5 Lakes Ultra Race
5 Lakes Ultra
Sat Aug.5 2023 04:00:00 GTM-04:00 (Eastern Standard Time)

5 Lakes Ultra Race

Bolivar-Piedmont, Ohio | 200 mile , 100 mile , 100K , 50K ,

Race Info

Start Address

  • 11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612
    • Distance




    • 200 mile
      4:00 am
    • 100 mile
      4:00 am
    • 100K
      9:00 am
    • 50K
      1:00 pm
    Team RWB Logo

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    Race Overview

    Course Description

    Race Schedule


    Race Events Schedule


    Sleep Stations



    SatAug.5 2023 5 Lakes Ultra Race


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    Race Overview

    The 5 Lakes Ultra Races is final race in our Lakes Series consisting of 50k, 100k, 100 mile and 200 mile options. THE 50k, 100k AND 100 MILE ARE ALL POINT TO POINT!!! Both the 100 and 200 mile distances will start at Fort Laurens Museum in Bolivar and head south following the Buckeye trail and branching off to 5 of Ohio’s freshwater lakes. At Atwood Lake Park 100K runners will start and follow the same route heading south, followed by 50K runners joining at Tappan Lake Park.

    The first three races of the series each take place on trails around one of Ohio’s beautiful lakes, mainly on Muskingum Watershed Conservatory District property. All runners who complete all 4 races in the series will not only receive their medal/buckle at the finish of the 5 Lakes Ultra but also 2 additional medals in the shape of the remaining 2 lakes in the chain of 5 Lakes. These will link together with the previous race’s medals to make the chain of lakes! All runners who sign up for all 4 of the series races will also receive a Series Jacket!

    We are also in a partnership with both the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and The Buckeye Trail Association for these race series!!
    The Muskingum River Watershed, which covers more than 8,000 square miles and drains into the Muskingum River, is the largest wholly contained watershed in the state of Ohio, covering about 20 percent of the state. The Muskingum River – which is formed by the confluence of the Tuscarawas and Walhonding rivers at Coshocton, OH – empties into the Ohio River at Marietta.

    The system of reservoirs and dams in the watershed offers flood reduction and water conservation benefits to the region’s property owners and residents. The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, was responsible for the development of the reservoirs and dams. Today the MWCD is dedicated to providing the benefits of flood reduction, water conservation and recreational opportunities in the Muskingum River Watershed. To make a donation to the Muskingum Watershed.

    The purpose of the Buckeye Trail Association is to promote the construction, maintenance, and use of a state-wide trail system, within the State of Ohio, to be supplemented with side trails, campsites, and other facilities, so as to render accessible some of the historical and beauty spots of the Buckeye State. The trail shall be primarily a footpath, but certain portions may be designated for use by horsemen and/or other non-motorized users. Said corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes co-extensive with the purposes set forth in Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) including for such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under said Section.

    The Buckeye Trail Association is a large, strong body of volunteers who maintain and promote the trail. Though the entire route is marked, the Buckeye Trail continues to change and improve. The BTA looks for ways to move road sections off the roads, and to upgrade those off-road sections to high quality trail. To make a donation to Buckeye Trail Association click here or become a member!!



    Course Description

    Aid Stations

    As always we at Race Brimstone make sure you have more than enough food and Hydration at our aid stations.

    Tuscazoar south parking lot:

    The 50k, 100k and 100 mile are all POINT TO POINT on virtually untouched portions of the Buckeye Trail!! The 200 Mile is an out and back!!

    Race Schedule

    Additional information

    Friday August 4th 4-8pm:

    Race packet pickup

    Saturday August 5th 3-3:45am:

    100-200 mile race day packet pickup

    Saturday August 5th 3:45am:

    Final race instructions and National Anthem

    Saturday August 5th 4am:

    100 mile 200 mile RACE STARTS!

    Saturday August 5th 7:45-8:45am:

    100k race day packet pickup

    Saturday August 5th 8:45am:

    100k Final race instructions and National Anthem

    Saturday August 5th 9am:

    100K RACE START!

    Saturday August 5th 11:45-12:45am:

    50K race day packet pickup

    Saturday August 5th 12:45pm:

    50K Final race instructions and National Anthem

    Saturday August 5th 1:00pm:


    Saturday August 5th 12am:

    50K Race Ends

    Sunday August 6th 3pm:

    100K Race Ends

    Sunday August 6th 9pm:

    100 Mile Race Ends

    Wednesday August 9th 4am :

    200 Mile Race Ends


    Most of our aid stations will have crew access please see Aid Station guide for crew access aid station. Crew will only be allowed to aid their runners at the aid station locations. Please NO crewing along roadways between aid stations. Attached is a driving guide to each aid station along with places you may want to visit along the way. Runners are not required we certainly encourage 100 and 200 mile runners to have a crew. We ask crews to please follow any signage and directions from aid station staff at each aid station and please do not block any public roadways. Runners will be automatically disqualified for receiving aid from crew outside of crew access aid stations

