Trail Run Challenge

2017 Trail Run Challenge

Ready, Set, Go – The Park District will hold a five race trail series in Your Parks. We challenge you to step outdoors and onto the trail as part of your healthy lifestyle. Whether you walk or run, you will be choosing a path to better health. All ages and abilities are welcome! 

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All races are 5k with start time promptly at 9 a.m. and registration at 8 a.m. Timing will provided by Alliance Running. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to get checked in, get your t-shirt and visit the wonderful vendors on site like Miami County Public Health and Up & Running. Click on the Parks below to view an aerial map of each race course. 

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - April 23

Garbry Big Woods Reserve - June 11

Lost Creek Reserve - July 23

Stillwater Prairie Reserve - August 13

Charleston Falls Preserve - September 17

Rain Date - September 24

*Courses are subject to change* 

**Only one rain date scheduled. Any other cancelled races will not be made up. No refunds**

Registration & Entry Fees

Preregistration:  $20* each race, includes a t-shirt or $15* each race without a t-shirt, see preregistration deadlines below

Hobart - April 12

Garbry - May 31

Lost Creek - July 12 

Stillwater - August 2

Charleston - September 6

Late and Day of Registration:  $25 each race (t-shirt NOT included)

Series Registration:  $75 for all 5 races (must register by April 13, includes each race t-shirt). If you preregister for the series AND compete in each race you will receive a specialized series shirt.

*Students & Individuals on teams of 10 or more:  Receive a $5 discount if you register early. If you preregister by dates above cost equals $15 and includes a t-shirt or $10 without a t-shirt. This discount does NOT apply to the series.

*All racers 4 & under are FREE unless they would like to receive a t-shirt, see preregistration dates above. 

Online Registration 

You can register online at

Mail-In Entries

Print the registration form and mail with check payable to Miami County Park District at:

Miami County Park District

2645 East State Route 41

Troy, OH 45373 

*No Refunds. Must register by deadline and be present to receive t-shirt. Check in begins one hour prior to race. Only one rain date scheduled. Any other canceled race will not be made up.

Team Challenge 

Sign up your group for the 2017 Trail Run Team Challenge. This is a great way to inspire members to get fit and get outside. Encourage your company, neighborhood, family and/or friends to take this Challenge by signing up together as a team! The Team Challenge is based on how many total individuals attend the series of races, not how fast individuals finish. Remember you don’t have to be a runner to participate - walkers are welcome! 

How Do I Register a Team? 

Follow these steps to register your team: 

1. Decide on a team captain/contact person

2. Gather your friends and co-workers 

3. Fill out the Team Roster 

4. Decide on a team name 

5. Register (online or mail-in) for races or series 

6. Email team name, team captain, contact information and team roster to Jessie at 

The team with the most participants at the end of the Series wins! Team Challenge winners will be announced at the Charleston Falls Preserve race on September 18th. Each individual on the winning team will receive a specialized team challenge winner shirt, 5 individual 2018 series registrations and the group will win a free two hour rental at the Lost Creek Corn Maze ($200 value). If you get 10 or more members to sign up you receive a $5 discount per individual per race, see details above. 

2017 Team Standings     

   Team Name
   Hobart Urban  Nature Preserve     Garbry Big      Woods Reserve      Lost Creek            Reserve  Stillwater Prairie         Reserve   Charleston Falls           Preserve         Total
ConAgra          33             25           23            20                   101
Driven - SEW Eurodrive           8             8           4            4                    24
Freudenburg           9             4           4            1                    18
MCPD           8              8           5            4                    25
Team Grace          12            15           10           20                    57
UVMC          25            10           8                             47
Your Pace or Mine?          15             10           13           11                    49


 - The runs take place rain or shine. If there are any concerns regarding race cancellation please check home page. We will also post this information on our Facebook page, Miami County Park District and on our Twitter account, miamicoparks. 

 - Due to the nature of trail runs, distances may slightly vary

 - Prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female participants

 - The age categories are as followed: 12 & under, 13 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55- 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69 and 70 & up

 - The top three in each age category will be awarded a "medal" (may not be your typical coin medal but will still mark your achievement) 

 - For questions/comments please contact Jessie Chernetski at (937) 335-6273 or 

Race Results

Click on the links below to see where you placed. Congratulations to all!

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

Garbry Big Woods Reserve

Lost Creek Reserve 

Stillwater Prairie Reserve 

Charleston Falls Preserve 

Thank You Sponsors!

This event would not be possible without the support from our many sponsors. If interested in supporting this wonderful event, please contact Amanda at 937.335.6273.