Trail Run Challenge

2015 Trail Run Challenge

Ready, Set, Go – The Park District will hold a six 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! 

Don't have the right gear? Don't worry, Up & Running Fitness and Apparel has it all including in-stock trail shoes. Visit them today to get properly fitted, you'll be glad you did! 


All races are 5k with start time promptly at 9 a.m. and registration at 8 a.m. Timing will provided by Alliance Running. Pre-packet pick-up will be available at Up & Running in Troy on the Saturday before each race from 3 - 5 p.m. Click on the Parks below to view an aerial map of the race course. 

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - April 26

Maple Ridge Reserve - June 14

Garbry Big Woods Reserve - July 12

Stillwater Prairie Reserve - August 9

Charleston Falls Preserve - September 20

Lost Creek Reserve - October 11

*Click on each location for an aerial view of the course* 

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 17

Maple Ridge - June 5

Garbry - July 3

Stillwater - July 31

Charleston - September 11

Lost Creek - October 2

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

Series Registration:  $90 for all 6 races (must register by April 17, includes each race t-shirt). If you preregister for the series AND compete in each race you will receive a long-sleeve tech 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 include 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. Early packet pickup at the Troy Up and Running store from 3-5 p.m. the day 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 2015 Trail Run Team Challenge. This is a great way to encourage members to get fit and get outside. This challenge is based on how many total individuals attend the series of races. 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. Decide on a team name 

4. Register for races or series 

5. Email team name, team captain, contact information and approximate number of participants to Jessie Chernetski at 

The team with the most participates at the end of the first 5 races wins! Team Challenge winners will be announced and awarded with their prizes at the Lost Creek Reserve race on October 11th. If you get 10 or more members to sign up you receive a $5 discount per individual per race, see details above. For more information check out the Team Challenge flyer.

Team Standings

CONGRATULATIONS to ConAgra Foods! With a total participation of 109, they are the winners of this year's Team Challenge. They will receive a free hour rental of the Corn Maze at Lost Creek Reserve and specialized team challenge winner tech shirts! Thank you to all the teams who participated. We hope to see you all again next year!

Team Name
   Hobart Urban  Nature Preserve     Maple Ridge            Reserve     Garbry Big      Woods Reserve  Stillwater Prairie          Reserve   Charleston Falls           Preserve     Total
ConAgra Foods               24            24         21         23          17      109
G(race)          18            9          6             8            4       45
Miami County  
Park District
         15           5          7          9            5       41
Miami County
Public Health
         17            9          6          3           5       40
Springfield Center for Family Medicine          25            6          2          6           2       41
Trail Snails          16           19         13         13          14       75
We Run with Scissors          4            8          3          4             3        22     


 - 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 overall male and female participants

 - The age categories are as followed: 12 & under, 13 - 17, 18 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & up

 - The top three in an 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 - Overall

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - Age Group

Maple Ridge Reserve - Overall

Maple Ridge Reserve - Age Group

Garbry Big Woods Reserve - Overall

Garbry Big Woods Reserve - Age Group

Stillwater Prairie Reserve - Overall

Stillwater Prairie Reserve - Age Group

Charleston Falls Preserve - Overall

Charleston Falls Preserve - Age Group

Lost Creek Reserve - Overall

Lost Creek Reserve - Age Group

Thank You Sponsors!

This event would not be possible without the support from our many sponsors. Thank You!