It doesn't matter if you walk or run. Follow the trail to better health.


**In-Person or Virtual Options available for 2021**

Be a part of the 2021 Trail Run Challenge... Get fit, healthy & outside!  The Park District will hold a four race trail series in Your Parks.  Whether you walk or run, you will be choosing a path to better health. All ages and abilities are welcome!

General Race Information:

  • No Dogs.  Due to the size of the trails and safety of all parties, no pets allowed for in-person race.
  • Offering a Virtual Option and In-Person Option - must select at time of registration
  • In-Person races will include age group awards.  There will be no age group awards for the virtual option.
  • A course map will be posted at the park and emailed to all participants
  • There will be no race-day registration, preregistration only

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All races are 5K with start time promptly at 9 a.m. and check-in starting at 8 a.m. for In-Person Race.  Timing will be provided by Can't Stop Timing.  Be sure to allow yourself enough time to get checked in and ready for the race.  The virtual course will be marked for 7 days, dates are listed below.  The trails open at 8:00 a.m. and all virtual runs must be completed by park closing (at sunset).  Click on the Parks below to view an aerial map of each race - subject to change. 

Trail Run Challenge

Virtual: June 6 - June 12; In-Person: June 13             Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

Virtual: July 4 - July 10; In-Person July 11                   Lost Creek Reserve

Virtual: August 1 - August 7; In-Person August 8         Stillwater Prairie Reserve

Virtual: Sept. 12 - Sept. 18; In-Person Sept. 19           Charleston Falls Preserve

Registration & Entry Fees

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

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - May 27

Lost Creek Reserve - June 24

Stillwater Prairie Reserve - July 22

Charleston Falls Preserve - September 2

Late Registrations: $25 each race (t-shirt NOT included)

Series Registration: $72 for all 4 races includes 4 individual race shirts (register by May 27) or $52 without t-shirts.  If you preregister for the series you will receive a series gift at the end of the series.

*Students & Individuals on teams of 10 or more: Receive a $5 discount if you register early.  If you preregister by dates above costs equals $15 and includes 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

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve Registration

Lost Creek Reserve Registration

Stillwater Prairie Reserve Registration

Charleston Falls Preserve Registration

Mail-In Registration

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

Miami County Park District

Trail Run Challenge

2645 East State Route 41

Troy, OH 45373 

Team Challenge 

Sign up your group for the 2021 Trail Run Team Challenge.  This is a great way to inspire members to get fit, healthy and outside.  Encourage your company, neighborhood, family and/or friends to take this Challenge by signing up together as a team!  The Team Challenge can compliment your healthy lifestyle by providing an opportunity to set and accomplish goals over a four-month period.  Remember, the goal is better health, so you don’t have to be a runner to participate - walkers are welcomed!

The 2021 Team Challenge competition is based on the total number of participants over the series of four races.  The team with the highest participation over the entire series receives five free entries for the 2022 Trail Run Challenge and a one (1) hour team outing at the Lost Creek Reserve Corn Maze.  

How Do I Register a Team? 

Follow these steps to register your team: 

1. Decide on a team captain/contact person
2. Enlist your friends and co-workers to join
3. Choose a team name
4. Fill out the Team Roster (tip: choose people who will participate, if a team member does not participate, it will count against your team's total participation percentage) 
5. Register (online or mail-in) for races or series 
6. Email team name, team captain, contact information and team roster to Mindy at 

People that are part of a registered team receive a $5 discount per individual per race, see details above.  The team with the highest participation percentage at the end of the Series will also win 5 individual 2022 series registrations.

TEAM SHIRTS: Teams have the option to purchase custom team shirts.  They are available for $10 each.  To receive team shirts by the first race, please submit team name/logo to Mindy ( by May 14.  Shirt sizes and quantities must be submitted by May 21.  All shirts will be given to the team captain for distribution at first race.  You can continue to add team members throughout the series however, special arrangements would need to be made for additional team shirts - extra charges may apply. 


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 vary slightly.

Prizes will be given to the top overall male and female participants.  Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group.

The age groups are as follows: 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 

For questions/comments please contact Mindy Weaver at (937) 335-6273 or 

Race Results

Please visit for race results. 

Thank You 2021 Sponsors!

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








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If interested in supporting this wonderful event, please contact Amanda at 937.335.6273.