Represented by the Thunderbunny 12K

*PLEASE NOTE*  The Collegiate Trail Championship will just be the 12K distance, and not the 50K or 25K distance.

SEOTR and Thunderbunny is excited to partner with the Collegiate Running Association (CRA) to bring the Collegiate Trail Running National Championship to the Thunderbunny 12K Race! Now college students, regardless of experience, ability, or age, will have the opportunity to join other college students to compete in a trail running championship, and they'll be able to do it right here in beautiful Athens, Ohio and Strouds Run State Park, home to Ohio University!

Whether you're a college student competing on a division 1 varsity team, or a recreational college runner, you will be able to compete for Prize Money at the Thunderbunny 12K. Come join the Thunderbunny family, and register for the Collegiate Trail Running Championship today!

All details on the championship portion of the Thunderbunny events are listed below.  Please use the quick links below to see all official information on the Collegiate Running Association website. 

How it works? 

When registering for the Thunderbunny 12K, you'll be asked if you've been enrolled in a college course since January 1st. If you select "YES" to that question, your information will be sent to the Collegiate Running Association and you'll be included in the Collegiate Trail National Championship.

You'll toe the line for the Thunderbunny 12K, along with "general public" runners in the 12K, and then results for the college students will be separated to show the Trail Championship results. The top 5 college runners will be presented an award, as well as prize money being distributed by the CRA to the top 3 men and women college runners.  College students will not be eligible for the "general public" category awards.


Prize Money

The Collegiate Running Association will provide $3,000 of prize money distributed evenly to the top men and women.  Non college students are not eligible for this prize money.  

1st college male and female: $750

2nd college male & female: $500

3rd college male & female: $250

Category Awards

SEOTR will present category awards to the Top 5 college men & women.  These are separate from the "general public" category awards.

Race Directors
Hosted by Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners

Michael Owen

Jonathan Bernard

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The 2021 Thunderbunny Trail Races have been CANCELLED

Due to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) not approving or even reviewing special event permits until after May 31, we have cancelled the Thunderbunny Trail Races for 2021.  Unfortunately, this decision was out of our control.  Please read the full announcement about the cancellation in this press release, as well as information about the year ahead for SEOTR Events, and our hope to still direct in-person events in 2021!
Press Release on Thunderbunny Cancellation
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