May 07, 2021 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


Athens County’s first and only ultramarathon! The Thunderbunny 50K is held at Strouds Run State Park in May; the course 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 is a perfect option for your first ultramarathon or first trail race! Along with the 50K, there will be two shorter course options to choose from of 12K and 25k.

Venue is: Strouds Runs State Park

Join us for the Thunderbunny 12K (~7.5 Miles) Trail Race will host the 2020 Collegiate Trail Running National Championships. This amazing event will run through the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio within Strouds Run State Park near Athens, Ohio, the home of Ohio University. It sits on the fringes of the city of Athens with park boundaries coinciding with the city limits in several places. The course is a mixture of mostly single track dirt and grass trails and will have a total of 1,099 feet of elevation gain spread throughout the beautiful loop course. The park comprises 2,600 acres, and includes Dow Lake, a 160-acre lake created in 1960. The start and finish lines are located next to the lake which is a common destination of Ohio University students to enjoy the weather on sunny spring or summer days.



Past Event Dates

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

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