Saturday, November 4 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm

Come run through this beautiful wooded area with rolling hills, exciting gullies and the occasional creek crossing. You will be prancing along in a canopied forest that often parallels the serene Caesar Creek Lake with few companions save for magical woodland creatures.

 Register by Oct 1 to guarantee your race swag. A limited number will be available after that date.

Register here:

WHERE: Start/Finish Line is at Caesar Creek State Park Campground, 9000 Center Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177. Campground Lot.

PARKING: Caesar Creek State Park Campground, 9000 Center Rd, Wilmington, OH 45177. Campground Lot.

WHEN: Race Starts Oct 29 @ 8am.

PACKET PICKUP: On race morning @ 7 AM 


Race will start/finish at Campground Parking Area

  • Runners will start from the Campground and head south down a ~0.75 mile of paved section until you reach the trailhead  
  • Turn left at the trailhead to follow the South section of the Campground Loop.
  • Turn left at the bi-directional Turkey Run Trail and continue to follow the Turkey Run Trail to the Ward Loop (Do not take the Turkey Run connector trail) 
  • Turn right to follow the West section of Ward Loop (~3.5 miles)
  • The first unmanned Aid Station (water only) will be ~4 miles in at the end of Ward Road.  
  • Continue to follow the West section of the Ward Trail until reaching the creek
  • Turn right, cross the creek, and head up the hill, bearing right to the North section of Harveysburg Loop. (~6.25 miles)
  • Continue to follow the Harveysburg Loop along the lakefront
  • Turn right to follow the trail up to the Harveysburg MTB trailhead and the Aid Station at the top of the hill (~8.75 miles)
     o   You MUST check in at the aid station with the volunteer team
  • From the Aid Station, follow the trail back down the hill and turn right.  
  • Continue to bear right along the South section of the Harveysburg Loop.  
  • Runners will descend and cross the river to enter the East section of the Ward Loop (~10.5 miles)
  • Continue to bear to the right along the Ward Loop until you reach the road. 
  • Turn left onto Ward Road – there will be an unmanned Aid Station (water only) ~11 miles. 
  • Follow the road ~0.75 mile to the trail intersection on the right.  
  • Bear right to enter the bi-directional Turkey Run Section. 
  • Turn right onto the East section of the Campground Loop (~14 miles)
  • The campground loop will bring you back to the start/finish line

Total loop distance ~15.5 mi (GPS can be spotty in places, so your device final mileage may vary between 15.2 to 16 miles)

— 25K runners will run the loop once
— 50K 
runners will run the loop twice

GPX File: 


Trail Run Project

EARLY START: You may start early at 7am if you are concerned about the time limit. Check in at the Campground Registration table race morning at 7:00 am. Early Starters are not eligible for Overall Winner Awards, but will still be included in the prize drawing.

CUTOFF: 9.5 hours.50k runners must start the 2nd loop by 1pm. Runners past that mark will not be permitted to continue. 

AID STATIONS: There will be 4 aid stations – 2 manned, 2 unmanned. Manned aid stations (0 miles & 9 miles) will have a variety of snacks, Tailwind, water, hand sanitizers, menstrual products & Porta-potties.  2 Unmanned aid stations (4.5 miles & 11 miles)  will only have water. .  THIS IS A CUPLESS RACE. There will be no cups at any aid stations.

DROP BAGS:  Drop bags can be left at the start line/finish line for 50K participants

AWARDS: Awesome awards & Runners Plus gift cards for 1st Male and 1st Female in both 50K and 25K. All finishers will receive a swell Finisher’s gift. All participants stand a chance to win some sweet door prizes that include a Air Force Marathon entry for 2023, Noxgear Tracer 2, Tailwind, Runners Plus gift cards and goodies from Nathan Sports & Altra. Many more to come!

RACE DIRECTORS: Jennifer Summers & Brian Furderer

VOLUNTEERS: Meet some new friends and have a great time while making a valuable contribution to the local running community by volunteering at this event. If you would like to help, please contact the race directors (below), and we’ll be sure to find a job for you! Volunteers are the BEST PEOPLE on earth!

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