Fools 50k and 25k

Fact #1


Which marathon claims to be the only marathon in a U.S. National Park?

Has anyone ever told you that only a fool would run 31 miles, or that only a fool would run in the woods across treacherous rocks and roots? Well, now is your chance to show off your inner fool! The Fools 50K and 25K Trail Run is a favorite among the locals. It is a 25K looped course through Virginia Kendall Park in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, OH. The nearly 100% trail course (you do have to cross a road or two) is very runnable, it also has some highly technical single-track trails and some challenging hills. There is a portion that twists and turns until you can’t see another runner and another portion that is wide-open, cross-country trail. Any fool can see that this race has something for everyone, but don’t be left for a fool. This race is known to sell out!

Fools Trail Map PDF

2015 Fools Training Run
Sunday, February 22nd, 8:00 a.m.
Happy Days parking lot

2014 50k Results, 2014 25k Results
2013 50k Results, 2013 25k Results

50K (8:00 start, 7:00 early start not eligible for awards)
25K (9:00 start)

Saturday, March 28, from 1-5 p.m. at Vertical Runner – Hudson or at Pine Hollow, race day 6:30-8:45.

50K Awards for Top 3 Overall, Top Master (40-49) and Top Grandmaster (50+) for both Male and Female categories. (10 awards total)
25K Awards for Top 3 Overall, Top Master (40-49) and Top Grandmaster (50+) for both Male and Female categories. (10 awards total)

TBD and custom bib.
Those completing 50K or 25k earn a unique, distance specific finisher medal.
Post-race refreshments for all participants.

50K – $70 early registration/ $80 starting February 1st
25K – $55 early registration/ $65 starting February 1st
If you register for the 50K, you may opt for the 25K distance instead but must notify race management before starting the race.

50k – 8 hour cut off, or 9 hour cut off with early start option.
Early starts not eligible for awards.

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 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. 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.

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