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A Day in the Park 24 Hour Race

September 1 @ 7:00 am - September 2 @ 7:00 am

Introducing a new timed event produced in cooperation with the beautiful city of Lebanon, Ohio!

This event is a combo of a 100 mi race and a 24-hour timed event. The course loop is 1.05 mile long and will be USTAF-certified. The loop is flat with minimal elevation and crushed gravel, offering pretty views of the park as well as an ample place to set up your tent along the course.

We will also have a central aid station at the start/finish area offering a typical ultrarunning fair as well as a rotating menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items (including fresh fruit smoothies, pancakes, avocado wraps, popsicles etc).

This is a 24-hour event, however, if you want to run your fastest 100 miler - we will count this instead (for example: you ran 100 miles in 17 hours and want to stop, we will count you as a 17-hour 100 miler finisher, not a 24 hour. Or: you ran 100 mi in 17 hours but want to keep going, hoping to set the American Age Group record in 24 hours. You keep on running and we will count you as a 24-hour finisher. Let’s say you ran 140 mi in 24 hours. We will post this as your result. Only one result will be posted on ultrasignup. Either 24 hours or 100 mi - you can decide during the race, depending on how you feel.

We love this course- it’s so fast and gentle, flat, but not too boring (and our finish line will keep you entertained).

Brought to you by Empower Ultras, a women-owned and women-led Southwest Ohio-based company. We know timed events, having directed Vernal Equinox 48-24-12-8 Hour event for the past five years. Vernal Equinox grew to a nationally known event bringing in people from well beyond the Dayton/Cincinnati area and selling out every year.

You will get a high-quality swag, personalized, made in Ohio by a local artist, and awarded with your distance completed, and a beautiful belt buckle for everyone who runs 100 mi or more.

There are no refunds.

Runners of all races, ethnicities, and gender identities are welcome at Empower Ultras events and races. We are a women-owned and immigrant-owned company and inclusivity is very important to us. We encourage everyone, regardless of ability, age, body type, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression/identity, nationality, political affiliation, race, religion, or any other demographic to participate in all our events. We support diverse groups through our donations. We are proud to offer Athletes With Disability divisions in our races. We are constantly learning and we encourage input into our efforts to improve diversity at our events.

Packet pickup will be at the start/finish area
Friday 9/20 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9/21 5:30-6:30 am


Empower Ultra + Endurance Races
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Miller Ecological Park
Miller Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036
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