    Race Events Schedule

    Start Address

    11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612


    Start Time

    # of Entrants


    200 mile
    4:00 am
    100 mile
    4:00 am
    9:00 am
    1:00 pm

    100 and 200 Mile Start And Early Packet Pickup Location


    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDistance/Duration
    CrystalShinoskyConcord TwpOH51Female200-mile
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDistance/Duration
    JohnHouseholderNew PhiladelphiaOH35Male100-mile
    BrianPleatCuyahoga FallsOH65Male100-mile
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDistance/Duration
    First NameLast NameCityStateAgeGenderDistance/Duration
    scottbockSaint PaulMN55Male50k

    Cut off Times

    You’ve all worked hard to make it to 5 Lakes Endurance Race and we don’t want to cut anyone from the course. We are always generous with our cutoff times so we hope this won’t happen. However, it is a long race and there are so many moving parts. We need to ensure runner safety and be able to predict logistics and volunteer shifts. Cutoff times will only be enforced at Aid Stations with crew access. If a runner doesn’t have a crew, we will shuttle you to the Finish Line as soon as we are able.

    Cutoff Times Are As Follows:

    200 Mile- 96 Hours

    100 Mile- 36 Hours

    100K- 24 Hours

    50K- 11 Hours


    5 Lakes Ultra Race

    50K and 100K finishers will receive a sweet custom medal.
    100 Mile and 200 Mile Finishers will receive an awesome custom buckle.


    Tappin Lake Race

    What does CUPLESS mean? There will be no paper cups for cold drinks at the aid stations. Runners will be responsible for carrying their own containers to refill along the way. Grab a cup, a hydration vest, pouch, or water bottle and we will fill it at each aid station along the way. We ask you to help us in our efforts by preparing for a cup-free race day and thank you in advance for being good stewards of the trail. We will provide hot cups for coffee, broth, and soup.

    Leaving the Course


    200 Mile Runners will be able to leave the course at any aid station. However to do so you must follow the check out procedure. Runners will have to turn in their bib and timing chip to the aid station captain they then can leave the course but must return to the same aid station to get their bib and timing chip before the cutoff time for that aid station and resume their race from that point. This will allow runners to possibly car camp where permitted with their crew, get a nearby hotel or take advantage of one of the many Lake Parks that you will be running through.

    Dropping from the Race


    If possible runners should only drop from the race at Aid Stations. And must inform the aid station captain.
    If you drop at a non aid station location please call or text us and let us know right away 330-317-0081



    Pacers will be able to join their runner from mile 50 Bowerstown aid station on. Only 1 pacer per runner at any given time. Pacers are welcome and encouraged to use the aid stations and sleep stations. However pacers will have to give up their cot if other runners come in and need a cot.( we anticipate having plenty of cots that this won’t happen, but just know that it could be a scenario) Pacers will need to sign a pacer waiver which will be available at each pacer-access aid station. Pacers will be provided with a pacer bib which must be worn and visible while out on the course.

    Drop Bags


    Drop Bags should be clearly labeled with name, bib number, and aid station. We will do our best to keep drop bags protected from the elements by providing a pop up tent over drop bags at aid stations. However we still recommend weatherproofing your bags if this is a concern. Race Brimstone is not responsible for any lost or damaged items in drop bags, including the drop bags themselves. When you pass through an aid station and will no longer need your drop bag at that location, PLEASE move your drop bag to the “Return to Finish” pile so that we can quickly move it to the finish line to meet you later. We will have drop bag locations at Atwood Lake park(mile 33),Tappan Lake Park (mile 65) and at the 100 mile finish line for 200 mile runners.



    Roads will not be closed for the race. All runners MUST wear a forward facing light AND either a rear flashing light or reflective vest or garment on anytime on any roadway from dusk till dawn during the race most roads you will be running on are back country roads with light traffic however there will be some traffic so please be cautious. All runners are subject to all applicable traffic laws. So here are a few things to remember.

     Vehicles have the right of way and will NOT stop for you. 

    It is your responsibility to obey all traffic laws 

    Don’t run in the vehicle lane. 

    Use sidewalks, bike lanes, shoulders when possible.

    Run on the left side, facing traffic.

    Look both ways and cross when safe.

    Cross in crosswalks.

    Wait for crossing signals.

    Obey pedestrian laws.

    Stay safe.

    Sleep Stations

    We will have several sleep stations along the route for 200 mile runners to use. Locations are yet to be determined. Check back for updates.


    5 Lakes Ultra

    At all of our Race Brimstone races we offer our volunteers “Brimstone Bucks” $7 credit per volunteer hour to use for any of our future races. You can use your credits yourself or give them to a friend or family member. So not only are you helping the runners you are also saving yourself some dollars!
    If you would like to volunteer simply email us at racebrimstone@gmail.com let us know your name, phone number, best email address and your time availability.

      Volunteer Form

      Fill out the form below to Volunteer at this event.


      I, the undersigned, realize that running or walking a race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run or walk unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decisions of a race official relative to safely completing the race. I assume all risks associated in participating in this event, including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and the conditions of the road, all risks being known and approved by me. Having read this waiver, and knowing these facts, and in consideration of you accepting my entry, I, for myself, and anyone entitled to act in my behalf, hold harmless Race Brimstone, municipalities, parks systems, private property owners, sponsors, vendors, volunteers, their representatives and their successors from all claims of liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to us any photographs, video recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. All race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. The organizers reserve the right to reject entries or to make modifications or changes to the race without notice.

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