Mohican 100 Trail Run – General Info
Posted on: 22 Jan 2023

 

Mohican Trail 100 Start 2010

Photo: Mohican Trail 100 Start 2010

 

The Mohican Trail 100, 50, Marathon: General Information

 RACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 700 TO REGISTER

 

 

Sponsors: Hammer Nutrition, Great Lakes Brewing, Mansfield Running Club, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland Foot and Ankle Institute, Northeast Ohio Running Club, Cleveland West Roadrunners Club, Mohican Adventures 

 

35th Annual Mohican Trail Run 

SAVE THE RACE DATE: June 1-2, 2024, packet pickup on Friday May 31 

REGISTER HERE

2024 LIVE RESULTS HERE

Due to the incredible growth and popularity of the Mohican Trail Run, in 2020 the race date was moved up by two weeks to avoid the busy Father's Day Weekend. Our race alone brings about 2000 people to a town of 2600 on what has become a holiday weekend. For the last few years, we have made small adjustments to allow for more parking, including limiting the size of the race, moving the start of the race a mile away from the finish to add parking, and moving the Marathon Run from a more typical morning start to a noon start. By moving our date to a less busy weekend, we now offer runners the following advantages. 

  1. Increased racer limit
  2. Start and Finish in the same location
  3. Morning race start for the Marathon Run
  4. Ample parking near the start/finish
  5. Greater availability of camping/cabins on site at Mohican Adventures 

All new race information will be made public as it becomes available. You will not receive nonpublic information by contacting the race director. However, Race Specific Questions not available on the website should be directed to nolimit@mohican.net

For camping/cabin reservations or to change reservations to the new race dates please contact Mohican Adventures at info@mohicanadventures.com or call 419-994-2267. Please leave a detailed message and they will get back to you shortly.

 

UTMB has accepted the 2024 Mohican 26, 50, and 100 runs as Index Races. 
 
Mohican now has a five-year streak with UTMB. In case you haven't been following it: UTMB has been expanding in recent years, and now is a series of events that will be held over the course of the year and spread all across the world, rather than a single race held in France in August.  In past years, Mohican qualified runners to enter the lottery for the UTMB race in France held in August, but from now on Mohican will qualify you to participate in other UTMB world series events, and your participation in those other UTMB-owned events will then earn "running stones" that will be used for the UTMB finals events held in France each year.  So, put another way, running Mohican used to earn you direct access to the UTMB (France in August) lottery, but now running Mohican will serve as an "Index Race" that will qualify you for the world series events that earn running stones. 
 
All Mohican finishing results will be submitted to UTMB for inclusion in runners index; Mohican 100 will index for UTMB world series 100-mile events, the Mohican 50 will index for UTMB world series 100k events, and the Mohican marathon will index for UTMB 50k events. 
 
For more information, it listed at: https://utmb.world/index-races
 
 
Western States has selected the 2024 Mohican 100 as a qualifying race for the 2025 Western States 100.
Any runner who completes the race within the time limit will be qualified to apply for the lottery, which will be held in December 2024. For more information, see: https://www.wser.org/qualifying-races/
 
 
Runner Testimonials

Great Experience
"This was my first 50 miler Ultra Race and what a breathtaking course. I live in SF and was nervous about the weather that could have been on race day, but it turned out better than I could have asked for. It is hilly and but that’s to be expected. I’d recommend this race for anyone."

Top Tips:
Make sure to grab snack at the side stations. You may not be hungry right when passes but it good to keep snack on hand.
Julianne O'Hara
San Francisco, California

Review for Mohican 100 Mile, 50 Mile and Marathon Runs in Loudonville, Ohio

50 mile
"This was a wonderfully organized race with super friendly volunteers. The aid stations had a plethora of snacks and healthy choices. It made the race even more enjoyable. Thanks everyone"

Top Tips:
No tips needed keep up the good work
Ashley Cearbaugh
Etna-Troy, Indiana

Review for Mohican 100 Mile, 50 Mile and Marathon Runs in Loudonville, Ohio
Great tough race
"This race is truly a hike through the Ohio wilderness. A lot hillier than any other race I have done in Ohio and despite not having any super long climbs, is pretty comparable to some other races I've done out west. Felt like this whole race was up and down in varying degrees of incline."

