Buzzard Day 100k, 50k, 25k

March 17, 2018

The Buzzard Day Race is the perfect opportunity to share one of Medina County's premier training grounds.  The well-groomed horse trails and section of Ohio's Buckeye Trail features some roots, rocks, and some scenic water crossings along the riverbeds.  This race is the first and only Ultra-Marathon and trail race series in the Hinckley Reservation.  The beauty of this gem in the Cleveland Metroparks is sure to not disappoint!


Hinckley Reservation​

1151 Ledge Rd

Hinckley, Ohio 44233

Race Director

Roy Heger (The Ol' Buzzard)

Race Information


100K      6:00am start        $80

50K         8:00am start        $60

25K         8:00am start        $50

Course Markings

The course will be elaborately marked the evening prior to the event.  The course will be marked with various brightly colored streamers, pie plates, arrows, and signs and an assorment of other objects that are unnatural to the forest.  There is no reason for anyone to have difficultly following the course markings.  The Ol' Buzzard will also be leading several course familiarization runs.


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.

Aid Stations

Three fully functioning aid stations approximately every 5 miles.  All Aid stations will have water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, candy, sodas, soup, and sports drink. 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 outside of an Aid Station.  You may bring your own hydration and nutrition, if you have specific dietary needs. 

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.


First Male and Female Overall

First Male and Female Master

First Male and Female Grand Master

No duplicate awards.

Course Map - 15.6 mile loop

The Ol' Buzzard will surely change this!!

15.6 mile loop 

Mens 100k Top Performers

'15Dustin Smith (30)9:53:17

'17Brian Polan (36)10:08:13

'14Avery Collins (21)10:21:00

'15Charles Twigg (47)10:56:08

'16Mike Cooper (34)11:00:30

'16David Peterman (53)11:21:41

'17David Peterman (54)11:47:46

'15David Peterman (52)11:49:48

'16Chadwick Robinson (36)11:52:26

'17Charles Twigg (49)12:01:37

Womens 100k Top Performers

'16Beth Gilday (54)12:55:14

'16Jill Dematteis (48)13:21:28

'16Michelle Bichsel (42)15:31:21

'16Laura Hufschmidt (35)16:30:00

'16Jessica Bohn (37)16:30:00

'17Stacie Humm (40)16:56:34

'14Tami Rhoades (44)17:13:00

'15Kimberly Durst (31)17:22:15


Hinckley Reservation

100K start - 6:00am

50K start - 8:00am

25K start - 8:00am

Start Address

1151 Ledge Road Hinckley Ohio 44233

Hinckley Buzzard Day

What the heck is Buzzard Day?

Run To Share


Created by founder Roy Heger Run to Share is an incorporated 501 (c) (3) non-profit that exists to financially and physically assist groups and individuals in need.

Organizations Supported

  • The Patriot Runners Ellie 
  • St Clair Scholarship at Highland High School 
  • Brooklyn Exchange Club/Cabin 
  • Medina County Road Runners Scholarship 
  • Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley 

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Hope to see you at the Buzzards Day Race!!!