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


**In-Person or Virtual Options available for 2023**

Be a part of the 2023 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.

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All races are 5K.  In-Person Race check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the race starts promptly at 9 a.m.  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).  Aerial maps of the 2023 race courses are below.

Trail Run Challenge

In-Person: May 21; Virtual: May 21 - May 27            Hobart Urban Nature Preserve - New!

Early Register By: May 4                                            

In-Person: June 11; Virtual: June 11 - June 17              Garbry Big Woods Reserve 

Early Register By: May 25

In-Person: July 9; Virtual: July 9 - July 15                  Lost Creek Reserve

Early Register By: June 22

In-Person: Aug. 13; Virtual: Aug. 13 - Aug. 19              Stillwater Prairie Reserve

Early Register By: July 27

Registration & Entry Fees

REGISTRATION 18 & older 17 & under
Early (with t-shirt)* $25 $20
Early (no t-shirt) $20 $15
After Early (no t-shirt) $25 $20
Series (4 t-shirts included)** $90 $80
Series (no t-shirts) $70 $60

* Deadlines for early registration are listed with race locations and dates above.

**Includes 4 individual race shirts - register by May 4.

How To Register


By Mail: Makes checks payable to Miami County Park District

Miami County Park District

Trail Run Challenge

2645 E. St. Rt. 41

Troy, OH 45373

Printable Registration Form

Team Challenge 

Sign up your group for the 2023 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 complement 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 2023 Team Challenge competition is based on your team's participation rate.  The team with the highest participation over the entire series receives five free entries for the 2024 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. Choose 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 

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 April 24.  Shirt sizes and quantities must be submitted by May 1.  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 would 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 2023 Sponsors!

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

Can't Stop Running








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