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Buzzard Day Trail Race 25/50/100K

A beautiful wooded trail race with some elevation. The race offers 3 distances 25K, 50K, and 100K. The course is a 25K loop with 3 aid stations along the way. Each loop has roughly 1500 of elevation loss and and gain. 100K - 17 hour limit, 50K - 15 hour limit, 25K - 13 hour limit.

When: March
(This trail race takes place in March each year. Visit race website link below for details.)

Location: Ohio, United States
Geographic Area: Hinckley Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks
Nearby City: Cleveland

Event 1:
Race Length: 100 km (62.1 mi)
Elevation Gain: 6,000 feet (+97 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 6,000 feet (-97 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,300 feet
Low Point: 900 feet
90% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 10% paved
Event 2:
Race Length: 50 km (31.1 mi)
Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet (+96 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 3,000 feet (-96 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,300 feet
Low Point: 900 feet
90% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 10% paved
Event 3:
Race Length: 25 km (15.5 mi)
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet (+97 ft/mi)
Elevation Loss: 1,500 feet (-97 ft/mi)
High Point: 1,300 feet
Low Point: 900 feet
90% dirt trails, 0% dirt roads, 10% paved
Additional Information

Website URL: http://www.buzzardday50k.com/ (opens new window)

START and FINISH: Brooklyn Exchange Cabin, Hinckley Reservation. 2400 State Road, Hinckley, OH 44233

DATE: Saturday March 15th, 2014

TIME: 6:00am 100K Start, 8:00am 50K Start, 10:00am 25K Start, course closes at 11:00 pm (17 hour limit – 16:20 pace).

PERKS: Each starter will receive a high-quality tech-fabric race shirt, an awesome goodie-bag with items from our sponsors, full access to aid stations and a sweet finisher’s award.

PACKET PICK-UP: Friday March 14th, 2014 at the Brooklyn Exchange Cabin after 4 pm or race morning for runners in the 100K from 5:00-5:45am, 50K 6:30-7:45am, 25K 8:30-9:45am. Race packets will not be mailed.

COUSRE MARKINGS: The course will be marked the evening prior to the event, as well as detailed maps and GPS data with terrain, elevation, and distance available for all runners. The course will be marked with various brightly colored streamers, pie plates, arrows, and signs. There is no reason for anyone to have difficultly following the course markings. There will alos be several course familiarization runs.

AID STATIONS: There will be three fully functioning aid stations on the 15.6 mile loop. There will be aid approximately every 5 miles and, additionally, at the start/finish area. These aid stations will be available to all runners, regardless of distance so that runners access to fluids and fuel approximately every four miles. All Aid stations will have water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, candy, sodas, soup, and additional Hammer Nutrition products. In an effort to minimize trash and waste, all participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle. Runners may not accept any aid from anyone (crew, family, friend, moving vehicle, bicycle,) outside of an Aid Station. You may bring your own hydration and nutrition, if you have specific dietary needs.

REST ROOMS: There are several restrooms along the course. These areas will be well-marked.

DROP BAGS: There will be an area at the Start/Finish for your drop bags. Drop bags should be labeled with your name and race number prior to leaving them in the staging area. Please collect your belongings at the finish. We are not responsible for lost items and we will not mail drop bags or other items left at the race. Any items left behind will be donated to the Salvation Army.

AWARDS: First Male and Female Overall; First Male and Female Master; First Male and Female Grand Master. No duplicate awards.

REGISTRATION FEES: $70.00 until February 28th, $80.00 from March 1- 14 and 100.00 day of the race. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GIVEN TO CHARITY. We cannot guarantee correct shirt sizes for entries received after March 1st. The shirts will be a totally cool, gender-specific branded product, so you don’t want to miss out. We are limiting participation to 300 runners and we do expect the race to sell out. Early registration is encouraged.

REFUND POLICY: No refund of entry fees once you are registered for the race.​

CANCELLATION POLICY: Should the race be cancelled due to inclement weather or the course closed due to hazards entry fees will immediately be applied to the follow year’s race. Entry fees will not be refunded.

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 this event in the future.

DISQUALIFICATION POLICY: If a runner is unable to keep the appropriate pace and is in danger of missing the 17 hour cut off they will be asked to remove themselves from the race. This cut-off is in place for the safety of the runner as well as those 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 a runner finds him or herself off the course they must return to the place on the course where they left the course and proceed from that point forward. They may not accept a ride back to the point where they left the course. Any runner that receives aid, nutrition, or hydration outside of a designated station will be disqualified. Any runner that fails to run the entire course, as it is marked will be disqualified..



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Submitted On: 2/26/2014
By: puremass

Modified On: 2/26/2014

Editors: tonimcalister



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