Monday, January 1, 2024

Course Information and Registered Runner Packet

Saturday April 20, 2024

Hello runners! Please let me first start out by thanking each of you for deciding to run this race. The volunteers are so excited to have you all come and see the great Mohican State Park. This race has donated over $46,000 including Delaware County Special Olympics the Galion Girls Softball Program, YMCA, Mohican Trails Club, Mohican MT Bike Club, Race 362 and The Rock Foundation as well as helped out a local injured runner.

EPIC ULTRA (race) Etiquette

To Quote a great read from the Prairie Sprit Trail 100 and 50 mile race.  

“What is EPIC ULTRA (race) Etiquette?  Wikipedia defines etiquette as a code of behavior that delineates “expectations” for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. Based on this definition, EPIC ULTRA-etiquette can be most simply and generically stated as: "Whiners will be openly scorned and ridiculed!"  Yes, you read that right, and if it offends are probably not really cut out for this sport and especially these particular events.

Race Day

Runners will have packet pick up race day morning starting at 6:00 am. 

Emergency Medical Staff will be on hand. They will be wearing high visibility vests. They are there for medical emergencies not blisters. We have an emergency plan in place. Please let any volunteer know of Emergencies.

Aid Stations will have: COKE (2 liters) Mt Dew, Pepsi, WATER, V-8 (46 oz) Gatorade, PB&J, CORN CHIPS, PRETZELS (big bag:small/salt) RAISINS 1.5 oz pks Reeses Pieces big bag M & M'S plain big bag SALTINES WATERMELON seedless BANANAS (cases) ORANGES (case) SALT (SHAKERS) FIG NEWTONS (l lb) Comes in 2lb pk CHOC CHIP (48 sleeves IGA Brand) PayDay Candy Bar ICE  POTATOES CHIP REGULAR/SALTY  Salt & Vinegar Pringles  MEDICAL SUPPLIES: IBUPROFEN (bottles) VASELINE TUMS (roll) BAND AIDS Variety Pack. Want anything more plan on it like Gel packets S-caps or E-Caps bring what you need! No Drop bags...

Cups will be available but you may not take them from the aid station. Carry a water bottle. Some people do not realize the magnitude of elevation you will be running and these trails will take it out of you. Hydrate and carry water. Throw ALL Trash in waste containers we have provided. Flags are not trash cans and littering will be a reason you will never run FTPR races ever again. Don’t be that runner.
After Race
There will be showers for runners after the race so bring your shower gear. 

We will once again have food and drink available for all of you runners after the 50k race. (12:00 PM for Drinks) Have a beer or two and be responsible and when gone gone. So run fast. Stay at a cabin and Don't Drink and Drive! 

The volunteers are working hard on this for you! Tell them thank you.

Race Location
The start and finish will be at Mohican Adventures. Please note that they do have fully furnished cabins with hot tubs available. Some of the cabins have room for 10-12 people. With a hot tub. HELLO! GROUP UP! They also have smaller cabins. Please check their web site out. It should be noted that the Mohican lodge and Conference Center also has deals for the runners. So check for best rates available.

Spectators and Family

Spectators:  (Watch for runners and drive super slow) If you hike any trails at certain areas make sure to give way to the runners. The Park Ranger will ticket speeders. Stay away from the covered bridge aid station area. Do not park at the covered bridge and or the fire tower. You may park opposite of Covered bridge Aid Station across river and wait on that side. Runners will come through this three times.  Runner will be DQ'd if you violate this.  

Course and Maps

Course Markings: All course marking will be on your left on the direction you are going. Out and back sections markings for return runners will mirror the other and placed on the left as well.

50K Runners will start at 7:30 am and 25k will start at 9:00 am. Trust me you will not get lost it will be well marked and course marshal's will be out there with signs. This is a trail race so all miles are "ISH" and 25K runners will have more of a 16.6ish mile course depending on who's GPS you want to believe. None of them will be right. Next year just do the 50K which is our goal.

The course color coded utility flags will be every 1/10th of a mile and every 5 ft at turns.

Race Parking
Do not pull into Mohican Adventures to park. You will be parking behind this campground. If using GPS enter Township highways 3044 Loudonville Ohio. There will be a large FTPR Parking sign on start route 3. There will be people directing you where to park. Please pull in tight so we can get everyone in the parking area. 

Parking will be just north and behind to the Mohican Adventures Campground. The parking location is at Twp Hwy 3044 Loudonville Ohio.

This sign (below) will take you to the parking. Do not enter campgrounds to find parking. Parking will be just north and adjacent to the Mohican Adventures Campground. Once more the parking location is at  Twp Hwy 3044 Loudonville Ohio. 

Bad Weather Lighting Floods
Race Postponement due to extreme rain or lightning will be time delayed or moved to a different date. 50k will first try to be moved two weekends out and then each weekend thereafter until conditions improve. No refunds will be given if you are not able to attend the rescheduled date.

Email me if you have any questions Please contact the race director(s). Mark Carrol or Chad Heald at