With unpredictable and often wildly varying weather conditions from one hour to the next, minimal aid, and a course that will take you from one of the country's beautiful great lakes to the foothills of the Ohio River and back, the Olde 96er will be unlike any ultra you've attempted. The 200 mile event is not for the beginner, and the 100 proved to be a serious challenge to all who toed the start at the inaugural event in 2018. You'll need to be prepared for many miles of self-supported adventure, and weather conditions that might include snow, freezing rain, blazing heat and humidity, wind, hail, and everything in between. Runners will cover all but one mile of the 96.6 miles of Ohio state route 45 plus 3.5 miles on Ohio 531, plus a short run through Walnut Beach in Ashtabula. The 200 mile event will have a 96 hour time limit, while the 100 will retain its 36 hour limit. Aid will be sparse, as runners will need to be mostly self-sufficient, utilizing the shops and diners along the route in addition to unmanned stops every 20 miles. 

Upcoming Races

Sep 19 2019
100 Miles
Point-to-Point Course
36 :00 Cutoff
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
1 Surface Rating
Paved or very smooth surface
Sep 19 2019
200 Miles
Out and Back Course
96 :00 Cutoff
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
1 Surface Rating
Paved or very smooth surface

Results

100 Miles View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
10/06/18 16 24:27:34 28:23:50
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The Back 40 Trail Run
  • Dec 14, 2019
  • Bella Vista, AR
40 Miles