The Bobcat Trail Marathon is a single loop course with rolling hills entirely within Burr Oak State Park, including hiking and bridle trails as well as portions of the Buckeye Trail. Approximately 90% trail and 10% asphalt. This is sure to be a marathon that will challenge you. Course will be well-marked with several creek crossings and will have well-stocked aid stations.
Aid stations are located approximately every 3.2 miles stocked with water, PB&J, pretzels, potato chips, candy, fruit, soda, and Hammer Nutrition products. In an effort to minimize paper waste, all participants are strongly encouraged to carry a water bottle.
Early Start option at 7:00am. First aid station opens at 8:15am. (Early Start runners not eligible for Awards.) It will be necessary for any participants who chose the Early Start option to bring a headlamp/flashlight as well as their own nutrition and hydration supplies. Have your family tag along for an awesome Ohio stay-cation!
DISTANCE 26.2 Miles
PACKET PICKUP Burr Oak Lodge, 10220 Burr Oak Lodge Rd., Glouster, Ohio 45732 Saturday 5:00pm to 7:00pm and Sunday (Race Day) 7:00am to 8:00am
AWARDS Awards for Top 3 overall male and female; then top 3 in the following age groups: 39 and under, 40-49, 50 and over. (24 awards total)
SWAG Finisher’s medal, car sticker, Ogio Big Dome Duffle
REFUND POLICY: No refund of entry fees once you are registered for the race. DROPPING: Never drop out of the race by abandoning the course between aid stations and going “home.” If you must drop please report to an Aid Station or Finish Line. Runners who drop without reporting to an Aid Station or Finish Line will not be allowed to participate in future WWR races and/or events.
DISQUALIFICATION POLICY: The race cut off of 7 hours and the 16:02 min/mile pace on the course is strictly enforced. The aid stations close accordingly. If a runner is unable to keep the appropriate pace and is in danger of missing the cut off they will be asked to remove themselves from the race. If a runner refuses to do so they will be immediately disqualified and will be on their own for all aid on the race course as well as the finish line should they choose to continue. This cut off is enforced for the safety of the runner as well as the rescue team who would need to search for runners on the course. An early start option is available for those who do not feel as if they can complete the course in the allotted time. Choosing the early start option extends the cutoff to 8 hours an 18:19 min/mile pace. If it is determined that any runner cuts the course in any fashion, whether intentional or not, they will immediately be disqualified from the race