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Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon 2025

May 31, 2025 - June 1, 2025

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Last Updated June 9, 2024 --

The 2025 event date is not confirmed --The Annual Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon 2025 is the fifth-oldest Ultra race in North America and is rated by Strambecco as one of the best trail-running races in the Midwest. The event is prestigious, starting with being the first leg in the Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. Mohican is also a qualifier event for the famed Western States 100 and a UTMB World Series event.

Below, you will find information on course details, lodgingdining, and other outdoor activities to do while in town for the Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon 2025

Event & Course Info

The course is 95% trail winding 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. Whatever distance you choose, Mohican volunteers will help you complete your journey.

Ask a Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon 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 follow in the footsteps 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.

Area Accommodations & Things to Do

The Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon host city, Loudonville, is a small village in Ashland County, Ohio, USA. It is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months, thanks to its proximity to Mohican State Park and the Mohican River. In addition to the accommodations, Loudonville offers plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy, such as hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing in the Mohican River. The area also has several restaurants, shops, and attractions, including the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum, the Mohican State Park Fire Tower, and the Mohican River Wildlife Area.

Where to Stay in Loudonville

This part of Ohio caters well to those who enjoy the great outdoors and is known as the camping and canoeing capital of the state. Recommended lodging for the Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon is at Mohican Adventures, located 1 mile from downtown and offers camping and cabins, as well as Mohican Lodge & Conference CenterMohican Cabins, The Blackfork Inn B&B, Landoll’s Mohican Castle, Mohican Outdoor School, Little Brown Inn, and Wishmaker House. If you prefer a more home-like experience, check out some of the area vacation rentals or one-of-a-kind camping locations if you enjoy sleeping under the stars. There are several cabin and camping options available in the Mohican State Park. The park offers several types of camping, including primitive camping, RV camping, and cabin rentals. Some popular cabin rentals include the Mohican Adventures Cabins and the Mohican State Park Lodge Cabins.

Dining in Loudonville

Loudonville, Ohio, offers a quaint and cozy culinary scene characterized by a selection of charming local eateries and cafes. These spots often highlight homemade, traditional American dishes, perfect for enjoying in the town’s laid-back, small-town atmosphere. Local favorites include Black Fork BistroMohican Market & Cafe, and Stella’s Ice Cream Shoppe and Coffee House.

Outdoor Activities around Loudonville

Nestled in the heart of Ohio, Loudonville offers a blend of scenic beauty and thrilling outdoor activities, making it a perfect destination for adventurers and nature lovers. As the weather warms in May, the area becomes a vibrant playground for outdoor athletes. The Mohican River, winding through the lush landscapes of Loudonville, is an idyllic setting for water sports enthusiasts. In May, when the water levels are just right, the river offers excellent conditions for both canoeing and kayaking. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely paddle or an exciting venture through mild rapids, the Mohican provides a refreshing escape with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Mohican State Park presents a variety of hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. One of the highlights is the Lyons Falls Trail, a moderate hike that takes adventurers through dense woodlands to stunning waterfalls. The trail’s path allows you to immerse yourself in the budding spring flora and the soothing sounds of cascading waters, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of everyday life.

Loudonville is also a bird-watching hotspot, particularly at the Funk Bottoms Wildlife Area. This unique habitat, located just a short drive from the town center, is home to a diverse array of bird species. Outdoor athletes with a passion for nature and photography, or those just looking to balance out their intense day of biking, can enjoy a quiet day observing and capturing images of everything from waterfowls to rare songbirds in their natural environment.

Related Events

The Midwest Grand Slam of Ultrarunning was established in 2012 and is comprised of completing any four of the Midwest's premier 100-mile trail races:  Mohican Trail 100-50-Marathon; Kettle Moraine 100; Burning River 100; Hallucination 100; Indiana Trail 100Runners completing all five races are designated “Super Slammers.”

The Western States 100 is the grandaddy of ultra-running events.  It is an epic 100-mile trail run from Olympic Valley to Auburn, CA, in one day on the last weekend of June. It is the world's oldest 100 trail race, starting in 1974 as one of the ultimate endurance tests. Over the course, runners will climb more than 18,000 feet and descend 23,000 feet.  See the dedicated Western States Endurance Run website for details on the lottery process, training, support, and volunteer opportunities. Participants must qualify for the race within two years and enter the lottery. If you are selected as part of the lottery, you are officially sent details to register within two weeks. If not completed in time, the registration will be available to runners on the waitlist of 50-75 people.

UTMB World Series is the ultimate global trail running series uniting the sport’s biggest stars and amateur runners through a leading international event series in the most stunning locations.  The UTMB World Series gives all trail runners a chance to experience UTMB events worldwide, with 25 events taking place across Asia, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas in 2022. It is the only place runners can begin their quest to UTMB Mont-Blanc, home of the prestigious UTMB World Series Finals.  The UTMB World Series integrates three levels of events:

  • UTMB World Series Finals
  • UTMB World Series Majors
  • UTMB World Series Events

To qualify to enter the lottery for Finals or Major events, you must collect a "Running Stone" by finishing qualifier events in the 20k, 50k, 100k, or 100M categories.  Only 1 Running Stone has been acquired in the past two years, and it is mandatory to enter the lottery. Running Stones are cumulative, have no expiration date, and each Running Stone gives you an additional chance to be drawn.  Collecting Running Stones is the only way to access regular runners' UTMB World Series Finals.  Discover the 25 events that will allow you to collect Running Stones in 2022 to enter the UTMB Mont-Blanc lottery from 2023 onwards here.

There is also a famed sister mountain bike event, the Mohican MTB 100, taking place earlier in the month. It's part of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE) and is rated one of the Best Mountain Bike Race Events in the Midwest.


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