Regal Beagle Ultra Races

May 12th and December 2nd

These 50k and 25K races both start and end in the Bath Nature Reserve at the Regal Beagle Lodge and will traverse wetlands, woodlands, and rolling hills. 

The December Regal Beagle has a 5 mile option. 


Bath Nature Preserve

4160 Ira Rd

Bath OH 44333

Race Directors

Jennifer Douglas

Connie Gardner

Race Information

May 12th

50k   $60        7:30 am start

25k   $50        7:30 am start

(No 5 mile distance)

December 2nd

50k   $60        8:00 am start

25k   $50        8:00 am start

5m    $35        8:00 am start


We need help for course marking, bib pickup, aid stations, parking, and sweeping. 

Contact Jennifer Douglas on the footer of this webpage

Aid Station Support

There will be one aid station at the start/ finish line which will have water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, candy, sodas, fruit, and sports drink. In an effort to minimize trash and waste, all participants are encouraged to carry a water bottle.  Additional water jugs may be dropped at the half way point of the course if warm weather mandates.

Drop Bags

There will be an area at the Start/Finish for your drop bags. You may bring your own hydration and nutrition if you have specific dietary needs. Please label your name and race number prior to leaving them in the staging area... and take your stuff home. 


Each starter will receive a high-quality tech-fabric race shirt, full access to the aid station and a cool finisher medal. 


First Male & Female overall

First Male & Female master

First Male & Female grand master

Race Directors

Jennifer Douglas

Jennifer Douglas held the inaugural Regal Beagle Ultra in the Bath Nature Preserve in December of 2017. Proceeds were donated back to the nature preserve. Jennifer is active in local community groups that serve to promote healthy lifestyles as well as bettering the community for all to enjoy. 

Connie Gardner

Race Director Connie Gardner is a local running legend and has won 11 USATF national championships. Connie finished first at  Burning River 100 Mile Trail Race (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012), Mohican 100 Mile Trail Race (2001, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2016), NorthCoast 24-Hour Endurance Run (2010, 2011), Tussey Mountainback 50 Miler (2011), and the JFK 50 Miler (2002, 2004, 2008). She won the inaugural Canal Corridor 100 (2017).

About the Regal Beagle Lodge

The lodge sits on land previously owned by the Firestone family. Raymond Firestone had the building constructed and named it the Regal Beagle. He is believed to have used the land for hunting, especially fox hunts, for which Firestone was well known.

Course Map

Starts and Ends at Regal Beagle Lodge

Loop Course

One loop - 5+ miles (December race only)

Three loops - 25K

Six loops - 50K

Hang around after for goodies !

Top Performers

Mens 50K

'17Travis Zipfel (29)3:46:41

'17Josh Sanders (35)3:51:39

'17Michael Spangler (33)4:09:15

'17James Kuenzli (38)4:34:41

'17Mark Sukie (50)4:38:09

'17Tim Crow (53)4:41:24

'17Anthony Balasco (66)4:47:16

'17Karl Kemmerer (24)4:48:34

'17Grady Brecheisen (30)4:53:17

'17George Themelis (58)4:53:46

Womens 50K

'17Kristina Reilly (30)4:42:49

'17Tracy Mack (37)5:10:13

'17Karen Slovak (50)5:17:49

'17Bridget Walker (51)6:20:14

'17Sydney Chinchana (35)



Parking will be either at the first lot (about 1/2 mile from Regal Beagle) or in grass lot on left before you get to the University of Akron Field Station. Please follow parking attendant directions.

4160 Ira Rd Bath OH 44333


Bath Township Community Development Corporation, a Non-Profit Corporation

Bath Nature Preserve (Bath Parks) houses the University of Akron Biology Field Station. The mission of the University of Akron Field Station (UAFS) is to serve the public through research, education, and service that promotes a better understanding of the relationship we have with our natural environment.  Bath Nature Preserve includes about 40 acres of wetlands, 175 acres of grasslands, several streams, and both Beech-Maple and Oak-Hickory Woods

Girls with Sole

Girls With Sole is the only local organization providing free fitness and wellness programs, running shoes and fitness journals to girls ages 9-18 who have experienced abuse of any kind, or who are at-risk. Your support enables GWS to directly impact the lives of girls in our community who need our programs in order to gain empowerment, self-esteem and a sense of belonging, as well as, fitness and fun! 

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Hope to see you at the Regal Beagle !