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24-HOUR ULTRA MARATHON
*No Pets Allowed Inside Olander Park at Any Time. No exceptions.
Challenge yourself, or your team of 4-10 participants, to 24 hours of running/walking around Olander Park’s scenic 1.091 mile lakeside path. This Ultra endurance challenge is like none other in NW Ohio, and the entire course is flat, paved and contained within the park.
Your End-of-year Marathon & BQ Opportunity
The Olander 24-Hour Ultra’s flat, fast, enclosed course also offers a certified Boston Qualifying opportunity. Run your age group time in Sylvania and earn a trip to Boston. Contact us with Olander Marathon & BQ questions.
Sylvania, Ohio’s Olander Park is the former home of the 24-Hour National Championships. Participants of the Olander 24-Hour Endurance Challenge will start at 10am on Saturday morning and finish at 10am Sunday, after a scenic and entertaining 24 hours with friends, family and the holiday weekend community. Scheduled meals, safety lighting and an entertainment stage will help you get through the challenge. For your overnight stay, tent camping will be available inside Olander, and RV’s in the east parking lot only — at no additional charge. Spots are available on a first come basis. Register with friends and family and enjoy the Labor Day weekend outside, with all Olander Park has to offer.
Start Time: 10:00am Saturday
Course Open: 24 hours
Maximum Field: 100 Individuals & 125 Team Members
Minimum Age: 16 on Race Day
- Custom Apparel Item (Individual Ultra)
- Commemorative Shirt (Relay Teams & Individual Ultra)
- Dynamic Results
- Scheduled Meals & Snacks
- Full Park Access
- Free RV Parking & Camping
- Custom Finisher Medal
- Custom Awards
- Shareable Photos
- All Participants Will Be Chip Timed
- *Free Access to Park for Participants
- Scheduled Meals & Available Snacks
- *Lake Access (canoe, rowboat, paddle board, fishing)
- Sand Volleyball
- Kids Playground
- Charcoal Grills (camp fires NOT permitted)
- Vast Spectator Viewing
- RV Parking Area (near Olander beach)
- Large Grassy Areas for Tents
- Nature Viewing & Wildlife
- Scenic Photo Opportunities
- Shelter Houses
- Indoor Bathrooms (and Porta-Johns)
- Medical Presence
- Cookout & Awards Ceremony (Sunday 10:30am)
- No Dogs Allowed in Park
- and more…
- Custom Awards
Top Team/s • 100 Miles • 100K • 50 Miles • 50K
Mercy Health is our preferred sports medicine provider and provides all on course and finish line medical coverage. For immediate access to the Mercy Health Sports Medicine Team call the 24 hour Sports Medicine Hotline @ 419.754.7529.
Race Day Packet Pickup — 7:30am to 10:00am (Nederhouser Hall, Olander Park)
Registration is available during packet pickup.
Ample parking is available in the Northeast lot of Tam-o-Shanter Sports Complex, directly adjacent to gated entry into Olander Park. All relay team members must park at Tam-o-Shanter. Parking inside Olander is available for individual ultra registrants and RVs only.
Run the 1.091 mile loop around Olander Lake, where you’ll enjoy the scenery, entertainment and enough shade to help keep you cool. The course will be lined with tents and picnicking spectators cheering you on. You’ll pass by several restrooms/porta-johns, rest stops, and have access to our scheduled meals, hydration stations and snacks. — Flat, Paved Course
*Detailed map with all markings publishing soon.
Tent camping will be available inside Olander, and a large area in the Tam-O-Shanter parking lot will be setup to accommodate Relay Team vehicles. RV parking will be available in the east lot at Olander Park only — at no additional charge. Spots are available on a first come basis.
*RV sewage/dark water hookups NOT available. Clean water access is available. RV’s parking in the designated lot at Olander Park will not be allowed to leave until after the event finished on Sunday morning (10:30am).
*Standard park rates apply for non-participant/non-resident entry, as well as canoe and rowboat rental. You may bring your own licensed kayak, rowboat or paddle board — park policies for life jacket usage must be followed at all times and will be posted in the park’s boat house. Park noise curfew will be honored and posted. Dogs are NOT allowed inside Olander Park.
**Be sure to register by August 15th to guarantee receiving a custom event apparel. You must pick up your apparel at race day packet pickup. All apparel not picked up by 10:30am Sunday will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis to those who registered after guarantee date, and haven’t already received a pullover or shirt.