Thunderbunny 50k Course
ElevationAscent: 2,158' 658 m
Descent: -2,167' -660 m
High: 1,002' 305 m
Low: 659' 201 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A beautiful rolling course on the trails of southeast Ohio at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, OH.”— Nick V.
Runners then encounter a very steep decline to the Hope Dr. aid station which contains a short out-and-back, so keep in mind "what goes down will come up again." Only the best of climbers will be able to run this section after leaving the aid station as it is very steep gravel path heading up about 350 feet in 0.5 mile.
One more big climb around mile 24 with another short climb following the descent from there are all that stand between you and the finish line. It is quite relieving as you exit the trail at mile 29.5 at the park campground area and run along the park roads the rest of the way to the finish back at the beach. Overall, the race features a great course, great race direction, and great volunteers. No wonder it draws some of the very best and elite trail runners from all around!
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