FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021- Athens, Ohio
The Collegiate Running Association (CRA) and the Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners (SEOTR) renewed their partnership to bring the Collegiate 12K Trail Running National Championship to Athens, Ohio for 2020 and 2021. The 2021 Thunderbunny 12K Trail Race will be held Friday, May 7, and along with the Collegiate Championships, the event will also host their famous 25K and 50K races on Saturday morning.
The 2019 event sold out, so you will want to register early. Like all of our championships, this event is Open To The Public, and offers prize money specifically reserved for college students. Check eligibility requirements or send us an email message with questions.
The 2019 Thunderbunny 12K (~7.5 Miles) Trail Race served as host of the Collegiate Trail Running National Championships for the first time in race history. This amazing event runs through the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio within Strouds Run State Park near Athens, Ohio, the home of Ohio University. The park sits on the fringes of the city of Athens with park boundaries coinciding with the city limits in several places. The course is a mixture of mostly single track dirt and grass trails and had a total of 1,099 feet of elevation gain spread throughout the beautiful loop course. The park comprises 2,600 acres, and includes Dow Lake, a 160-acre lake created in 1960. The start and finish lines are located next to the lake which is a common destination of Ohio University students to enjoy the weather on sunny spring or summer days.
There are also 25K (~15.5 Miles) and 50K (~31.1 Miles) events held on the race weekend (Saturday morning). Due to Strouds Run State Park use permits these races are limited to the first 400 total registered participants each day. In 2019 the event Sold Out nearly 2 months before the event! Please be sure to register early to reserve your spot.
Prize Money Breakdown (TBA)
2021 Race Preview