Saturday, May 20 @ 7:30 am

COURSE DESCRIPTION: “John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The 752-acre park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river. A portion of the gorge itself is designated as a national natural landmark.”

COURSE MAP: 3 loop course traversing through beautiful John Bryan State Park–and is the same popular course used in 2021. Each loop will be approximately 10.3 miles. The course map is shown HERE .

AID STATIONS:  Fully manned aid stations at miles 5, 10.3, 15.3, 20.6, 25.6. Water only station at miles 2.2, 7, 9, 12.5, 17.3, 19.3, 23, 27.6, and 29.6.

We again strive to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience at our fully manned aid stations.  To support this, similar to 2021, all available items will be presented to you on a display table and an aid station worker will grab for you whatever you may need.  Items will include: water, Gatorade, chips, pretzels, pickles/pickle juice, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, and cookies. 

Newly Built restrooms are available near the start/finish shelter aid station.

DROP BAGS:  You can have drop bags at miles 10.3 and 20.6 (Start/Finish).  For the safety of you and others, you will manage your own drop back and the volunteers will not access them.

PACKET PICK-UP:  Packet pick-up will begin at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st, at the shelter in the campground.  Enter the park and park in the first parking lot on the right after the park office.  The shelter is up against the hill on the left outside of the parking lot.

PARKING: John Bryan State Park, Yellow Springs, Ohio.  We will fill the main lot (I will have at least two spots coned for the course). We will also have volunteers helping direct runners to other parking areas. Do not park in the campground unless you have a camping permit.

CUT-OFFS:  For the safety of the runners and the comfort of the volunteers, cutoffs will be enforced.  Total completion time is 9 hours or 4:30 p.m.  To complete within 9-hours you must start your third loop by 1:30 p.m. The sweeper will begin sweeping at 2:00 p.m. and you must stay ahead of the sweeper.

EARLY START OPTION Back again this year! We are allowing an early start option for those concerned about the 9-hour cut off.  Runners, after checking in at packet pick up, can begin their run at 6:30 AM for an early start.  Early start runners will only be eligible for a finisher award.

FEES and Registration details:   

$45 includes a short-sleeve lightweight tech t-shirt.


Please note, the last several years of this race we have sold out and had to start a waitlist.  We will accept registrations through April 1st or when we reach race capacity, whichever comes first.  Please contact the race directors by using the link below if registration is closed or sold out to inquire about the waitlist and registration.   

AWARDS: Awards for top three overall female, male, and non-binary runners and a Special 15th year finishing awards for all who complete the course within the 9-hour cut-off.   “Dig Down Deep” award for the last finisher who completes both loops within 9 hours.

RACE DIRECTOR(S):  Ashley (Eder) Hartoin and Al Eder