards to the Top 5 college men & women. These are separate from the “general public” category awards.



Past Event Dates

Held on May 06, 2022

Held on May 07, 2021

Held on May 08, 2020

Held on May 11, 2019

Held on May 12, 2018

Held on May 13, 2017

Held on May 14, 2016

Event Results

View 2019 Results

View 2018 Results

View 2017 Results

View 2016 Results