Top Tips:
Prepare yourself, the aid stations are a little far apart in the second half of the loop.
Eric Geyer
Cleveland, Ohio

Review for Mohican 100 Mile, 50 Mile and Marathon Runs in Loudonville, Ohio

Fabulous Trail Race
"The Mohican was an amazing experience! The trails were absolutely gorgeous, even in the torrential downpour that came during the night. The course was marked well, and the aid stations were well stocked, and volunteers were so encouraging and supportive. I loved the hot chocolate and potato soup during the night! The medical team and podiatrist team at the finish line were incredible and took the best care of you. Definitely a repeat race!"

Top Tips:
The weather changes quickly. Bring extra clothes
SarahRuns, Zip Code: N3T4S6

 

Media

2021 Mini Movie video Highlights by Dirtwire.TV coming soon 

2021 Photos by Butch Phillips Photography Gallery  one

2021 Photos by Butch Phillips Photography Gallery two

2020 Photos by Butch Phillips Photography

2019 Video Highlights by MTBShack.com

2019 Mohican Trail Run Photos by Butch Phillips Photography 

2018 Richland News Coverage

2018 Mohican Trail Run Photos by Butch Phillips Photography

2017 Mohican Trail Run Photos by Butch Phillips Photography

2017 Video highlights by Trail Hound Collective

2016 Video highlights from this year's Mohican 100 presented by Trail Hound Collective

Mohican 100 Story of Redemption by Jonathan Flores

First Time Mohican 50 Runner Experience

 

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START TIMES: All Races will begin at the Pavilion at Mohican Adventures, located directly across from the campground. There is plenty of parking. Packet pickup will also be at Mohican Adventures. There will be Race Parking signs to direct you. 

  Mohican 100-mile run: 5 am

  Mohican 50-mile run:   6 am

  Mohican Marathon: 8 am

 

Race Start and Finish Location: Mohican Adventures pavilion, opposite the campground entrance, will be the location of packet pickup, race starts, and race finish. There will be plenty of available parking. Look for Race Parking signs located on the river side of SR3 

Other optional parking, if necessary here:

Mohican Adventures Upper Parking lot location

Loudonville Old Wally Road Parking Area location

 

Background

For 34 years, The Mohican Trail 100 Mile Run, often referred to as the MO100, has become one of the nation’s premier ultra-marathons. Home of the first ever USATF Ultra Running Championship in 2005, Mohican is reportedly the fifth oldest ultra-running race in the USA.

Traverse 95% Trail along a challenging course winding its way through the lush 5000-acre Mohican Memorial State Forest. Along with the 100, The Mohican 50-Mile and Marathon distances have become increasingly popular, offering runners a taste of the whole enchilada. Rest assured is that whatever distance you choose, Mohican volunteers will be there to help you complete your journey.

Ask a Mohican finisher and you will find that Mohican volunteers have become re-known for the level of  personal service offered to MO’s hopeful runners. As you run, you will be following in the foot-steps of many legendary MO Runners who have taken the Mohican Challenge, including famed Caballo Blanco of the national bestseller “Born to Run” who completed the Mohican 50 as one of the final races in his much celebrated life journey. Take the first step toward your Mohican journey by entering or volunteering today!   

Mohican is also the second stop of the NINTH annual Midwest Grand Slam

Whether you are an experienced ultra-marathoner or just looking for your first off-road Marathon, 50-mile or 100-mile race, MO should be on YOUR Must-Do list.

 

REGISTRATION

Online Registration Closes: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9pm ET

After online registration closes, racers can still register through Friday at packet pickup at Mohican Adventures

 Mohican Marathon racers can register until Saturday morning

 TEN TIME FINISHERS: All 10-time 100-mile finishers and race winners receive complimentary race entry.

  Simply email ablyoutdoors@hotmail.com to receive your personal registration code.

Registration Fees:

  All registration cut offs end at 9pm on the date specified using Eastern Standard Time.

100 Mile Race

  $240 before December 1/ $260 before February 1 / $280 before May 15 / $310 after May 15

50 Mile Race

  $140 before December 1 / $160 before February 1 / $180 before May 15 / $210 after May 15

Mohican Marathon

  $85 before December 1 / $95 before February 1/ $110 before May 15/ $125 after May 15

REFUND POLICY: Half of the registration fee can be refunded until May 15. No refunds will be made after May 15. For a refund, please send an email to Registration Director, Amy Kaylor, at ablyoutdoors@hotmail.com .

TRANSFER POLICY: Transfers can only be made online while registration is open. 

DEFERRALS POLICY: No deferrals unless the race is cancelled.

SWITCHING from 100 mile to 50 mile or Marathon: Because racers often do not know how their bodies will perform until just before race day, switching to a shorter distance is allowed. There is no refund of the difference in entry fee. You must let us know at packet pickup. No race day changes allowed. Please do not email or call to switch distances.

COMP Policy: Complimentary entries awarded to race winners, aid station captains, and all others expire within one year and can only be used for the year following the award. Complimentary entries cannot be used several years after they awarded.

LATE REGISTRATION: After online registration closes 100 mile and 50-mile racers can only register at the race on Friday, May 31. Mohican Marathon racers can register on Saturday morning, June 1, Saturday Marathon Registration begins at 6am. No registration for the 50- or 100-mile races will be available on Saturday morning.

 

Awards

  • Cash Awards for top finishers plus prizes (see below)
  • 100-MILE BUCKLE: Runners who complete the 100-mile course within the 32-hour time limit earn a custom Mohican 100 Mile Buckle.
  • 50+ FINISHERS MEDAL: Runners who do not finish the full 100 but complete at least 50 miles will receive a Custom Mohican 50+ Finishers Medal.
  • 1000 MILE BUCKLE: Runners who complete ten Mohican 100 races earn the Custom 1000-mile TEN TIME FINISHERS BUCKLE 
  • 2000 MILE BUCKLE Runners who complete 20 Mohican 100 races earn the Custom BIG 2000-mile TWENTY TIME FINISHERS BUCKLE
  • 50 MILE FINISHERS MEDAL: Runners who complete the 50-mile race receive a 50-mile finisher’s medal.
  • MARATHON FINISHERS MEDAL: Runners who complete the Mohican Marathon will receive a Mohican Marathon finisher’s medal.

 

CASH AWARDS CHART: 

Top Men's and Women's Overall Race Winners receive complimentary entry for 2025 race.

Marathon

Men: 200, 100, 80, 60, 50 

Women: 200, 100, 80, 60, 50

50 Mile

Men: 400, 300, 200, 100, 80

Women: 400, 300, 200, 100, 80

100 Mile

Men: 600, 400, 300, 200, 100

Women: 600, 400, 300, 200, 100

Top Male and Female in the following age groups will be recognized:

14 and under,15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ 

 

2015 Results, Photos, Video Highlights

Mohican Trail 100, 50 and Marathon Results (use tabs)

Mohican Trail 100 Mini Movie

Mohican Trail 100 Photos

 ABC Channel 7 News Video Documentary Feature: Tattoo Tom Mitchell, inspired by and in support of the StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation raises $86,000 and completes the Mohican Trail 100, receiving a special "Last of the Mohican's" award. 

2014 Photos by Butch Phillips Photography

2014 Photos by Daniella Colombo-Dougovito